FranceSouth AfricaFrance (7) 10 / 19 (13) Springboks (Final score)

France and the South African Springboks did battle in the End Of Year Tours at

Stade de France, Paris at 22:00 SA Time (21:00 French Time, 20:00 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Morgan Parra (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Yoann Huguet (1)
  • Conversions – Morgan Parra (1)


  • Penalties – Morné Steyn (3), Patrick Lambie (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – JP Pietersen (1)
  • Conversions – Morné Steyn (1)


France: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Sofiane Guitoune, 13 Florian Fritz, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Yoann Huguet, 10 Rémi Talès, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Wenceslas Lauret, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (Captain), 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Papé, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Benjamin Kayser, 1 Yannick Forestier.
Replacements: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Thomas Domingo, 18 Rabah Slimani, 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 20 Yannick Nyanga, 21 Jean-Marc Doussain, 22 Frédéric Michalak, 23 Mathieu Bastareaud.

South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers (Captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts , 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Bakkies Botha, 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 21 Siya Kolisi, 22 Jano Vermaak, 23 Pat Lambie.

Date: Saturday 23 November 2013
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Kick-off: 22:00 SA Time (21:00 French Time, 20:00 GMT)
Expected weather: Cold. Overcast with a high of 5 C, dropping to 3 C
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant Referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Leighton Hodges (Wales)
TMO: Iain Ramage (Scotland)

366 Responses to End Of Year Tours: France vs South Africa – Live Game Article

  • 351

    349 @ The_Young_Turk:
    Why do all of you greet… there is MUCH more to come!

  • 352

    Sorry, forgot about the rugby tomorrow, see you guys then!

  • 353

    @ grootblousmile:
    Janee, ons sal die ander muggies kyk, maar die Bokke is klaar.
    So, my rugbyjaar is ook klaar.
    Jammer, ons kon nie die donners harder gemoer het vanaand nie.
    Maar HM en die Bokke kom welverdiend onoorwonne terug, so ek is heppie.

  • 354

    nag chaps,gaan nou kooi toe

  • 355

    Flo was doff to concede that Yellow.

    Worst players on Bokke side on the night, Ruan Pieanaar, Ruan Pienaar… and Ruan Pienaar!

    Morné Steyn fumbled a few times, but his kicking to posts from the tee, was exceptional.
    Jaque Fourie was the 2nd worst Bok.

    Pity about Eben Etzebeth’s injury early on.

  • 356

    @ smallies:
    Nite smalles, ek ook pisvel toe, tjeers GBS, ek moet nou genuine maak soos roggof, moet flippin more vroe by die werk wees hier in kameelland.

  • 357

    Good Springbok year… 10 from 12… only losses to the All Blacks, no others.

    Some great results in between… the win against the Wallabies in Australia was a great one

  • 358

    Well done Bokke, pity we had a power failure for the last 10 minutes of the game.

  • 359

    356 @ Pietman:
    Nag ou Pietman… jy moet by ons bly reg deur Desember, jy hoor!

  • 360

    @ grootblousmile:
    daai een teen die ABs was ook n fokapie, met Roman Poite, ek tel dit nie eens nie…

  • 361

    @ grootblousmile:
    Ja man, maar ek is besig, moet in Desember nog Oman EN China toe, en dan n slag huistoe.

  • 362

    361 @ Pietman:
    OK, maar jy kan nie nou al Gespeende Krismis vir ons almal sé nie…

  • 363

    frustreerende game. maar die franse het als ons kant toe gegooi en ons het nie eers geskyf nie. domineerend!

  • 364

    First let me say I have been lurking for a long long time and this site is my go to site for informed opinion I dont have the bandwidth to be neeking around anyway…my three cents worth….Ruan isnt as bad as you all make him out to be….he gets involved makes a lot of tackles etc he gets sucked in and then he is missing..I know I know he should play his position but with morne behind him I think he ov er compensates…now here we go…lamb tjops gives him more time and options…just watch.

    My main worry is that we are returning to the bad old days this business of head grinding.. man it wont work and now we face England and we will lose(because we will be reffed out of the game) and I blame HM because he should ban players.. are we going back to Strueli(spelling?)

    BTW our two (unawarded)tries were good I fail to remember a worse refereed game perhaps that is why our guys get pissed off and play dirty.

  • 365

    I remember watching Western Transvaal hammering the Franse at Olean park or maybe it was only the naartjies hitting my head that made me believe that.

  • 366

    364 & 365 @ Day dream believer:
    Welcome to Rugby-Talk, boat-man!

    You can now talk to us regularly here, good to have you on board!


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