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Springboks (23) 37 / 15 (7) France (Final Score)

The South African Springboks and France did battle in The June Internationals 2017 at

Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban, South Africa at 17:00 SA Time (15:00 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

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




  • Penalties – Elton Jantjies (3)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Jan Serfontein (1), Siya Kolisi (1), Coenie Oosthuizen (1), Elton Jantjies (1)
  • Conversions – Elton Jantjies (4)


  • Penalties –  François Trinh-Duc (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Scott Spedding (1), Damian Penaud (1)
  • Conversions – Baptiste Serin (1)


South African Springboks
17 June 2017 at 17:00 SA Time
  • Team: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (Captain), 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
  • Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds
  • Team: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Damian Penaud, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kevin Gourdon, 6 Yacouba Camara, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4  Romain Taofifenua, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (Captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot
  • Replacements: 16 Clément Maynadier, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Uini Atonio, 19 Julien le Devedec, 20 Bernard le Roux, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Nans Ducuing

Expected weather: Sunny with a high of 25°C and a low of 13°C
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees:  Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Angus Gardner (Australia)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

118 Responses to June Internationals 2017: South Africa vs France – Live Game Article

  • 101

    Hougie hacks it out… game over!

  • 102

    South African Springboks (23) 37 / 15 (7) France (Final Score)

  • 103

    GB I don’t know what to say. That probably goes down as one of the best Bok performances I’ve seen in a very long time if ever. I really am speechless. MOM? Maybe Kolisi? Shit he was fantastic.

  • 104

    A win by 22 points, despite having very little possession…

    Who wuld you award Man Of The Match to?

    Franco Mostert
    Elton Jantjies

    I would make it Kolisi or Marx

  • 105

    my sense is; the belief is starting to return. We always knew we had the talent (in spades) but we lacked world class coaching and management. Something has changed. That is apparent. This was an very inspiring performance. For all the right reasons.

  • 106

    Kolisi indeed gets the Man Of The Match award!

  • 107

    105 Tassies wrote:

    my sense is; the belief is starting to return. We always knew we had the talent (in spades) but we lacked world class coaching and management. Something has changed. That is apparent. This was an very inspiring performance. For all the right reasons.

    Still not perfect, but the attitude and the energy is there… and the systems of defence and attack certainly got a great deal of attention!

    But mostly I am over the moon about the spirit, the gees, the attitude, the cohesiveness, players playing for each other and for the team!

  • 108

    Folks… we still have ONE MORE GAME tonight…

    Argentina vs England

    It is at 21:15 SA Time (16:15 Arg Time, 20:15 UK Time, 19:15 GMT)

  • 109

    Will be interesting to hear what Nick Mallett and Naas Botha have to say about the Bokke performance…

  • 110

    169 Tackles made by the Bokke against 58.

    Just shows how hard the Bokke had to work on defence!!

  • 111

    I would not change this team for the 3rd Test. Just their collective commitment does not warrent any change at all. It would be counter-productive.

  • 112

    How do you bolster this team more?

    Maybe add Ruan Combrinck in place of Raymond Rhule (not that Rhule has been bad, not at all). Would not tinker on the backline more than that…
    In the forwards… I think Oupa Mohoje will be out for a number of weeks… so I would bring Jaco Kriel into the group, maybe Ruan Dreyer…

  • 113

    There Jean de Villiers agrees with me on both Jaco Kriel and Ruan Dreyer…

  • 114

    @ grootblousmile:
    GB this is a team which can be classically described as a work in progress. With this particular example, the progess is distinctly apparent and the trajectory is sharply upward. It is very obvious. They can only get better. I am once again enthused by Springbok rugby. Its in the right hands I sense and I’d expect the AB’s to start paying more attention about what’s happening south of the Limpopo.

  • 115

    Weak points in the Bokke?

    Beast and his scrumming and work rate, maybe…
    Lack of a 2nd flyhalf…

  • 116

    Good result for the Boks. Looks like a good rugby day all with Scotland winning too.

  • 117

    well well well
    poor French
    and an improved Bok side
    good work in defense

    the springboks recall me the Saracens here in europe
    consistent pack
    great and agressive defense
    organised in the ruck
    efficiency in attack
    courageous 9 and flyhalf

    kicking and high balls to improve + some combination in attack
    but a team in the good direction

  • 118

    French barbarians against Boks A

    Vartanov Etrillard Ric
    Lambey Flanquart *
    Sazy Tauleigue Erbani
    Lesgourgues Michalak *
    Dupont Estebanez * ++ Mignardi Dupichot

    Bonfils * Hamadache Raynaud Mela * ++ Jelonch Pejoine Belleau Dubie

    * Caps with France
    ++ Last Career Game


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