South Africa


Rugby U


Hey everyone! @sonjahaha here to bring you all the action - a bit delayed after some technical difficulties, fingers crossed I can bring you all the action from Durban without much hiccups...

Here's the BBC link to the line-ups as the national anthems are being sung: France coach Guy Noves has made eight changes after seeing his side crumbling to a 37-14 defeat in the first Test last weekend in Pretoria.

Ben O'Keefee is the ref, the teams are finally getting ready for kick-off...

South Africa in green, kicking the action off, France in blue

Here is a pic of the line-ups

And a pic of the subs

Meanwhile, France on attack, get the ball over the line next to the corner flag on the left side, ref is reviewing... Has Spedding's boot gone outside the line? Doesn't look like it... Tackled and wrestled over the line by Etzebeth... TRY GIVEN! It's South African born Spedding's first try for France! Congrats!

Kick converted by number 9 Serin, France ahead and on top early on! 0-7

And it didn't take long for the home side to come back with an easy penalty, converted by Jantjies... Struggling with the feed, so, apologies for lack of info... Trying to keep up... Bare with...

I think I've got the hang of it now, fingers crossed... Don't want to jinx it... 12 minutes gone, France under pressure, South Africa dominating possession 72% with more urgency, pushing, pressing, putting the visitors on the back foot...