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The Springboks avenge themselves against the British & Irish Lions.

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The Springboks secures all the bragging rights in their second test of the Castle Lager Lions Series 2021 Tournament against The British & Irish Lions with a 27 – 9 win.

The teams locked horns at Cape Town Stadium at 18:00. The Springboks came into the fixture looking for a win after they were beaten by their opponents in the first test.

It was a dramatic opening half as both teams were awarded penalties with Biggar (Irish Lions) having converted 3 penalties and Pollard (Springboks) converting 2. The Boks went into the half-time trailing by 6-9. Heading into the second half The Springboks were faster as ever. The Irish Lions schoolboy mistakes costed them as Pollard stretched the Springboks lead to 18-9 in the second half. Both teams conceded 10 penalties.

Pollard again in the final 10 minutes bagged 3 penalties for the Springboks and sealed the game with a 27-9 victory. The Springboks’ win levels the series at 1-1 as the Irish Lions won the first test last Saturday. The win takes the game to a decider in Cape Town as both teams will lock horns again next week.

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Springboks: Willie le Roux,  Cheslin Kolbe, . Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende,  Makazole Mapimpi, . Handré Pollard, . Faf de Klerk,. Steven Kitshoff,  Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, . Siya Kolisi (capt), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jasper Wiese.

Replacements:  Malcolm Marx, Trevor Nyakane, Vincent Koch, Lood de Jager, Marco van Staden,. Kwagga Smith, Herschel Jantjies,  Damian Willemse.

Lions:  Stuart Hogg, Anthony Watson, Chris Harris, Robbie Henshaw, Duhan van der Merwe, . Dan Biggar, Conor Murray, Mako Vunipola,  Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tadhg Furlong,  Maro Itoje,  Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Jack Conan.

Replacements: 16. Ken Owens, 17. Rory Sutherland, Kyle Sinckler,  Tadhg Beirne,  Taulupe Faletau,  Ali Price, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly.

 

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