Scotland vs South Africa LIVE: Rugby result, final score and reaction from 2021 Autumn international fixture

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Scotland are taking on South Africa at Murrayfield hoping to take another huge scalp a week on from their impressive win over Australia. This time though they will need to go up another gear as they face the reigning world champions, and a Springboks side who have not lost to the Scots since 2010, winning their past six encounters.

Gregor Townsend has made four changes to the team which started the win over Australia, with Rufus McLean installed on the wing and Matt Scott given his first start at centre since 2017, while Stuart McInally and Nick Haining come into the pack. Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber has made three changes to the side which edged Wales, including full-back Willie le Roux replacing the injured Damian Willemse.

Townsend knows it will be a tough encounter, but believes home advantage could again be key. “We know what to expect from the Springboks in how they play and the physicality they will bring across the team. We have therefore selected a side that we believe can both meet that challenge and give us the platform to impose our game on the opposition. It should be a full-blooded contest and will require an intensity and focus across our 23-man squad for the full 80 minutes.”

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Scotland vs South Africa: Talking points ahead of meeting at Murrayfield

Scotland vs South Africa

  • Kick-off at Murrayfield at 1pm

  • 29’ - Mapimpi races clear to score first try of the match

  • 35’ - Hogg replies for Scotland after flowing team move

  • 43’ - Mapimpi adds second try shortly after half time

  • 58’ - Hogg also powers to second try before the hour mark

  • 71’ - Springboks cruise clear with flurry of late penalties

Full time: Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

17:41 , Jamie Braidwood

How about Joey Carbery’s 10-minute cameo at the end? He stepped into Johnny Sexton’s shoes and converted three late penalties to wrap the win. This one in particular was perfectly judged, and it seemed to extinguish any hope that was left from the All Blacks. The future is bright for Ireland at No 10.

James Lowe: ‘It’s a childhood dream’

17:35 , Jack Rathborn

“It’s amazing,” said New Zealand-born James Lowe. “Never in a million years did I think this day would come. Since a kid I dreamed of being an All Black.

“I gave up that dream, I wasn’t quite good enough, but to put up a performance against the best team in the world. To stand in front of the haka, it’s a childhood dream.”

FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

17:33 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s been an incredible day of rugby - but we’re not done yet!

England have just kicked off at Twickenham as they renew their rivalry with Australia.

You can follow all the updates, here.

England vs Australia LIVE: Latest updates

17:30 , Jack Rathborn

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FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

17:29 , Jamie Braidwood

This is quite an incredible interview with Ireland’s James Lowe, speaking to Amazon Prime:

“Never in a million years did I think this day would come. Ever since I was a kid it was my dream to be an All Black.

“I gave up that dream, I just wasn’t quite good enough and to be able to come over here and put in a performance against the best team in the world, they’re the standard bearers.

“Words can’t describe it. To hear my nation’s anthem, to stand in front of the Haka, it’s a childhood dream.”

Lowe then says his late tackle on Rieko Ioane was his moment of the match. “Forget about the try,” he says.

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Ireland stun New Zealand as Joey Carbery seals thrilling Dublin victory

17:22 , Jack Rathborn

Ireland stunned New Zealand 29-20 in a historic victory at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

In an action-packed contest that saw both teams have tries ruled out, replacement Joey Carbery landed the decisive blow with a penalty booted from the halfway line with minutes to spare.

Caelan Doris and Ronan Kelleher had put the hosts ahead with impressive scores before Will Jordan responded for the All Blacks.

And Akira Ioane thought he had pulled the visitors to the brink of taking the lead with a try, only for the officials to save the Irish.

An expectant home crowd then roared their team on in the closing stages and a penalty was greeted with an almighty cheer with less than 90 seconds remaining.

And Carbery made no mistake to clinch a sensational win to kickstart the party as Andy Farrell’s men march on.

Ireland stun New Zealand as Joey Carbery seals thrilling Dublin victory

FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

17:21 , Jamie Braidwood

What a stunning victory for Ireland - only their third over the All Blacks in 33 attempts. They were sensational throughout the match, and in a devastating 15-minute spell at the start of the second half were able rack up the points their overall display deserved. It could have been even more, too, if not for some magnificent New Zealand defending.

The All Blacks made it a tight finish with two quick scores late on, but Ireland were able to make the crucial turnovers down the stretch to seal another famous win.

FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

17:17 , Jamie Braidwood

INCREDIBLE! Lowe smashes the ball out of the stadium as Ireland celebrate another famous victory over the All Blacks - only their second on home soil! What a win, what a night in Dublin!

Ireland 29-20 New Zealand (Carbery pen 79’)

17:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Carbery converts the penalty, Ireland retain the ball, and the clock is in the red!

Ireland 26-20 New Zealand

17:14 , Jamie Braidwood

79 mins: Penalty Ireland! They think they’ve done it! And it’s substitutes Tadhg Beirne and Peter O’Mahony who play a crucial role in winning the penalty at the breakdown. Carbery will kick at goal....

Ireland 26-20 New Zealand

17:14 , Jamie Braidwood

78 mins: Ireland think they’ve turned the ball over inside the New Zealand half but it’s brought back for a knock-on from Tadhg Beirne.

Caelen Doris is named player of the match - Ireland have two minutes to see out.

Ireland 26-20 New Zealand

17:11 , Jamie Braidwood

75 mins: Magnificent from Ireland as first Ringrose pressures Barrett from the high ball, before Earls forces the error from Sevu Reece as he chucks the ball out of play.

Ireland turn the ball over, but Hugo Keenan then makes his play of the day as he intercepts a crossfield pass and carries it into the New Zealand half.

Ireland are edging closer.

Ireland 26-20 New Zealand (Carbery pen 74’)

17:09 , Jamie Braidwood

The Aviva held its breath before exploding into noise as Carbery’s kick from the halfway line creeped over the crossbar!

A huge couple of minutes for Ireland!

Ireland 23-20 New Zealand

17:07 , Jamie Braidwood

72 mins: The Aviva explodes as Ireland stop a New Zealand break and win the penalty at the breakdown! From the scrum, the All Blacks flew forward through Havili, and they had men over on the wing. Lowe took a huge risk to come inside and he is rewarded as he meets Ioane in midfield for a huge tackle! The green shirts then flood over the ball and Ireland win a crucial penalty on the halfway line.

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Ireland 23-20 New Zealand

17:05 , Jamie Braidwood

72 mins: Lowe, who has been brilliant this game, zips a quick pass into Conan, who makes a drive into the New Zealand 22. The All Blacks turn it over, before they knock it on, and that sets up a scrum inside the New Zealand half.

Two experienced heads come on for Ireland as Keith Earls and Conor Murray enter the fray.

Ireland 23-20 New Zealand (Jordie Barrett pen 70’)

17:01 , Jamie Braidwood

The full-back adds the three points from under the posts. That was quite an ominous attack from New Zealand, who were suddenly inside the Ireland 22 and comfortably carved the Irish defence open. Still, they only come away with three points.

We are set for a HUGE final 10 minutes now!

Ireland 23 -17 New Zealand

17:01 , Jamie Braidwood

NO TRY! Indeed, Rieko Ioane’s pass to Akira Ioane was offside - so it comes back to the earlier penalty.

TRY! Ireland 23-22 New Zealand (Akira Ioane 69’)

16:59 , Jamie Braidwood

The All Blacks cross the line after pilling up the penalty advantages - but there’s a suspicion of a forward pass from one Ioane to the other!

Ireland 23 -17 New Zealand (Carbery pen 66’)

16:56 , Jamie Braidwood

That will settle Carbery’s nerves as Ireland’s stand-in fly-half makes the simple kick from 30 yards.

Ireland 20-17 New Zealand

16:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Furlong made the crucial strip following the restart, before Ringrose made the break with a spin and duck inside. New Zealand then concede the penalty as they looked to recover.

Sexton, who has been left battered and bruised by New Zealand, makes way for Joey Carbery for a HIA.

Ireland 20-17 New Zealand

16:52 , Jamie Braidwood

64 mins: Jordie Barrett adds the simple conversion to take the All Blacks to within three points, but Ireland are back on the attack inside the New Zealand half!

TRY! Ireland 20-15 New Zealand (Will Jordan 62’)

16:50 , Jamie Braidwood

New Zealand hit back, almost out of nowhere! Jordan started the move with a chip down the touchline, which was chased and collected by Ioane. Jordan followed it up and and received the pass inside from Jordan, before running clear. A simple try but that was devastating move from the All Blacks.

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

16:49 , Jamie Braidwood

61 mins: Another New Zealand turnover (!) this time from the lineout, thanks to a brilliant steal from Ryan. Ireland clear to inside the New Zealand half.

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

16:48 , Jamie Braidwood

60 mins: Ireland turn the ball over but Sexton can only find Sevu Reece with his kick. That brings up an exchange of deep kicks between Lowe and Barrett, before Ireland winger eventually hits touch.

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

16:46 , Jamie Braidwood

59 mins: That’s solid scrummage from Ireland - as they keep the ball through Aki before Gibson Park clears to halfway.

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

16:45 , Jamie Braidwood

57 mins: There’s a lengthy TMO after Gibson Park is forced to scramble back to touch down behind his line to deny Rieko Ioane. It gives Ireland a five-metre scrum, as New Zealand look to hit back with a quick response.

16:45 , Jack Rathborn

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land's Johnny Sexton celebrates (REUTERS)
Ireland's Caelan Doris celebrates scoring (REUTERS)
Ireland's Caelan Doris celebrates scoring (REUTERS)
Caelan Doris of Ireland celebrates with Tadhg Beirne (Getty)
Caelan Doris of Ireland celebrates with Tadhg Beirne (Getty)

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand (Sexton pen 56’)

16:41 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s a simple penalty for Sexton - as Ireland take a 10-point lead!

Ireland 17-10 New Zealand

16:40 , Jamie Braidwood

54 mins: That sets up another promising position for Ireland, and they begin to work up the phases through the forwards. The All Blacks then conceded the penalty after David Havili blocks Sexton’s pass from an offside position.

Ireland 17-10 New Zealand

16:38 , Jamie Braidwood

53 mins: This is incredible from Ireland! After Sexton adds the conversion, they force New Zealand into another turnover as Ringrose pounces upon a loose ball. Gibson Park then plays a perfect box kick into the corner, which Barrett can’t keep in play.

TRY! Ireland 15-10 New Zealand (DORIS 51’)

16:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Ireland retake the lead as Caelen Doris scores his first international try! Following the lineout, Ireland set up possession just outside the 22-metre line. Doris took the ball from the ruck and made a quick break up the inside of two New Zealand players before crossing beside the posts!

Ireland 10-10 New Zealand

16:34 , Jamie Braidwood

49 mins: More slack play from New Zealand as Ioane’s pass goes behind his target, as the All Blacks looked to spark some momentum. That forces New Zealand to kick clear, before Sexton forces them back deep into their half as he finds touch.

Ireland 10-10 New Zealand

16:31 , Jamie Braidwood

47 mins: Ireland are forced to deal with a couple of testers after New Zealand go for the air. The line speed from Ireland is also good as New Zealand have a spell on the ball - before their move breaks down as Will Jordan knocks on.

Ireland 10-10 New Zealand

16:29 , Jamie Braidwood

46 mins: Sexton can’t add the conversion after his kick strikes the post! Ireland keep possession following the restart.

TRY! Ireland 10-10 New Zealand (KELLEHER 44’)

16:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Brilliant from Ireland! The swiftly move the ball from left to right following the line out after some lovely carries from the backs, with Lowe again involved! New Zealand stop them on their try-line, but unlike much of the first half, Ireland are able to find that extra yard as Kelleher powers over with help from Henderson!

Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:26 , Jamie Braidwood

41 mins: Both sides start the second half with an exchange of kicks, before Ireland win the first penalty of the half after Papalii is penalised following a good take from Lowe. Sexton kicks for touch and Ireland keep possession inside the New Zealand half.

16:26 , Jack Rathborn

Ireland's James Lowe celebrates scoring (PA)
Ireland's James Lowe celebrates scoring (PA)
New Zealand's Codie Taylor celebrates scoring (REUTERS)
New Zealand's Codie Taylor celebrates scoring (REUTERS)
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Jordie Barrett kicks a conversion (REUTERS)
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Ireland's Iain Henderson is tackled (PA)

KICK OFF! Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:23 , Jamie Braidwood

Sexton gets us underway! A huge second half coming up.

HALF TIME: Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:20 , Jamie Braidwood

The capacity crowd inside the Aviva will sense their side have a huge opportunity to secure another historic result, here. If they can just be a bit more clinical in the second half, a second victory over the All Blacks on home soil could be there for the taking.

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HALF TIME: Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:14 , Jamie Braidwood

That was an impressive first-half performance from Ireland, but they somehow head into the break behind!

The hosts have dominated pretty much every category - including possessions, metres made and territory - but New Zealand are ahead on the scoreboard.

Ireland will be frustrated with the errors they made for both All Blacks scores, as well.

HALF TIME! Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:09 , Jamie Braidwood

But no! Porter spills the lineout and that brings an enthralling first half to an end.

Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:08 , Jamie Braidwood

39 mins: But still, Ireland come forward. New Zealand concede the penalty as Sexton kicks for the corner.

With the clock now in the red, Ireland have one last chance.

Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:06 , Jamie Braidwood

38 mins: Outstanding defence from the All Blacks! Ireland work it well from the lineout as the on-running Aki bursts into space. Sexton goes left and Lowe has a chance, but he can’t wriggle away from four New Zealand defenders. Ireland go back inside through the forwards, with Van der Flier making a break, before Sexton is held up on the line! Somehow New Zealand stand firm. They make the turnover, only for Lowe to run it back, before Gibson Park spills it under pressure! New Zealand are then finally able to clear into touch.

Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:02 , Jamie Braidwood

36 mins: Sexton is again the target of a late hit and that earns Ireland a quick penalty. Sexton picks himself up before kicking for the corner, as Ireland look to hit back!

Ireland 5-10 New Zealand

16:00 , Jamie Braidwood

34 mins: The All Blacks add the conversion and the mood inside the Aviva is suddenly very different.

TRY! Ireland 5-8 New Zealand (Codie Taylor 32’)

15:58 , Jamie Braidwood

How about that for a swing! New Zealand clear to touch after winning a penalty at halfway, and from the lineout Dalton Papalii strikes. He makes a break in between Kelleher and Furlong before off-loading to Codie Taylor, who raced over the line.

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

15:56 , Jamie Braidwood

NO TRY! It’s disallowed! Kelleher is adjudged to have made a second movement after he was tackled short of the try-line. New Zealand clear.

TRY! Ireland 10-3 New Zealand (FURLONG 30’)

15:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Brilliant from Ireland! Kelleher makes the initial charge in the rolling maul following the lineout. He’s stopped at the try-line, before Furlong picks it up and dives over!

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

15:53 , Jamie Braidwood

29 mins: New Zealand are back up to their full contingent - but Ireland continue to push them back into their own half.

The hosts come again, with Lowe making another break up the inside. The move grinds to a half on the 5-metre line, but New Zealand throw the ball out of play as they tried to pass it out from the back.

There’s concern as Sexton receives some treatment after a high hit, but he looks as if he is going to continue.

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

15:51 , Jamie Braidwood

27 mins: Lowe made the break up the inside as Ireland forced New Zealand back inside their 10-metre line, They got the ball back into the hands of their forward pack, but it again ends in an Ireland turnover as New Zealand win the penalty.

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

15:50 , Jamie Braidwood

25 mins: Ireland dive up the inside through the hooker Ronan Kelleher following the lineout, but the All Blacks stood strong and forced the turnover after five phases. New Zealand clear by Ireland come again...

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

15:47 , Jamie Braidwood

23 mins: Ireland’s pressure following the New Zealand scrum is excellent. They flood the ball with green shirts and force the turnover as New Zealand tried to play out.

They win the scrum and then win another penalty after the All Blacks collapse. Sexton kicks to the corner.

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

15:45 , Jamie Braidwood

22 mins: Ireland spring left following the scrum, but New Zealand’s defence is perfect and Ireland can’t make any gains. Ireland knock-on where they started, but on the opposite side of the pitch.

There is concern for New Zealand though after Beauden Barrett took a head knock when tackling Conway.

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

15:42 , Jamie Braidwood

20 mins: Brilliant work from Conway from kick-off sees the All Blacks knock-on under the high ball. That sets up a scrum just inside the New Zealand 22.

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand (Jordie Barrett pen 19’)

15:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Ireland’s restart is poor and New Zealand quickly take up possession in the Ireland half. The All Blacks then win a quick penalty after Iain Henderson is caught not moving away from a ruck.

Jordie Barrett converts the kick as New Zealand hit straight back.

Ireland 5-0 New Zealand

15:38 , Jamie Braidwood

16 mins: Sexton can’t add the conversion from the touchline, as the ball drifted wide of the posts from a tough position.

TRY! Ireland 5-0 New Zealand (LOWE 15’)

15:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Ireland take the lead! After keeping the ball from the line out, the forward pack dial up the pressure with a succession of heaves towards the corner. With New Zealand holding on, Sexton switched the ball towards Aki, who fizzed a fine pass out wide. It ends up in the hands of James Lowe, who touches down in the corner under pressure from Barrett.

YELLOW CARD! Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:34 , Jamie Braidwood

13 mins: Codie Taylor is sent to the bin for a high tackle on Sexton! The fly-half will kick for the corner form the penalty.

And Sexton nails it to give Ireland a brilliant position against 14 men.

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:32 , Jamie Braidwood

12 mins: Ireland make a mess of the lineout but are able to regather possession. Sexton then looks for the quick switch, with Conway in space on the right wing. Sexton took a late hit, however, and it’s going to come back for an Ireland penalty.

The referee is also looking at an earlier tackle, again on Sexton, from Codie Taylor as the Ireland fly-half collected the ball from the original lineout.

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:30 , Jamie Braidwood

11 mins: New Zealand had a spare man out wide but Ireland stand strong! Beauden Barrett lands the ball in Will Jordan’s hands before the winger burst for the line - but brilliant defence from Garry Ringrose keeps him at bay. It’s popped off to Jordie Barrett, but Ringrose again crashes into a tackle to stop him at the try-line, before Ireland win the penalty and clear for touch!

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:28 , Jamie Braidwood

9 mins: Beauden Barrett sends it high and Ireland spill the ball, but they win it back as Andrew Porter blocks Barrett’s low kick looking for a man out wide.

From the kick chase, Ireland concede the penalty as Conway catches Jordie Barrett as he rose to collect it.

New Zealand go for the corner.

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:26 , Jamie Braidwood

8 mins: The scrum goes New Zealand’s way this time, and they elect to go back to scrum after winning the free kick.

Both teams are sizing each other up at the moment.

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:24 , Jamie Braidwood

5 mins: Sexton lets out a huge roar as a combination of Tadhg Furlong and Caelan Doris forces the knock on from Ardie Savea - that sets up another scrum and Ireland win the free kick as it wheels around.

Ireland go for the scrum again.

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:22 , Jamie Braidwood

3 mins: Conway snaps into a tackle at halfway, before Aki forces the turnover with a good hit on Rieko Ioane. It’s ruled as a knock-on, however, and that sets up an All Blacks scrum on the halfway line.

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:20 , Jamie Braidwood

1 min: Ireland chase a kick before Bundee Aki does well to collect a high ball. Ireland keep possession and string some quick passes together in a couple of flowing moves. The attack eventually comes to an end as Ireland concede a penalty at the ruck, and New Zealand clear to touch, but that’s a confident start from the hosts.

KICK-OFF! Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

15:18 , Jamie Braidwood

Here we go! Beauden Barrett gets us underway.

Ireland vs New Zealand

15:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Goosebumps at the Aviva as Ireland’s Call is followed by the Haka - there’s a smirk from Jack Conan which is greeted by cheers inside the stadium as it flashes up on the big screen.

And that’s followed by The Fields Of Athenry from the home fans! Kick-off is moments away.

Ireland vs New Zealand

15:11 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s a sell-out crowd at the Aviva, the first for an Ireland rugby international since the pandemic, and what an occasion to welcome the fans back.

New Zealand were the winners of the recent Rugby Championship - but they did suffer defeat to world champions South Africa in September.

It’s time for the anthems as we approach kick off.

Ireland vs New Zealand

15:09 , Jamie Braidwood

That’s all the reaction we’ve got time for from Scotland vs South Africa, as we head over to Dublin for the second huge match of the afternoon - it’s Ireland vs New Zealand!

There was a classic Ireland win against the All Blacks, their first on home soil, three years ago - but New Zealand had the upper hand in their last meeting in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

Switch over here for live coverage of Ireland vs New Zealand.

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Full time: Scotland 15-30 South Africa

15:04 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland captain Stuart Hogg: “I’m gutted, because we went in at half time fully in control of the game. We defended with everything we had in the first half and we said at half time to come out and make the most of it - but we were second best at times.

“We let ourselves down and shot ourselves in the foot in the second half. We can take a bit of confidence, but unfortunately we didn’t stay in the moment and it has cost us.”

Full time: Scotland 15-30 South Africa

14:57 , Jamie Braidwood

South Africa go two from two in their European tour, and will look to complete a clean sweep in November when they face England at Twickenham next weekend.

The Springboks will take some stopping.

Siya Kolisi: “Scotland were good today, it was a tight game as usual. I’m proud of my team for sticking together. I thought they had the edge in the first half but physicality was always the aim - and we did that in the second half.”

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FULL TIME: Scotland 15-30 South Africa

14:53 , Jamie Braidwood

Player of the match Eben Etzebeth: “First half we were down but we stayed patient and kept to the structure. It was an awesome performance in the second half.

“England will be a massive challenge. We’ll celebrate tonight and then focus on England tomorrow.”

FULL TIME: Scotland 15-30 South Africa

14:47 , Jamie Braidwood

That was quite incredible from South Africa, even if we knew it was coming. As soon as Scotland had a sniff of an upset, the dialled up their physicality to dominate the set-piece and and wrestle back control of the contest, eventually taking it away from the hosts with a flurry of late penalties.

Scotland showed some encouraging glimpses but they will be frustrated that they couldn’t make the most of their opportunities, while their line out fell apart in the second half.

Scotland 15-30 South Africa

14:47 , Jamie Braidwood

79 mins: The player of the match is awarded to Eben Etzebeth, who was key in disrupting Scotland’s line outs in the crucial phase of play in the second play.

Scotland 15-30 South Africa (Pollard pen 78’)

14:46 , Jamie Braidwood

And to make matters worse, South Africa force the knock-on. From the scrum South Africa win another penalty and Pollard brings up 30 points for the Springboks with a simple kick from under the posts.

Scotland 15-27 South Africa

14:44 , Jamie Braidwood

75 mins: That’s a good result for South Africa, though, they’ve been dominant in the set-piece in this second half and they retain possession from their line out.

Steyn clears and forces Scotland back - before incredible South Africa pressure pushes Scotland deep inside their half as they tried to work the ball out from the back.

Scotland 15-27 South Africa

14:41 , Jamie Braidwood

74 mins: South Africa hold Scotland on their halfway line - which forces Russell to kick for the corner. It’s a good kick and sets up a South Africa line out inside their 10-metre line.

Scotland 15-27 South Africa (Steyn pen 71’)

14:38 , Jamie Braidwood

South Africa have taken this match away from Scotland at the breakdown. This time it’s Marx who steals in to win the turnover and draw another penalty at halfway.

Steyn produces another stunning kick from range to extend South Africa’s lead to 12 points.

Scotland 15-24 South Africa (Pollard pen 69’)

14:36 , Jamie Braidwood

And when you make a mistake against the Springboks, they usually force another soon after. Kitshoff draws a penalty from the breakdown and this time Pollard makes no mistake, sending it through the posts to make it a two-score game ahead of the final 10 minutes.

Scotland 15-21 South Africa

14:35 , Jamie Braidwood

66 mins: Hogg and Steyn exchange kicks from deep, before Koch concedes a penalty for an offside. Russell sends it into touch as Scotland return to the South Africa half.

But, again, South Africa strip the ball from a Scotland line out! Koch is involved again as South Africa disrupt another Scotland set-piece, and that releases the pressure just as Scotland looked to be in a good position.

Scotland 15-21 South Africa

14:32 , Jamie Braidwood

65 mins: South Africa keep up the pressure as they draw a penalty from the scrum - but Pollard can’t take advantage as he horribly shanks the kick at goal.

Scotland 15-21 South Africa

14:31 , Jamie Braidwood

63 mins: And in a further blow to Scotland, South Africa win another line out to steal the ball at halfway, before Koch gains some yards with a driving run.

Substitute Pollard brings South Africa back into the Scotland half with a good kick into the corner - and it sets up a Springboks scrum. The world champions have wrestled control back from the hosts.

Scotland 15-21 South Africa

14:29 , Jamie Braidwood

61 mins: They can’t repeat the trick from the line out, however, and South Africa are able to regain possession following a loose throw. That was a missed opportunity.

Scotland 15-21 South Africa

14:28 , Jamie Braidwood

60 mins: The momentum has shifted now! Hogg sends a brilliant clearing kick deep inside the South Africa half, and a brilliant kick chase from the Scots earns them the penalty five metres from the line!

TRY! Scotland 15-21 South Africa (HOGG 58’)

14:24 , Jamie Braidwood

Scotland are back in it - they needed that! After Lukhanyo Am is penalised for a high tackle on Price, Russell finds touch and sets up the line out from the five-metre line.

They work it wonderfully from there, with Russell finding Van der Merwe, who popped the ball on to Hogg. The Scotland captain drove to the line and powered past Reinach in the corner.

Russell can’t add the conversion from the touchline.

Scotland 10-21 South Africa (Jantjies pen 56’)

14:23 , Jamie Braidwood

South Africa work the ball through the phases again as Ritchie concedes another penalty at the breakdown. The Springboks also had a chance to work the ball to the outside, but Le Roux is forced out of play so it comes back.

Jantjies adds another three points to consolidate South Africa’s terrific start to this half - they’ve turned it on, just as they so often do.

Scotland 10-18 South Africa

14:20 , Jamie Braidwood

53 mins: Scotland get into trouble again under the high ball as Harris gives away a penalty for a block as Van der Merwe competed for the catch.

South Africa return to the Scotland half and retain possession from the line out.

Scotland 10-18 South Africa

14:18 , Jamie Braidwood

52 mins: South Africa have been ruthless at the start of this second half - coming away with points on both of their trips into the Scotland half.

Townsend recognises that the momentum has shifted and calls on Hamish Watson and Blair Kinghorn from the bench.

Scotland 10-18 South Africa (Jantjies pen 51')

14:17 , Jamie Braidwood

50 mins: South Africa retain possession from the line out after good hands from Marx, before working through the phases under the penalty advantage.

It comes back for a high tackle penalty on Ritchie, as he tried to haul Jantjies down following a break. The fly-half picks himself up before adding the three points from in front of the posts.

Scotland 10-15 South Africa

14:14 , Jamie Braidwood

46 mins: Russell takes a huge hit from the giant Etzebeth as Scotland look to respond. He’s able to recover and clear the ball into the corner, and that sets up Scotland possession inside the South Africa half.

The Springboks win it back after Kolisi strips the ball from Price with an excellent tackle, before Hogg is penalised for an infringement in the ruck.

Scotland 10-15 South Africa (Jantjies con 44’)

14:11 , Jamie Braidwood

There’s a pause as the try is checked - there was a suggestion Kriel had knocked the ball on when challenging Van der Merwe.

Jantjies then adds the conversion with an excellent kick from the left wing.

TRY! Scotland 10-13 South Africa (MAPIMPI 43’)

14:08 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s another superb finish from Mapimpi, following a brilliant break and pass from De Allende!

Van der Merwe can under pressure from Kriel when collecting a high ball, and South Africa were able to regain possession at halfway. They quickly worked it left and De Allende burst through a gap and making a wonderful offload, which Mapimpi collected with delicate hands on the wing before racing clear.

Scotland 10-8 South Africa

14:07 , Jamie Braidwood

41 mins: South Africa immediately dial up the pressure on Scotland - as Jesse Kriel chases down the kick-off to pin Scotland back inside their own 10 before the Springboks turned the ball over!

Their move was short lived, however, as Koch concedes the penalty at the breakdown, and Scotland breathe a sigh of relief. Russell clears to halfway.

KICK-OFF! Scotland 10-8 South Africa

14:05 , Jamie Braidwood

We’re back underway for a huge second half in Edinburgh! South Africa have made a further change, with Cobus Reinach replacing Herschel Jantjies at scrum-half.

HALF TIME! Scotland 10-8 South Africa

14:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Two great finishes from two fantastic finishers! Scotland will be disappointed they don’t lead by more though...

Gregor Townsend’s men won’t be getting ahead of themselves just yet, as they will know South Africa can really turn it on in the second half - just as they did in overcoming Wales last weekend.

But Scotland are 40 minutes away from securing a famous win against the world champions and a first over the Springboks since 2010! A huge second half at Murrayfield is coming up, next.

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HALF TIME! Scotland 10-8 South Africa

13:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Still, for Scotland to be leading the world champions by two points at the break is undoubtedly a positive outcome - especially as the hosts were forced into a lot of defensive work 10 metres out from their try-line.

Scotland, conversely, have made the most of their limited trips into the South Africa half - and their try was a beauty!

HALF TIME! Scotland 10-8 South Africa

13:51 , Jamie Braidwood

Groans meet the half-time whistle at Murrayfield, as Russell sends a late opportunity to extend Scotland’s lead to five points wide of the posts following a penalty!

It’s certainly a let off for South Africa, who needlessly conceded the penalty as two of their substitutes, Malcolm Marx and Vincent Koch, got their positioning all wrong at the breakdown.

Scotland couldn’t take advantage however, as Russell’s kick drifts wide.

Scotland 10-8 South Africa

13:47 , Jamie Braidwood

39 mins: It’s all a little ragged from Scotland - but they keep possession despite losing some ground. Scotland then get some relief as Etzebeth concedes the penalty in the breakdown.

And that’s brilliant from Russell! As the clock hits the red, he puts the ball on the 22 to give Scotland a late opportunity. South Africa also decide to use this moment to change their front row!

Scotland 10-8 South Africa

13:44 , Jamie Braidwood

37 mins: South Africa concede a quick penalty following the restart, as Etzebeth goes high on McInally. Russell kicks for touch and it sets up Scotland possession on the halfway line.

Scotland 10-8 South Africa (Russell con 37’)

13:43 , Jamie Braidwood

Russell adds the conversion in front of the posts to give Scotland the lead before half time.

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