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South Africa 27 – 9 Lions


A crazy first half lasted 64 minutes as Cheslin Kolbe was fortunate enough to avoid a red card for taking Conor Murray into the air; Kolbe was condemned to sin, as was Duhan van der Merwe for stumbling; Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am scored second-half tries, from which the Lions were unable to recover

Last updated: 07/31/21 19:18

Lukhanyo Am scored one of two South African tries as the Springboks tied their streak against the Lions

South Africa equalized their three-test streak against the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town on Saturday with a 27-9 victory as Springboks winger Cheslin Kolbe was fortunate enough to avoid a red card.

In an extraordinary 64-minute first half, Dan Biggar and Handre Pollard traded shots on goal to leave things 9-6 to the Lions at halftime, while Lions winger Duhan van der Both Merwe and South African Kolbe were eliminated – the latter avoiding a red card for taking Conor Murray into the air.

The second half saw the Boks try through wing Makazole Mapimpi and cross Lukhanyo Am – the second following a lengthy TMO review that seemed to suggest there was a lack of control in the stranding.

A flurry of penalties against the Lions gave South Africa firm control in the finals, with Pollard adding three penalties in the final 10 minutes to create an unassailable lead.

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