In the second game for the international series, it was South Africa the one who celebrated in Cape Town in this opportunity. The locals took revenge from the first test against the British & Irish Lions, prevailed by 27 to 9 and left the definition for the next match.
Were the British & Irish Lions those who started irregularly with three penalties in less than 180 seconds of play. Handré Pollard gave the Springboks the first three points. The Lions maintained consistency with the tackles, resisting the continued attack by the South Africans in the opening time. Later, Dan Biggar turned the score around with two hits to the sticks. However, in the middle of the match both teams the game got into a heated atmosphere that had the outcome with Cheslin Kolbe and Duhan van der Merwe booked. The match marked 31 minutes of play, but in real time, the match had started an hour earlier.
On the other hand, the Lions imposed an aerial game, putting pressure on the receptions of the backs and looking for the penalty. Robbie Henshaw had the clearest opportunity to stretch the lead, but with youSiya Kolisi’s key ackle, the decision went to the TMO that gave the scrum to the team led by Rassie Erasmus. The team of Warren gatland He hit 52 tackles and did not miss even one, instead the South Africans had 90 and missed six times.
In the second half, attrition was the protagonist of the Lions. Instead, South Africa fed on the slump. The Springboks began to advance into British & Irish Lions territory. Until it landed Makazole Mapimpi the rival ingoal and give his country the first conquest of the match. From that point on, it was a total homeowner monologue.
The visiting team could not find the key to open a door and enter through that space, had to resort to the kick of Dan Biggar, one of the stars of the European team. Lukhanyo Am made the second and last try of the match to cut off opportunities for Gatland. Finally, Pollard did not forgive and completed four penalties in twenty minutes, with exceptional precision. In this way, the Springboks defeated the Lions 27-9 and It will be defined all on Saturday, August 7.