Boks bounce back in style

Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa scores against the British and Irish Lions in the second Test at Cape Town Stadium on July 31, 2021
Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa scores against the British and Irish Lions in the second Test at Cape Town Stadium on July 31, 2021
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South Africa’s backs Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am scored second half tries as the Springboks beat the British & Irish Lions 27-9 to win Saturday’s second Test at the Cape Town Stadium and level the series.

Handre Pollard added five penalties and a conversion for a 17-point contribution while the Lions points all came off the boot of Dan Biggar in a niggly and ill-tempered contest that again was one for the purists rather than the enthusiast.

The result sets up a decider next Saturday after the Lions had won an attritional first test 22-17.

The Lions were 9-6 up at halftime but the Springboks bounced back with a dominant second half performance that turned the tide of the game.

- Reuters

 

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