WXV

Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch

Full-Time

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31 - 17
31
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5
Tries
2
Gallagher24′
Skeldon34′
Skeldon43′
Bartlett56′
Thomson76′
28′Hele
64′Botes
3
Conversions
2
Nelson35′
Smith57′
Smith77′
29′Janse van Rensburg
65′Janse van Rensburg
0
Penalties
1
9′Janse van Rensburg
0
Drop Goals
0
80

Another penalty

From the lineout Scotland get another penalty, as South Africa enter the maul from the side.

This time Smith kicks it out on the 22.

FT

An opening win!

A knock on from South Africa at the lineout, and they regather it which ends the game.

Scotland win their first WXV2 game. Four maul tries, and another try in the first phase from a lineout, gave the blues a 31-17 win in Stellenbosch.

Lana Skeldon is announced as the Mastercard Player of the Match, with her two tries crucial in the win. Evie Gallagher, Leah Bartlett and Lisa Thomson also went over in the bonus point victory.

It’s on to next Friday now, where Scotland will take on USA.

80

A scrum penalty… for Scotland!

This time Scotland get the scrum penalty!

It’s kicked to touch on the right on halfway as the clock goes into the red.

78

Change in second row

Eva Donaldson is on for Louise McMillan.

75

Scotland penalty

Scotland exit, and then a big hit from Smith and South Africa go off their feet at the breakdown!

A huge boot from Smith to around 10 metres out on the left, so the lineout will set up there.

79

Great defence!

Scotland kick clear, then from the lineout Wassell gets her paws to the ball.

Smith kicks again, and as South Africa break up the left the recovering Scottish defenders cause a knock-on.

It’s our scrum, about 30 metres from our line.

74

Changes

Liz Musgrove, Anne Young and Lisa Cockburn have come on for McGhie, Bartlett and Belisle.

70

Not straight

It’s South Africa’s put-in to the scrum as Scotland’s lineout doesn’t go straight.

And they win the penalty once more from the scrum, which is kicked to touch.

77

Thommo!

A fifth try and daylight for Scotland!

First phase after the lineout, the inside centre powers through the midfield and under the posts.

Another successful conversion for Smith.

73

Great turnover!

South Africa win their lineout, but from the maul Scotland wrap up the maul and get the scrum!

Great opportunity to exit.

68

No try – forward pass

Orr’s pass to McGhie is deemed forward, so South Africa will have a scrum about six metres from their line.

68

Exit

Scotland hold firm in the scrum, and South Africa are forced to kick clear.

Scottish lineout on our left side, on South Africa’s 10m line.

62

Another pen

Scotland knock it on in the air at the lineout whilst trying to intercept, but from the scrum this time they hold their own.

However, two phases later it’s a ruck this time that leads to a penalty.

South Africa will go again from around seven metres out with the lineout.

72

Out on the full

Scotland get the ball back, but then take it back into their own 22 before Thomson kicks out on the full.

It’ll be a South Africa lineout where it was kicked, around 15 metres out from our line.

67

McGhee in the corner???

Scotland charge down the clearance kick, and then Smith makes a break in midfield.

The ball is then worked left to Orr, who just gets it away to McGhie to finish in the corner.

But we’re going to the TMO here…

66

Change in the back row

Konkel comes off for an HIA, and McLachlan will come back on.

59

Flair from Scotland!

Meryl Smith, take a bow!

A loose pass from the step-in stand-off, but she regathers and runs it out from deep in her own 22, selling two dummies in the process.

She then offloads to Rollie, who heads infield but loses the ball in contact.

Scrum on halfway for South Africa.

64

Try for South Africa

Another maul try, this time for South Africa. It was grounded by Roseline Botes, and it’s converted by Libbie Janse van Rensburg. Back to seven points in it.

55

Just short!

McGhie is making metres up the left for fun in the second half!

A double-step to get round the defender, and then when she is brought down Scotland head to the right.

There’s a knock on as Scotland try to ground the ball, but penalty advantage was being played and the ball is kicked into the right corner…

60

Penalised once more at the scrum

Another scrum penalty to the tournament hosts.

After a brief treatment for Bartlett, South Africa hoof it into our 22.

57

A FOURTH maul try!

This time it’s Leah Bartlett!

Emma Wassell took the ball down, and the loosehead prop was at the back of the maul to ground the ball.

A successful conversion from Meryl Smith too, and we lead by 14.

52

Another scrum penalty

Not straight from the lineout, but the resulting scrum gives South Africa another penalty.

But the kick doesn’t find touch again, and Mattinson can exit.

54

Counter-ruck penalised

Mattinson’s kick goes well into South Africa’s half, and Scotland put good pressure on. But Konkel is penalised for coming in the side of a ruck.

South Africa’s kick doesn’t find touch again though, and here come Scotland up the left through McGhie!

50

South Africa miss touch

Good defence from Scotland at first, but then they concede the penalty on their 10m line.

But South Africa’s kick for touch is kept in! Rollie makes a fantastic break and then Scotland kick clear.

Then as South Africa attempt to run it back, Rhona Lloyd bundles her opposite winger into touch.

51

Triple sub

Jade Konkel, Caity Mattinson and Meryl Smith come on for Rachel McLachlan, Mairi McDonald and Helen Nelson.

44

Another McGhie break

Scotland’s backs fire it out left from the scrum, and a lovely step from McGhie gets her round her opposite winger.

She’s bundled into touch though, so South Africa get the lineout in their 22.

47

Another scrum penalty

South Africa’s scrum difficult to contain for Scotland, and it’s another penalty.

They kick it out just inside our half.

42

Good start

Great kick off from Nelson, which Scotland regather.

It’s worked down the left and Francesca McGhie finds space, nearly rounding the full back. There’s then nearly an interception in midfield from South Africa, but it’s knocked on and Scotland have the scrum just inside South Africa’s 10m line.

41

Second half beginning!

COME ON SCOTLAND!

45

Knock on

South Africa kick clear, and McGhie knocks on in the air. A big collision just after it, but nothing doing in the referee’s eyes.

South Africa put into the scrum on their 10m line, over on Scotland’s left.

40

Lana’s second!

Another excellent maul, another try for Skeldon!

That brings the half to the end, with Scotland seven points up.

HT

Half time

Good opening 40 in WXV2 for Scotland!

40

Penalty with the last play of the half

Scotland win the penalty, again for South Africa not rolling.

It’s kicked into South Africa’s half, and we’ll go from there.

40

Consecutive penalties

Hands in the ruck from South Africa, and it’s another penalty for Scotland. It’s kicked to the corner.

36

Scotland scrum

Scotland kick clear from the restart, and it’s knocked on by South Africa.

Scotland scrum, just outside their hosts’ 10m line.

38

Knocked on in midfield

Good from Scotland, punching holes in the defence, but a knock on from Nelson and South Africa get the scrum on halfway.

32

Inches short!

Lana Skeldon is halted just short twice in quick succession!

First from the driving maul after the lineout, then three phases later beside the posts.

We get another penalty though, and it’s put into the right corner.

34

Lana at the maul!

As she often does, Skeldon finishes off a maul with a try!

An excellent conversion from Nelson too, and Scotland are two points up.

33

Another penalty

A second consecutive penalty at the maul for South Africa going in the side.

It’s back into the right corner, presumably with the intention to set up another maul.

26

BIG UP EVIE G!

The driving maul leads to a try!

It’s Evie Gallagher who grounds it at the back, and Scotland go ahead.

28

South Africa strike back

Scotland’s clearance kick after the restart is ran back by South Africa up the right. A few dominant phases from the hosts and Aseza Hele thunders under the posts to give South Africa the lead again.

24

So close!

A great break from Mairi McDonald! The scrum half charges up the left, and is brought down just short. Scotland’s forwards try and find a gap, but they can’t get through. Scotland had penalty advantage though, and kick to the corner.

24

Lana back on

Skeldon returns to the field of play after passing her HIA.

21

Another scrum penalty

Scotland cause a knock-on at the lineout, an area that has gone well so far.

However, the scrum hasn’t gone as well, and South Africa win another penalty. They kick it to just outside our 22.

22

Excellent countering at the lineout

Another lineout steal!

Louise McMillan grabs the ball out of the sky, and a phase later Scotland get the penalty for not rolling. It’s kicked up to halfway.

31

Penalty Scotland

End to end here!

Scotland come forward from the restart through Chloe Rollie, and South Africa are pinged at the breakdown for not rolling.

It’s kicked well into South Africa’s 22 by Helen Nelson.

14

South Africa penalty

From the lineout, Evie Gallagher rips the ball away at a maul.

But Scotland’s attack is stifled on the left by a jackal penalty, which South Africa kick to touch just inside our half.

19

Scrum penalty

South Africa get the nudge on at the scrum, and are awarded the penalty.

They’ll now half a lineout on their 10m line.

17

Turnover at the maul.

Scotland get an excellent driving maul going from the lineout, and charge into the 22.

But Scotland don’t use the ball and South Africa swarm in, causing an unplayable ball and giving South Africa the scrum put-in.

10

Good scramble defence

Scotland are turned over in their own half after South Africa’s exit from the kick off, but as South Africa fling it wide to the left and excellent hit from Emma Orr dislodges the ball and causes a knock on.

Scotland scrum, just outside our 22.

15

First Scotland pen!

A steal from Emma Wassell at the lineout!

South Africa are then penalised for being offside, and the resulting penalty is kicked out on the left just outside South Africa’s 22.

16

Scotland sub

Earlier, Lana Skeldon went off for an HIA, and was replaced by Elis Martin.

12

Cross field kick – fast rugby from the hosts

Great play! Scotland break up the left through Orr and Lisa Thomson.

There’s then a kick to the right wing for Rhona Lloyd, but it just bounces into touch.

7

South Africa penalty

As South Africa come forward, Rachel McLachlan looks to have made an excellent steal, but Leah Bartlett is instead penalised for not rolling away.

South Africa will kick for the opening points.

1

Kick off!

After the anthems, we’re underway in South Africa as our WXV2 campaign begins.

COME ON SCOTLAND!!

9

Three points

An easy opening three points for the hosts.

15:23

Warming up

Almost ready to go here in Stellenbosch.

13:30

Team Update

A change to your Scotland team for this afternoon’s opener as Sarah Bonar is ruled out through injury. Louise McMillian replaces Sarah in the starting XV with Eva Donaldson moving onto the bench.

5

Early scrums

Both teams figuring each other out here, a bit of a nervy start.

We’re beginning our fourth scrum in the opening five minutes, a South African put-in halfway between our 22 and 10 metre lines.

15:00

Teams are in the building!

Welcome to the match centre for today’s game.

Both teams have arrived at Danie Craven Stadium, with the coin toss taking place moments ago.

12:00

Match Preview

Find out everything you need to know ahead of today’s opening WXV match as Scotland take on host nation, South Africa, at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch (kick-off 3.30pm UK time).

GO TO MATCH PREVIEW 

14:30

One Hour Countdown

Scotland will face South Africa in exactly one hour!

Make sure you’ve logged into RugbyPass TV HERE to show the team your support in their opening fixture of the international WXV 2.

 

14:00

NEW Episode of The Official Scottish Rugby Podcast

Catch the latest episode of the Official Scottish Rugby Podcast with sports journalist Gary Heatly as the team explore Scotland Women’s progression since last year’s Rugby World Cup and the momentum going into WXV 2.

Listen now on scottishrugby.org, Spotify, PodBean and many more.

10:30

Inside Training

Go inside training as we mic up Assistant Coach Ty Holmes in the build up to today’s match v South Africa. 

Catch the latest insight HERE

9:30

It’s Game Day!

A new era in women’s rugby begins today as Scotland face South Africa in their opening fixture of the new WXV 2 tournament. Join us at 3.30pm for in game updates.

80:00 Second Half End

77:03

Donaldson
McMillan

76:54

Martin
Skeldon

76:50

Smith

75:41

Thomson

74:44

Konkel-Roberts
McLachlan

66:46

Musgrove
McGhie

64:54

Young
Bartlett

64:53

McLachlan
Konkel-Roberts

64:18

Janse van Rensburg

63:03

Botes

60:03

Cockburn
Belisle

58:38

Ngxingolo
Charlie

58:37

Botes
Gwala

58:36

Schonert
Latsha

58:35

Booi
Ubisi

58:34

Jacobs
Mcatshulwa

57:09

Potgieter
Kinsey

56:36

Smith

55:23

Bartlett

50:15

Konkel-Roberts
McLachlan

50:14

Mattinson
McDonald

50:13

Smith
Nelson

50:12

Gunter
Hele

45:46

Zulu
Samboya

40:00 First Half End

42:23

Skeldon

34:19

Nelson

33:16

Skeldon

28:44

Janse van Rensburg

27:38

Hele

23:56

Gallagher

23:30

Skeldon
Martin

11:35

Martin
Skeldon

08:03

Janse van Rensburg

Kick-off 3:30 pm

tries

5

conversion goals

3

penalty goals

0

kick success

14

possession

57

tackles

88

scrums won

6

lineouts won

13

clean breaks

9

turnovers conceded

12

yellow cards

0

red cards

0

tries

2

conversion goals

2

penalty goals

1

kick success

13

possession

42

tackles

107

scrums won

9

lineouts won

9

clean breaks

3

turnovers conceded

17

yellow cards

0

red cards

0

Scotland Women

South Africa