Player Ratings: The late show
OPINION: The Springboks were fortunate to get a 26-29 the win in Paris against France.
Warren Fortune rates the South African players!
15 Willie le Roux
He only had a few opportunities with ball in hand. He was pretty quiet during the 80 minutes.
14 Sibusiso Nkosi
Scored a try off a French mistake and that was pretty much it. His work rate was poor around the park. Then again, the Boks hardly took the ball wide.
13 Jesse Kriel
He had a couple of good runs with the ball, but he was still very predictable with ball in hand.
12 Damian de Allende
He went missing in this game. He only carried the ball three times and he missed a couple of tackles as well.
11 Aphiwe Dyantyi
Another player who hardly had any opportunities with ball in hand. He could have looked for more work around the park. He also needs to work on his defence out wide.
10 Handré Pollard
He kept the scoreboard ticking over with his accurate boot. But he was far from the general South Africa needs in that No.10 jersey in open play.
9 Francois de Klerk
He kicked the ball away too much and he was just too predictable behind the rucks. However, he did put in few good passes.
8 Warren Whiteley
He put in a couple of good tackles and that was about it. You hardly noticed him on the field.
7 Duane Vermeulen
He was much better in the second half. He was strong with ball in hand and he made his presence felt on defence.
6 Siya Kolisi (captain)
It was not a good performance by the captain. He looked lost running around the field and he missed a couple of tackles and gave a few turnovers away.
5 Franco Mostert
He gave away two penalties and missed a few tackles as well. He made no impact with ball in hand.
4 Pieter-Steph du Toit
He made more tackles than any other player in his team and he also missed more as well. He won a few turnovers.
3 Frans Malherbe
He was strong in the scrums and did more work around the park as well. He was a good defender and he was aggressive with his ball carries.
2 Malcolm Marx
He found his line-out jumpers this time and he was a menace at the breakdowns once again. It would have been nice to have seen him with more of the ball.
1 Steven Kitshoff
Strong in the scrums and like Marx he was good at the breakdowns where he won a few turnovers. He had a few good carries as well.
16 Mbongeni Mbonambi (On for Malcolm Marx, 73rd min)
Made a couple of line-out throws in pressure situations and he obviously scored the winner as well.
17 Thomas du Toit (On for Steven Kitshoff, 63rd min)
He looked strong with ball in hand. He put in a few big hits on defence as well.
18 Vincent Koch (On for Frans Malherbe, 60th min)
Brought some power up front and did his part in a strong defensive display in the final 20 minutes.
19 Rudolph Snyman (On for Warren Whiteley, 50th min)
Got his team over the gain line with a few big carries and he was important player in the set pieces in the final 30 minutes.
20 Francois Louw (On for Siya Kolisi, 67th min)
He made a big impact in the closing stages. He won a few crucial turnovers for his team when he was on the field.
21 Embrose Papier
22 Elton Jantjies (On for Damian de Allende, 67th min)
He looked good on attack when he came onto the field.
23 Cheslin Kolbe (On for Sibusiso Nkosi, 57th min)
He had one excellent run to the tryline, but he managed to lose the control of the ball in a tackle before putting the ball down. It was a good cameo from the wing.