Scotland vs South Africa LIVE: Rugby result, final score and reaction from 2021 Autumn international fixture

Follow live coverage as Scotland take on the Springboks aiming to build on their impressive win over Australia last time out

Jamie Braidwood
Saturday 13 November 2021 17:41

Scotland are taking on South Africa at Murrayfield hoping to take another huge scalp a week on from their impressive win over Australia. This time though they will need to go up another gear as they face the reigning world champions, and a Springboks side who have not lost to the Scots since 2010, winning their past six encounters.

Gregor Townsend has made four changes to the team which started the win over Australia, with Rufus McLean installed on the wing and Matt Scott given his first start at centre since 2017, while Stuart McInally and Nick Haining come into the pack. Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber has made three changes to the side which edged Wales, including full-back Willie le Roux replacing the injured Damian Willemse.

Townsend knows it will be a tough encounter, but believes home advantage could again be key. “We know what to expect from the Springboks in how they play and the physicality they will bring across the team. We have therefore selected a side that we believe can both meet that challenge and give us the platform to impose our game on the opposition. It should be a full-blooded contest and will require an intensity and focus across our 23-man squad for the full 80 minutes.”

Follow all the action below, live, followed by Ireland against New Zealand:


Full time: Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

How about Joey Carbery’s 10-minute cameo at the end? He stepped into Johnny Sexton’s shoes and converted three late penalties to wrap the win. This one in particular was perfectly judged, and it seemed to extinguish any hope that was left from the All Blacks. The future is bright for Ireland at No 10.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 17:41

James Lowe: ‘It’s a childhood dream’

“It’s amazing,” said New Zealand-born James Lowe. “Never in a million years did I think this day would come. Since a kid I dreamed of being an All Black.

“I gave up that dream, I wasn’t quite good enough, but to put up a performance against the best team in the world. To stand in front of the haka, it’s a childhood dream.”

Jack Rathborn13 November 2021 17:35

FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

It’s been an incredible day of rugby - but we’re not done yet!

England have just kicked off at Twickenham as they renew their rivalry with Australia.

You can follow all the updates, here.

England vs Australia LIVE: Latest updates

Follow live coverage as England take on Australia in the Autumn Nations Series at Twickenham

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 17:33

Jack Rathborn13 November 2021 17:30

FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

This is quite an incredible interview with Ireland’s James Lowe, speaking to Amazon Prime:

“Never in a million years did I think this day would come. Ever since I was a kid it was my dream to be an All Black.

“I gave up that dream, I just wasn’t quite good enough and to be able to come over here and put in a performance against the best team in the world, they’re the standard bearers.

“Words can’t describe it. To hear my nation’s anthem, to stand in front of the Haka, it’s a childhood dream.”

Lowe then says his late tackle on Rieko Ioane was his moment of the match. “Forget about the try,” he says.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 17:29

Ireland stun New Zealand as Joey Carbery seals thrilling Dublin victory

Ireland stunned New Zealand 29-20 in a historic victory at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

In an action-packed contest that saw both teams have tries ruled out, replacement Joey Carbery landed the decisive blow with a penalty booted from the halfway line with minutes to spare.

Caelan Doris and Ronan Kelleher had put the hosts ahead with impressive scores before Will Jordan responded for the All Blacks.

And Akira Ioane thought he had pulled the visitors to the brink of taking the lead with a try, only for the officials to save the Irish.

An expectant home crowd then roared their team on in the closing stages and a penalty was greeted with an almighty cheer with less than 90 seconds remaining.

And Carbery made no mistake to clinch a sensational win to kickstart the party as Andy Farrell’s men march on.

Ireland stun New Zealand as Joey Carbery seals thrilling Dublin victory

Ireland 29-20 New Zealand: Andy Farrell’s men produced a breathtaking performance at the Aviva Stadium to upset the All Blacks

Jack Rathborn13 November 2021 17:22

FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

What a stunning victory for Ireland - only their third over the All Blacks in 33 attempts. They were sensational throughout the match, and in a devastating 15-minute spell at the start of the second half were able rack up the points their overall display deserved. It could have been even more, too, if not for some magnificent New Zealand defending.

The All Blacks made it a tight finish with two quick scores late on, but Ireland were able to make the crucial turnovers down the stretch to seal another famous win.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 17:21

FULL TIME! Ireland 29-20 New Zealand

INCREDIBLE! Lowe smashes the ball out of the stadium as Ireland celebrate another famous victory over the All Blacks - only their second on home soil! What a win, what a night in Dublin!

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 17:17

Ireland 29-20 New Zealand (Carbery pen 79’)

Carbery converts the penalty, Ireland retain the ball, and the clock is in the red!

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 17:16

Ireland 26-20 New Zealand

79 mins: Penalty Ireland! They think they’ve done it! And it’s substitutes Tadhg Beirne and Peter O’Mahony who play a crucial role in winning the penalty at the breakdown. Carbery will kick at goal....

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 17:14

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