France vs South Africa LIVE rugby: result and reaction from the autumn international in Marseille as France pull off a thrilling win

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France hosts South Africa in the rugby weekend clash in Marseille.

World Cup hosts France have a claim to be the best team in the world following their Six Nations Grand Slam and will be looking for another important victory against the defending world champions Springboks, a team they haven’t beaten since 2009, losing the last seven matches between the sides.

France came out late to defeat Australia in their first autumn internationals last weekend, while South Africa were beaten by Ireland in Dublin.

The Springboks now look for an answer in what will be a fiery atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome.

Follow all the action from France vs South Africa with our live blog below:


Gregory Alldritt reflects on victory

Gregory Alldritt spoke to Prime Video right after that incredible win.

“We knew it was going to be a really tough match,” he said. “The Springboks are one of the most physical teams in world rugby and they showed it today. We had a lot of injuries, Antoine’s red card.

“It was a great win and thanks to the amazing crowd tonight.

“Our game plan is not based on a player, it is based on the team. So after Antoine was sent off, we kept going, we didn’t stop playing, we just need to find some solutions.

“Both teams played a great game. We were at home and the incredible crowd made the difference. A phenomenal crowd.”

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France 30-26 South Africa

Here is the moment France won a remarkable Test Match


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VIDEO: Falatea finishes for a key attempt

Here was France’s crucial attempt. They managed to milk their lead successfully after this. Incredible things.

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FULL TIME! France 30-26 South Africa

What a test match! Somehow, France is victorious. Stade Velodrome in full swing, France’s winning streak is extended as both teams have a man sent off. Incredible!

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France 30-26 South Africa, 80 minutes

THEY HAVE DONE! France kicks the ball and snatches victory from the jaws of defeat. 12 wins in a row!

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France 30-26 South Africa, 79 min

South Africa claims the kick-off and is on French territory. But Moefana steals the ball, what a turnover. There are 25 seconds left for France to hold on.

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PENCIL! FRANCE 30-26 South Africa (Ramos, 78 min)

bouquets eat every second you can and hit the penalty! Four points ahead and 90 seconds to go

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France 27-26 South Africa, 77 min

And France wins the scrum penalty! Celebrations, great moment of the French herd. Big old Chalureau helping out there after coming off the bench.

Ramos to go for the posts

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France 27-26 South Africa, 76 min

Woki leaves for France and Bastien Chalureau makes his debut. Erm… This is a good time for your debut!

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France 27-26 South Africa, 76 min

Taofifenua catches the kick-off and France can kick clear. South Africa looked for a forward pass while running it backwards. A big mistake and France can milk time with this scrum

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