It was a nail-biting final game between the Springboks and Lions in a test series that’s been marred by controversy. However, the Springboks rose to the occasion and ran to victory with a final score of 19-16 to the Boks.
🇿🇦 It’s all over here at Cape Town Stadium and the Boks have clinched the #CastleLionsSeries with a tough 19-16 over the Lions. #CastleLionsSeries #StrongerTogether #StrongerForever #RSAvBIL #SAvBIL pic.twitter.com/2kIX5lrwyP
— Springboks (@Springboks) August 7, 2021
The Boks took the lead early in the first half with a three-point penalty from Handrè Pollard. A bit of a setback for the Lions whose troubles only continued as Dan Biggar stepped off injured, being replaced by Finn Russell. However, this didn’t seem to slow the Lions down as South Africa soon found themselves scrambling to keep up as the opposing team went into the second half with a 10-point lead.
Cheslin Kolbe narrowed the gap with an incredible try, pushing the Boks into the lead. The Lions were far from defeated, quickly evening the playing field with a senseless penalty given away by Jasper Wiese. However, it was Morne Steyn’s penalty that proved to be the deciding factor with the Springboks kicking into victory.
Man of the match went to Cheslin Kolbe for being the unbelievable powerhouse he is!
Well done Bokke!