November 10, 2018 / 10:24 PM / 8 months ago

Rugby-South Africa snatch stoppage-time win in France

PARIS, Nov 10 (Reuters) - South Africa scored a try in stoppage time to snatch a dramatic 29-26 win over France at the Stade de France on Saturday, with hooker Bongi Mbonambi surging over to secure an unlikely victory.

The Springboks stole possession with less a minute left and went almost the entire length of the pitch, with the help of four penalties, before driving over for their smash-and-grab success.

They had been 23-9 down early in the second half but turned it around in a change of fortune after narrowly losing their last two test outings to New Zealand and England.

Both sides scored two tries, with the boot of visiting flyhalf Handre Pollard, who kicked five penalties and two conversions, proving the difference. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; editing by Tony Lawrence)

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