Lions 9-11 South Africa rugby LIVE SCORE: Mapimpi scores brilliant try to put Springboks in front – 2nd test updates

THE British and Irish Lions are chasing a series victory in a second test that is going to the wire.

Warren Gatland's men led 9-6 after a brutal first half but Makazole Mapimpi has scored a brilliant try to give the Springboks a slender lead.

And the South Africans are starting to turn the screw now with a dominant performance in the air.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    60. Twenty minutes left to play in Cape Town.

    This one is on a knife edge.

    The Springboks lead by two points…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    59. Another Lions substitution.

    Ali Price is on for Dan Biggar so the Lions have now replaced both starting scrum-halves and fly-halves.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    58. Lions substitution.

    Owen Farrell is on for the Lions.

    He's on for Dan Biggar.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    57. Again Biggar sends a high kick into the air to test the hands of le Roux.

    It's tipped backwards by a red shirt and scooped up by Robbie Henshaw.

    Am is on to him quickly though and drags Henshaw into touch.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    56. Lions free kick.

    It's a good South Africa shove but Faf de Klerk doesn't use the ball after Ben O'Keeffe tells him to.

    Biggar kicks the free kick high, testing the hands of le Roux.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    Every scrum is taking 2-3 minutes to eventually get set.

    South Africa have the put in to this one after a Lions knock on.

    Just over 25 minutes left to play.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    TRY TIME

    And here is that try in all its glory.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    OPENER

    Makazole Mapimpi touches down for the first try of the game.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    52. Biggar's kick hits the left hand upright and bounces into South African hands.

    This crazy game just keeps getting crazier.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    OFF THE POST!

    SOUTH AFRICA ARE STILL IN FRONT!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    51. Lions penalty!

    The tourists now have a penalty as Kwagga Smith is penalised for being off his feet at the breakdown.

    Dan Biggar will go for the posts here from the right hand touchline and. an awkward angle.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    50. Lions free kick.

    It's not a penalty but it's a mini victory for the Lions as an early Springbok engage means the Lions have a free kick.

    Conor Murray taps-and-goes quickly and the Lions spread the ball wide.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    49. This time the scrum is more stable but again Conor Murray can't get the ball out.

    It will be reset for a third time.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    48. The scrum moves sideways and infield.

    Referee Ben O'Keefee doesn't think anyone is at fault but the ball isn't coming out so he calls for the scrum to be reset.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    47. The Springboks then knock the ball on from the restart!

    It will be a Lions scrum midway inside the South Africa half.

    Sloppy play by the hosts.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    46. Handre Pollard MISSES the conversion!

    That's two straightforward kicks missed by Pollard and five points cost.

    The Lions are still within one score of the World Champions.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 11-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    45. Pollard gathers the ball in the middle if the pitch and sees Mapimpi on his left.

    He sends a delicate chip over the top of the Lions defence that Mapimpi collects!

    He bounces through the tackle of Stuart Hogg and touches down over the line!

    What a finish!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    TRY SCORED!

    MAPIMPI IS OVER FOR THE SPRINGBOKS!

    OH WOW WHAT A TRY!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 6-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    44. The Boks are knocking on the door here!

    They're set up midway inside the Lions half and moving the ball through the hands of the forwards.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 6-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    43. South Africa penalty!

    Tadhg Furlong is penalised for not binding so the Boks have the first penalty of the half.

    Pollard kicks downfield and finds touch just outside the Lions twenty-two.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 6-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    42. Ben O'Keeffe isn't happy with the binding of the two front rows so calls for the scrum to be reset.

    He moves it infield a touch to move away from the ground dug up by the boots of the forwards at the first attempted scrum.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOUTH AFRICA 6-9 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS

    41. Dan Biggar gets the game restarted.

    Franco Mostert is hoisted into the air and gathers safely.

    Faf de Klerk puts boot to ball and kicks towards the direction of Stuart Hogg.

    Hogg spills the ball forward as he gathers it so it will be a South Africa put in to the scrum.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    PEEEEEEEEP!

    THE SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY IN CAPE TOWN!

    THE LIONS ARE 40 MINUTES AWAY FROM A SERIES VICTORY!

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    REPLAY

    And here's a look at the moment Robbie Henshaw so nearly scored the first try of the game.

    That is some seriously good Springbok defending.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    STAT ATTACK

    The Lions are winning the discipline battle so far.

    South Africa's count is already nearing the magic double digit mark.

    If a team concedes less than ten penalties in a game then they'll fancy themselves to win, but the Boks have not been brilliant in terms of their discipline so far.

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