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Summary

  1. Jantjies' penalty seals South Africa win
  2. Pollard restores South Africa's lead after Laidlaw's penalty levels it
  3. Pollard's second penalty puts South Africa 20-17 up at half-time
  4. Peter Horne and Hamish Watson score first-half tries for Scotland
  5. Jessie Kriel and Handre Pollard tries for South Africa

Live Reporting

By Bryn Palmer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Til the next time...

    FT: Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    So Scotland's year-long undefeated run at Murrayfield is over, albeit against a rejuvenated South Africa side who have rediscovered some of the best of themselves.

    We'll leave it there for now. You can check back in later to read the thoughts of Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend.

    Meanwhile, the Scotland football team have just got their Nations League game in Albania under way. You can follow that here.

    Thanks for your company today. We'll be back with more live coverage next Saturday of Scotland's final autumn Test against Argentina. See you then.

  2. 'Frustrated' Scotland 'need to look at themselves'

    FT: Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw on BBC Two: "It's quite frustrating. We couldn't really generate the speed of ball in the second half, but you have to credit South Africa and the way they defended."

    Asked if he regretted not taking a kick at goal, rather than going for touch, with 20 minutes left, Laidlaw said: "Potentially, yes, but you have got to be brave to win Test matches. We had enough opportunities to put points on the board off the back of that. We just needed to execute.

    "They went and scored again anyway so we'd have probably needed to score again ourselves.

    "We are disappointed, but we need to look at ourselves and make sure we generate quick ball."

  3. 'Each game Pollard is getting better'

    FT: Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    South Africa captain Siya Kolisi on BBC Two: "Today was very tough, all credit to Scotland. You can see with their record, they’ve only lost one out of 10 games. We knew how big a challenge it was.

    "We focused really hard and worked on all the things that didn’t go right last week [ v France]. We made a couple of plans and we stuck to them and I think we managed the period [when Willie le Roux was in the sin-bin] quite well.

    "Each game he [Handre Pollard] is getting better, he is one of the leaders in the team, he helps me with a lot of things and we are really proud of him."

  4. Scotland 'didn't deal with Boks at breakdown'

    FT: Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    John Barclay

    Injured Scotland captain on BBC Two

    Quote Message: South Africa have got some of the best guys in the world at turning over ball in Malcolm Marx and Duane Vermeulen and we didn't really deal with them.
  5. South Africa 'playing with heart'

    FT: Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Springboks fly-half Handre Pollard, who was named man of the match, on BBC Two: "There's a long way to go and a lot of lessons to learn but it's nice to get a couple of wins on the road. [Head coach] Rassie [Erasmus] is bringing back the real culture of the Springboks. We are playing with heart and we just want to make the people proud back home."

  6. 'Scotland played into South Africa's hands'

    FT: Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC Two

    "It wasn’t the thrilling contest the first half was. Tactically, Scotland played into South Africa’s hands, they gave away balls when they didn't need to."

    Scotland's Simon Berghan
  7. Full-time - Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    South Africa run down the clock, before Elton Jantjies boots the ball out to signal the end of the game...and Scotland's first defeat at Murrayfield in a year.

    They had opportunities there at the end with two line-outs deep inside Springboks territory, but couldn't capitalize on them.

    South Africa players celebrate
  8. Should Du Toit have had a yellow card?

    Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC Two

    "I think that’s a yellow card. He’s so far away from the ball."

  9. Post update

    Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Or will it Bryan? (see last entry). Scotland are awarded another penalty, and again kick it to touch. But again South Africa put a spoke in the works and win a vital, probably game-clinching, penalty.

  10. 'Will be one of SA's best wins of 2018'

    Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Bryan Habana

    Former South Africa winger on BBC Two

    Quote Message: I think this will be one of South Africa's best wins of the year. Especially away from home because we haven't had many wins away from home in 2018. I think their decision-making and the accuracy has been the most impressive thing they have showed today.
    Embrose Papier
  11. Post update

    Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Scotland win a penalty of their own, but before they can take it, the TMO has pointed out to referee Romain Poite a potential "dangerous clear-out" by Springboks flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit.

    Finn Russell launches the penalty to touch, but the Scots botch-up the line-out.

    Massive chance missed.

  12. Post update

    Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    The Springboks just trucking their way up towards the Scotland line...nine, 10, 11 phases...Allan Dell briefly turns it over for the hosts, but it's swiftly back in South African hands.

    Murrayfield
  13. Post update

    Scotland 20-26 South Africa

    Crunch time for Scotland now. Six minutes left. A converted try needed.

    But it's South Africa in possession inside the Scotland half.

  14. Penalty - Scotland 20-26 South Africa (Jantjies)

    Adam Hastings attempts to take the ball up and feels the full force of the Boks' blitz defence, conceding a penalty for holding on.

    Elton Jantjies, taking over from Handre Pollards, curls in a superb left-footed kick.

  15. 'Scotland lacking fluency?'

    Scotland 20-23 South Africa

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC Two

    "I don’t think Gregor Townsend will be happy with the last 10 minutes, not just because of the scoreline. Scotland have not been able to put any passages of play together. The fluency is nowhere near what it was in the first half."

    Huw Jones
  16. Post update

    Scotland 20-23 South Africa

    South Africa replacement Elton Jantjies drops a high ball near halfway, giving Scotland a scrum.

    10 minutes remaining of this absorbing Test.

  17. Hastings on for Scotland

    Scotland 20-23 South Africa

    Fly-half Adam Hastings, son of the great Gavin, enters the fray for Scotland, with Finn Russell moving to inside centre.

    Can they conjur up a try to turn this game Scotland's way?

  18. Pollard misses penalty

    Scotland 20-23 South Africa

    Springboks number eight Duane Vermuelen spreads his giant frame over the ball at the breakdown, winning his side a penalty.

    But Handre Pollard pulls it horribly wide, his first miss in six attempts today.

    It remains a three-point game.

  19. Hogg forced off for Scotland

    Scotland 20-23 South Africa

    Another intervention from Stuart Hogg, who picks up a loose ball and chips ahead up the left touchline before Elton Jantjies mops up and Handre Pollard sends a relieving kick into touch.

    But unfortunately for Hogg, and Scotland, that dash seems to have caused the full-back a problem, possibly to his ankle, and he takes his leave, with Chris Harris coming on and Sean Maitland switching to full-back.

    Stuart Hogg
  20. Turning point?

    Scotland 20-23 South Africa

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC Two

    "I thought Scotland would take the points but Gregor Townsend wants them to show ambition. On such small margins do games turn. I wonder whether we will see that as a turning point at the end of the game."

    Scotland line-out