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In Pictures: France v SA

JP Pietersen scores against France in Paris

It has been 16 long years since the Springboks last beat France in France. It would take more than a motivated French team, a cold snap over Europe and another sub-standard pitch to stop Heyneke Meyer's men from making it three from three on their End of Year Tour.

South African rugby fans will have been irritated by the late kick-off and whacky French camera work - that's why we like to put together a little package of how we will remember the 19-10 victory at the Stade de France.

Bok anthem

Eben Etzebeth, Coenie Oosthuizen, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira and Jean de Villiers sing the South African anthem Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika.

JP Pietersen celebrates

JP Pietersen was rewarded for putting in the hard work and chasing down the kicker by grabbing an early charge-down try.

Coenie Oosthuizen got his first start at tighthead prop for the Springboks alongside Bismarck du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira and he put in a hugely impressive performance despite tricky underfoot conditions. 

Bruising defence and the willingness to chase hard to put pressure on the French kickers characterised this hard fought win for the Boks.

With Willem Alberts, Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Louw hunting you - it's no wonder that 'French Flair' was on the endangered list.

Lourens Adriaanse

Lourens Adriaanse is rewarded for a fantastic season by making his first Springbok appearance.

Bakkies, has anyone ever told YOU that YOU'VE got beautiful eyes? The Springboks celebrate a second consecutive unbeaten tour of Europe.

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