26 November 2005
Stade de France, Paris
South Africa
20
France
26
Captain: John Smit Referee: Scott Young (Australia)
Coach: Jake White Attendance: 70000
Team:
Combined caps: 454 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropOs du RandtCheetahs3360 
Hooker (C)John SmitSharks2750 
Tight-head PropCJ van der LindeCheetahs2523 
LockBakkies BothaBlue Bulls26301 try
LockVictor MatfieldBlue Bulls2844 
FlankSchalk (jnr) BurgerWP2224 
FlankJuan SmithCheetahs2420 
EighthmanJacques Cronj√©Blue Bulls2319 
ScrumhalfMichael ClaassensCheetahs235 
FlyhalfMeyer BosmanCheetahs2011 penalty
Left WingBryan HabanaBlue Bulls2214 
Inside CentreJean de VilliersWP2419 
Outside CentreJaque FourieLions22181 try
Right WingBreyton PaulseClermont2955 
Full BackPercy MontgomerySharks31722 conversions, 1 penalty
ReserveEddie AndrewsWP2815 
ReserveDanie RossouwBlue Bulls2712 
ReserveAlbert van den BergSharks3133 
ReserveGary BothaBlue Bulls241 
ReserveDe Wet BarryWP2737 
France: 3 tries, 1 conversion, 3 penalties

Match pictures:

Team for the test against France in Paris

Back: Jaque Fourie, Jean de Villiers, Schalk Burger, Albert van den Berg, Bakkies Botha, Juan Smith, Danie Rossouw, Jacques Cronjé, CJ van der Linde

Middle: Bolla Conradie, Michael Claassens, Conrad Jantjes, Meyer Bosman, De Wet Barry, Bryan Habana, Eddie Andrews, Gary Botha

Front: Breyton Paulse, Allister Coetzee (asst coach), Percy Montgomery, Jake White (coach), John Smit (captain), Arthob Petersen (manager), Os du Randt, Gert Smal (asst coach), Victor Matfield