Siya Kolisi escapes punishment for deliberate headbutt on Peter Horne

Siya Kolisi could be in hot water for an alleged headbutt

Siya Kolisi could be in hot water for an alleged headbutt

Television footage appeared to show Kolisi's head making contact with the head of Peter Horne as he tried to extricate himself from being pinned to the floor by the Scotland centre towards the end of a pulsating Edinburgh encounter.

The two countries traded two tries each in a magnificent, open first half before Pollard's boot edged the Springboks to victory in a contrastingly tense and bruising second period where only three more penalties were added.

South Africa 26 (Jesse Kriel, Handre Pollard tries; Pollard 2 con, 3 pen; Elton Jantjes pen) Scotland 20 (Peter Horne, Hamish Watson tries; Greig Laidlaw 2 conv, 2 pen).

It was a controversial moment that wasn't really discussed in the immediate aftermath of the match, but World Rugby have decided that no action will be taken against the Springbok. "We're definitely not the finished product yet, but we are slowly growing into a better team".

"Potentially, yes, but you have got to be courageous to win Test matches".

"Today was very tough, all credit to Scotland".

Handre Pollard kicked 18 points in South Africa's victory
Scott Heppell Handre Pollard kicked 18 points in South Africa's victory

"I think the team is getting maturity in tight situations, in closing or trying to win games. We scored three points when Willie le Roux was off the field with a yellow card and they didn't score". We also never got the driving maul going. they really stopped that well.

The breakdown was however a key area where the Springboks performed admirably, according to Erasmus: "We did well at the breakdown, especially our work at the defensive breakdown where we won managed to win vital turnovers at important times".

Asked where the result leaves Scotland, the Clermont Auvergne scrum-half replied: "I honestly believe we are right up there".

Despite the win for South Africa, one serious talking point was Siya Kolisi's headbutt on a grounded opponent.

The Springboks now travel to Cardiff where they will conclude their four-week tour of the United Kingdom and France next Saturday against Wales as the Principality Stadium.

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