Paris — Bok coach Rassie Erasmus said on Sunday he was impressed by the team’s attitude to claim an over-time victory one week after an agonising one-point defeat to England. The Springboks beat the French on Saturday 29-26 thanks to an 85th-minute try from hooker Bongi Mbonambi despite trailing by four points going into the final 30 seconds of the game. In the Springboks’ opening fixture of their November Test series, they were denied a late and potentially match-winning penalty goal following a controversial tackle from English flyhalf Owen Farrell and lost 12-11 at Twickenham. "Last week we took it through 15 phases to get a penalty to win the game [and it didn’t happen] and this week we had to score a try to win the match," Erasmus said. "It was definitely not the most clinical performance but the team was gutsy enough and it feels much better [than last week]." Erasmus avoided a third straight defeat thanks to Mbonambi’s efforts, which would have been his worst run of results s...

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