Lambie out of second Test

Date published: June 11 2016

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Springbok fly-half Patrick Lambie has been ruled out of the second test match against Ireland after being concussed in Cape Town on Saturday.

The 25-year-old sustained an injury after a tackle which saw Ireland loose forward CJ Stander being red-carded for dangerous play in the first half, won 26-20 by Ireland. Stander will appear before a disciplinary hearing in Cape Town on Sunday.

This was the first time that Ireland have beaten the Springboks in South Africa.

"The provisional diagnosis is that Pat was concussed and although he is ok, will not be considered for next weekend," Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee said in an official SA Rugby official release.

Lambie was injured in the first half of the match that saw the Springboks battling to find momentum, something Coetzee admitted as being a problem for his side.

"This performance lacked the standards expected of a Springbok team," Coetzee added.

We are very, very disappointed with this performance and the result, it was not how we want to perform as a team. We take responsibility in the fact that we have not delivered today and can only promise hard work to fix this. We will be better next week," Coetzee said.

Coetzee applauded the effort from the Irish.

"They played outstandingly well, considering that they only competed with fourteen men for so long. They deserved the win," Coetzee said.

He was less impressed with the team's effort in his first match in charge.

"The performance was not good enough if you want to be called a Springbok. Test match rugby is not Super Rugby. Discipline will cost you at this level. 

"We conceded eight penalties in the first half, made too many little mistakes on attack. By losing ball in contact or on the ground, we could not get the momentum we needed. Lots of hard work awaits and we have to fix it, as simple as that."

Springbok captain, Adriaan Strauss, said "unforced errors and the penalties we conceded prevented us from picking up any momentum".

"This was a disappointing effort from us and we need to work hard this week to fix it. We had opportunities to score on a number of occasions, but did not execute well enough. We also did not defend well enough. We did let ourselves down," he said.

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