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at Stade Fournier, Arles
on Saturday 6th December 1997

FRANCE

1. Patrice Benausse (Carcassonne)
2. Mikhail Piscunov (Villefranche)
3. Jean-Marc Garcia (capt) (St Esteve)
4. Eric Vergniol (Tonneins)
5. Regis Pastre Courtine (Villeneuve)
6. David Despin (Villeneuve)
7. Vincent Banet (Limoux)
8. Jason Sands (Villefranche)
9. Vincent Wulf (Villeneuve)
10. Frederic Teixido (Limoux)
11. Pascal Jampy (XIII Catalan)
12. Didier Cabestany (XIII Catalan)
13. Jerome Guisset (St Esteve)

Substitutes:
14. Bruno Verges (St Esteve)
15. Abderazak El Khalouki (Toulouse)
16. Vea Bloomfield (Villeneuve)
17. Eric Frayssinet (Albi)

Coach: John Kear

SOUTH AFRICA

1. Jamie Bloem (Widnes)
2. Henk Steyn (St Helens Vultures)
3. Willie Strydom (Johannesburg Wanderers)
4. Johny Girnun (Johannesburg Scorpians)
5. Gielie de Swardt (Rau)
6. Herbus Mahoney (Johannesburg Scorpians)
7. Kobus van Deventer (St Helens Vultures)
8. Jaco Booysens (Johannesburg Scorpians)
9. Shaun Skelton (capt) (Dewsbury)
10. Gorge de Carvallo (Pretoria Bulls)
11. Jaco Webb (Johannesburg Scorpians)
12. Andrew Ballot (Hunslet)
13. Dikkie Mulder (Centurian Lions)

Substitutes:
14. Wayne Morgan (Johannesburg Scorpians)
15. Marc Watson (Johannesburg Wanderers)
16. Corne Nel (Pretoria Bulls)
17. Clinton Ballot (Durban Tigersharks)

Coach: Paul Matete

Referee: Thierry Alibert (France)

Crowd: 1,800

Result: France 30 defeated South Africa 17

POINTS SCORERS
FRANCE
Tries: Jean-Marc Garcia, Regis Pastre-Courtine (2), Jerome Guisset, Eric Vergniol, Patrice Benausse
Goals: Patrice Benausse (3)
SOUTH AFRICA
Tries: Gielie de Swardt (2), Henk Steyn
Goals: Jamie Bloem (2)
Field Goals: Kobus van Deventer