The situation could quickly have turned into tears of sorrow as Curwin Bosch’s extra-time conversion kick to level the match 23-all looked like it was going to miss the mark.
Luckily for the Junior Boks, his woer-woer attempt raised the flags as they were lucky to escape with a draw.
Having started like a house on fire, it was Augustus who scored the first try of the tournament for the Boks, and his first of two,in the second minute already as South Africa’s pack threatened to dominate the match.
The slippery surface, though, didn’t allow for a fancy free-running game and France bounced back via an eighth-minute try through Romain Buros.
Ill-discipline also cost the Baby Boks as both wing
Wandisile Simelane and prop Gerhard Steenkamp were yellow-carded in the 18th and 28th minutes respectively.
That allowed the French to open up a 12-10 lead at the break.
They extended that lead to 23-10, before the Baby Boks started their comeback via two penalties from Bosch and the late try from Augustus.