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As it happened: Wales 20-11 Springboks

2018-11-24 21:10
Last Updated at 11:41
24 Nov 21:25

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24 Nov 21:20
24 Nov 21:17

The Springboks got themselves back into the game with a dominant start to the second half. However, once they got back to 14-11 with 20 minutes to go, the Welsh stepped it up and closed the game out in style.

The Boks lack creativity on attack and are still very much a work in progress. They end the year with a 50% win-record.

24 Nov 21:15
The Welsh have now won 9 Tests on the trot! It's also their fourth straight win over the Boks.
24 Nov 21:15
FULL-TIME: Wales 20-11 South Africa
24 Nov 21:15
80' - As the Boks try to run from deep, Wales win another penalty on the ground to put the visitors out of their misery...
24 Nov 21:14

78'- The Boks win a scrum penalty but Van Zyl takes a quick tap.

Damian Willemse is also now on...

24 Nov 21:13
78'- The Springboks have a scrum deep inside Welsh territory. Can they finish their tour with a great long-range effort?
24 Nov 21:11
Jenkins was immense on the ground for the hosts!
24 Nov 21:11
The MAN-OF-THE-MATCH accolade goes to Wales flank Ellis Jenkins.
24 Nov 21:10
75'- With the Boks attacking near the Wales 22m area, the hosts win a penalty on the ground. That just about seals the victory.
24 Nov 21:09


Wales 7

SA 7

24 Nov 21:08


Wales 279m

SA 257m

24 Nov 21:07

73'- The Springboks looked like they turned the tide in the second half, but silly errors have handed momentum back to Wales.

The Boks look done.

24 Nov 21:06

72'- PENALTY slotted by Biggar.

Wales 20-11 SA

24 Nov 21:05
71' - And Wales quickly win a penalty. They have been in the Springbok 22m area twice in the second half and twice have they won penalties.
24 Nov 21:05
71'- Wales back in the red zone after a sniping break from centre Jonathan Davies.
24 Nov 21:04
70' - Bok replacement scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl's box kicks have been terrible. Enough said.
24 Nov 21:02

68' - Biggar slots the PENALTY from close to the touchline.

Wales 17-11 SA

24 Nov 21:01
67'- Wales win a kickable penalty close to the Bok tryline. It came after a terrible mishap between Kolisi and Jantjies who attempted to cover a high ball. It led to a Jantjies knock on, before Wales kicked ahead and eventually won a penalty...
24 Nov 20:59
65'- But the Boks are quick to win a turnover...
24 Nov 20:58
65'- A knock on from Kolisi hands Wales a scrum inside South African territory. It's rare second half possession for the home side...
24 Nov 20:57
64'- Bok sub: Francois Louw replaces No 8 Duane Vermeulen.
24 Nov 20:57
63'- The Boks have enjoyed 76% possession the second half!
24 Nov 20:56
62'- A huge roar from the crowd as Dan Bigger replaces Anscombe at flyhalf for Wales...
24 Nov 20:55

61'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Wales 14-11 SA

24 Nov 20:54
60'- Jantjies will line up a shot at goal. Pollard's range seems off tonight, so I feel this is the right call to make the change...
24 Nov 20:53
60'- Brilliant work on the ground from replacement prop Thomas du Toit as he wins a penalty in striking range.
24 Nov 20:50
58'- Overall, the Boks are now ahead in the possession (51%) and territory (54%) stakes.
24 Nov 20:49


Wales 199m

SA 214m

24 Nov 20:48
It was a terrific final pass from Le Roux to put Kriel away in the corner...
24 Nov 20:47

56'- Pollard misses the conversion.

Wales 14-8 SA

24 Nov 20:46
55'-  TRY to the Springboks as Jesse Kriel goes over in the corner. It came after relentless pressure...
24 Nov 20:44
54'- Another Springbok penalty as Wales collapse the driving maul.
24 Nov 20:44
53'- Bok sub: Bongi Mbonambi on at hooker for Marx.
24 Nov 20:43
53'- A scrum penalty for the Boks. It's in range but they will set up an attacking lineout.
24 Nov 20:42
52'- Bok sub: Thomas du Toit on at prop for Kitshoff.
24 Nov 20:41
51'- The Boks just cannot hold on to the ball tonight!
24 Nov 20:41
51'- Another turnover as Du Toit can't hold on to possession.
24 Nov 20:39
50'- Bok sub: Ivan van Zyl on at scrumhalf for Papier.
24 Nov 20:39
49'- The Boks lose possession but a poor clearance from Anscombe gives the visitors another chance...
24 Nov 20:38
49'- Boks probing inside the red zone. They have to cash in now...
24 Nov 20:35
46'- Bok sub: Vincent Koch on at prop for Malherbe.
  • 80'

    FULL-TIME: WALES 20-11 SOUTH AFRICA. Wales hold on to win this close encounter, but South Africa only have themselves to blame. They did not make use of the opportunities at hand. Great work and well deserved Wales!!

  • 77'

    South Africa continue to make the silly unforced mistakes here.

  • 75'

    Pollard secures another Biggar high kick. The Springboks then keep the ball in hand through six phases and make their way into the Wales half only to concede a penalty. Poor!

  • 72'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR! 20-11: Wales secure an offside penalty in the Springboks 22 and they go for goal. Biggar extends the lead and now the Springboks must score next!

  • 68'

    PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR! 17-11! The Springboks turn it over in their own half after a Wales attack. They kick deep. Biggar then goes for the up and under and Jantjies loses it forward. Poor! Wales continues under the advantage and in the end they secure a penalty five metres out. Biggar lines it up and scores!

  • 65'

    Dan Biggar who just replaced Gareth Anscombe, sends it high and the Springboks knock it on. Can Biggar keep Wales ahead in the game?

  • 62'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 14-11: The Springboks secure a penalty at the breakdown thanks to Thomas du Toit. They go for goal and Jantjies opens his account. We have a three point game with 18 minutes left.

  • 60'

    After a few resets at the scrum the Springboks secure the ball and Kriel makes good ground. He offloads to Dyantyi and then Jantjies launches the high kick.

  • 57'

    The conversion is missed by Pollard. They really needed that.

  • 56'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KRIEL! 14-8: They secure the line-out and go wide. After stringing together seven patient phases, Jesse Kriel scores in the corner! Brilliant!

  • 54'

    The Springboks secure the line-out and drive forward. They then secure a penalty after the maul is collapsed by Wales and again the Springboks go for the line-out.

  • 53'

    South Africa win a brilliant scrum penalty and Jantjies finds touch five metres out.

  • 52'

    There we have it again. After a strong carry from Etzebeth into the 22, the ball is lost forward in the tackle.

  • 50'

    Everytime the Springboks make their way to the Welsh 22, they commit the unforced errors to turn possession back to Wales. They should just calm down and be patient.

  • 49'

    Davies tries the box-kick after a scrum and South Africa come away with it. Jantjies then kicks it high and hands possession back to Wales.

  • 47'

    Great work by Kolbe to beat three tacklers, but again Wales come away with it. It is just not happening for South Africa at the moment.

  • 46'

    After a box-kick from Davies, Pollard has a go at the Wales defence. The ball ends up into touch off a Welsh player and the Springboks will feed the line-out. Damian de Allende has been replaced by Elton Jantjies.

  • 44'

    We have seen a few handling errors from both teams at the start of the half here.

  • 41'

    Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.

  • 40'

    HALF-TIME: WALES 14-3 SOUTH AFRICA. After five more phases following the scrum the Springboks secure an offside penalty. They tap it quickly and knock it on. They are lucky and secure yet another offside penalty. Then the Springboks concede an offside penalty after four sloppy phases and great work by Wales to come away from this onslaught not conceding any points. They deserve their lead at the break.

  • 39'

    NO TRY! South Africa secure a free-kick at the scrum and take a quick tap. They string four phases together and then Kriel appears to go over, but it is inconclusive and the Springboks have a five metre scrum.

  • 38'

    What a spill! Papier runs down the left and he then chips ahead, the bounce favours him, but he then knocks it on five metres out. Wow!

  • 35'

    Wales secure the line-out, but after a big hit by Kolisi and help from Kolbe, Marx secures a penalty at the breakdown. Pollard finds a good touch.

  • 33'

    South Africa concede a penalty after some silly offside play by Vermeulen. Wales finds a good touch.

  • 31'

    We have a stoppage in play due to an injury to Duane Vermeulen.

  • 30'

    Gareth Anscombe hits the posts and the Springboks clear.

  • 29'

    Wales secure yet another penalty at the breakdown and they will have a shot at goal thanks to Steven Kitshoff.

  • 28'

    A poor pass from Pollard to Kriel ends with a knock-on and a Wales scrum near the halfway line.

  • 26'

    Marx now secures a penalty for South Africa at the maul, but Pollard cannot convert his kick, as it goes wide.

  • 24'

    Wales secure a penalty at the breakdown, but again Anscombe misses touch. Poor!

  • 23'

    Wales are making the good yards with almost every attack. An unforced error from Wales release the pressure on the Springboks, who now feed a scrum just outside their own 22.

  • 22'

    RG Snyman has failed an HIA and has been replaced by Eben Etzebeth.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 14-3: South Africa secure a penalty after a box kick from Papier is charged-down from an offside position. Pollard opens his account with a good kick.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, WALES, ANSCOMBE! 14-0: Gareth Anscombe curls in a superb conversion.

  • 17'

    TRY, WALES, WILLIAMS! 12-0: They secure the scrum and then Gareth Anscombe floats the ball wide to Liam Williams, who scores a brilliant try!

  • 16'

    Wales feed a scrum six metres out after a promising build-up through nine phases.

  • 14'

    That was the first real Welsh opportunity and they made the Springboks pay.

  • 12'

    CONVERSION, WALES, ANSCOMBE! 7-0: Gareth Anscombe converts the try.

  • 11'

    TRY, WALES, FRANCIS! 5-0: Wales continue to push forward and after some sloppy Springbok defending Tomas Francis scores!

  • 9'

    Wales string together nine phases and make their way into the Springboks 22.

  • 7'

    After a period of scrappy play from both teams in the South African 22, the Springboks feed a scrum after a knock-on.

  • 5'

    RG Snyman is penalised in the line-out and the first penalty is awarded to Wales. An error from them and they fail to find touch.

  • 4'

    NO TRY! Kolbe steps through five tackles on the right and the Boks then move wide to the left. In the end Du Toit is in to score, but the TMO rules that he stepped into touch and righly so.

  • 3'

    South Africa feed the first line-out inside the Wales 22 after a box-kick from Kriel.

  • 2'

    We also have a late change for Wales. Dan Lydiate is out and has been replaced by Ellis Jenkins, with Aaron Wainwright coming onto the bench.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! We are underway here in Cardiff!

  • 0'

    Welcome to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for our live coverage of this International match between Wales and South Africa.

  • 0'

    The last time these teams met earlier this year, Wales defeated the Springboks 22-20 in a tight Washington DC encounter.

  • 0'

    South Africa have not beaten Wales in Cardiff since 2013 and their new Coach Rassie Erasmus will be happy to have that poor statistic amended this afternoon.

  • 0'

    Wales have made 13 changes to their team that defeated Tonga 74-24. The most significant changes includes the move of Liam Williams from wing to start at full-back in place of the injured Leigh Halfpenny and Gareth Anscombe taking up the fly-half position.

  • 0'

    Team Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Nicky Smith. Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rob Evans, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Ellis Jenkins, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen Watkin.

  • 0'

    South Africa have retained the same team that defeated Scotland at Murrayfield last week. It will be the first time this season that South Africa keep the same line-up.

  • 0'

    Team South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff. Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Cheslin Kolbe.

  • 0'

    Our referee is Luke Pearce and he will be assisted by Wayne Barnes and Karl Dickson. The TMO is Simon McDowell.

  • 0'

    The Teams are out on the Park and it is now time for the National Anthems.

  • 0'

    In a late change for South Africa Cheslin Kolbe will replace Sbu Nkosi on the wing and Damian Willemse shifts onto the bench.

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Wales South Africa
  • 2 Tries 1
    • 9' Tomas Francis
    • 15' Liam Williams
    • 55' Jesse Kriel
  • 2 Conversions 0
    • 10' Gareth Anscombe
    • 17' Gareth Anscombe
  • 2 Penalties 2
    • 68' Dan Biggar
    • 71' Dan Biggar
    • 19' Handre Pollard
    • 61' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Nicky Smith
  • Ken Owens
  • Tomas Francis
  • Adam Beard
  • Alun Wyn Jones
  • Ellis Jenkins
  • Justin Tipuric
  • Ross Moriarty
  • Gareth Davies
  • Gareth Anscombe
  • Josh Adams
  • Hadleigh Parkes
  • Jonathan Davies
  • George North
  • Liam Williams
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Frans Malherbe
  • RG Snyman
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Embrose Papier
  • Handre Pollard
  • Aphiwe Dyantyi
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Elliot Dee
  • Rob Evans
  • Dillon Lewis
  • Cory Hill
  • Aaron Wainwright
  • Tomos Williams
  • Dan Biggar
  • Owen Watkin
  • 16
  • 17
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  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Vincent Koch
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Francois Louw
  • Ivan van Zyl
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Damian Willemse

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