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  • Penalty goals: Halfpenny (5),
15 - 24

South Africa

  • De Villiers, du Preez, du Plessis,
    Penalty goals: Steyn,
    Conversions: Steyn (2), Lambie,
  • International Match
  • 9th Nov 2013
  • KO 17:30
  • Ground: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
  • Att: 68,342

Wales v South Africa - Live

Last updated: 9th November 2013  

Full Time Wales 15-24 South Africa

79 So unlucky for North as he almost collects a grubber through, with the try-line in his sights 20 out. With that mistake goes any slim hope Wales had of setting up a grandstand finish. One minute remains.

75 So crucially for the Springboks they still hold a two-score advantage as Le Roux kicks for territory.

73 And it leads to Wales putting huge pressure on the Springbok line, courtesy of a North grubber that had Du Preez in all kinds of bother. Luckily for the visitors, they come away unscathed. Big moment.

70 Wales win a penalty that Priestland kicks upfield to their ten-metre. No cards this time, thankfully.

69 Here come the two props back from the sin-bin for the final ten minutes or so. And wouldn't you know it, they arrive just in time for a scrum. It's a Welsh put-in inside their own 22. How will this go?

Conversion67 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 15-24! Simple enough for the Sharks man. The lead is nine points.

TRY65 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DU PREEZ! 15-22! The kick-chase pays off as Fourie's slip ball creates the run-in for Du Preez, whose kick downfield created the score. The scrum-half ran that one in under the posts.

64 Applause for Hibbard as he is replaced by Ken Owens after a solid performance. Justin Tipuric is also on, for Lydiate. It's Springbok ball again here though as Le Roux and then Du Preez kick down the 22.

62 That is poor from Faletau as he gives away a soft penalty for side entry close to halfway. Up steps Lambie from distance then as he looks to take the Springboks five points clear. That's well short.

60 Rolland has just riled the home supporters as North is pulled back before advantage for Mtawarira's knock-on had been played. North was away there. The Boks come again now, 35 metres from the try-line.

Yellow Card58 YELLOW CARDS, WALES AND SOUTH AFRICA, JENKINS AND OOSTHUIZEN! The props had been warned. Off they go.

57 A change for South Africa as prop Malherbe is replaced by Coenie Oosthuizen. A scrum is his welcome.

Penalty56 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 15-17! Five kicks out of five for the Cardiff Blues man. Two points in it.

54 The visitors might have their wish as Hibbard fumbles a pass on their own ten-metre so play will get back under way with a scrum. Well, it was set to until Malherbe gets penalised for losing his bind.

52 And they'll enjoy seeing Warburton win a breakdown penalty off Lambie on the Welsh 22. South Africa will be desperate to get their hands on some ball as they've had precious little in the second-half.

50 That decent passage for Wales on the South African 22 ends after Scott Williams' inside ball to full-back Halfpenny is called forward by Rolland. Still plenty of positives for the hosts to draw upon.

48 Etzebeth would do well to sort out his discipline as he first takes out Davies at a line-out on the Welsh 22 before pushing Alun-Wyn Jones. Net result, Wales are now on the Bok 22 with go-forward ball

46 So nothing doing here for Wales as Louw waits patiently on the touchline. The Boks are in possession and it's soon kicked away by Du Preez as the scrap for territory continues at the Millennium Stadium.

44 Good field position for Wales early on as Priestland sends a breakdown penalty up to the Bok 22. It's a line-out catch and drive with Jenkins at the back of the maul until Rolland blows for a Bok scrum.

41 Welcome back to the action and there is a change to mention as Paul James is on for Andrews at prop.

Half Time Wales 12-17 South Africa

39 A big chance for Wales then against the fourteen men of South Africa in an explosive end to the half. Can they make it count? No, is the answer as the Boks stand firm and keep the Welsh penned downfield.

Yellow Card36 YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, LOUW! The Bok flanker goes to the bin for use of the elbow on Hibbard.

Penalty34 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 12-17! Great viewing for the Millennium Stadium supporters wearing red as the Welsh full-back slots three points from the right touchline after winning a breakdown penalty.

33 And it gets worse for the hosts as tighthead prop Jones hobbles off. He is replaced by Scott Andrews.

31 It's all Wales right now as their forwards get angry and take on the South African defensive line. If they can score here then this really would make a game of it. Unfortunately a knock-on ends the play.

27 Cut out the silly errors I said. Unfortunately for Wales, Hook and Faletau bump into each other when attempting to catch a high tester which means the Boks have an attacking scrum. 25 metres out here.

Penalty24 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 9-17! Van der Merwe this time is penalised for not releasing the tackled player so up steps Halfpenny for some much needed points from 35 metres out. An eight-point lead now.

21 A mistake from Beck here as he kicks out on the full. Wales cannot afford any silly errors tonight.

19 Steyn has gone off and it looks like it's permanent, with Willie le Roux on. Lambie moves to fly-half.

Conversion18 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 6-17! Simple enough for the Stade Francais and Springbok fly-half.

TRY17 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DU PLESSIS! 6-15! What a monster he is. Line-out drive and the hooker powers over.

16 Outstanding from Alberts with a hit on Bradley Davies which allowed Habana to win the ruck penalty. Net result, it's Steyn kicking toward the corner as South Africa look to turn the screw in Cardiff.

14 A double injury blow for Wales too as J Davies and L Williams go off for Ashley Beck and James Hook.

Conversion13 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 6-10! No mistake from close to the uprights after that fine score.

TRY12 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE VILLIERS! 6-8! A superb break-out score from the Boks. It came from Habana's initial bust before Bismarck du Plessis powered past Liam Williams and then handed to his captain.

11 Wales will be pleased with their opening efforts, particularly in the midfield as they target Fourie. It is more home ball too on halfway as Hibbard takes it up before Davies grubbers through to Lambie.

Penalty8 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 6-3! The Boks offend on the ground in the aftermath and Halfpenny strikes.

7 Immense work from number eight Duane Vermeulen as he pinches Richard Hibbard's line-out. Wales get possession back though soon after and it's Davies again making metres up to the 22. Superb from him

Penalty5 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 3-3! That didn't last long. The Springboks reply after top chasing work from Fourie du Preez leads to Halfpenny holding on on the ground. A great strike from 40 metres out.

Penalty3 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 3-0! No mistake from the British and Irish Lions hero. Wales have the lead.

2 Early pressure on Morne Steyn which isn't helped by the pitch as he slips while kicking. It leads to the Welsh returning with interest through Jonathan Davies, with a penalty advantage being played...

1 Here we go then with the anthems belted out superbly well by both sets of fans and players. Game time.

0 Wales have beaten South Africa just once in 26 meetings.

0 Team news: Scarlets number ten Rhys Priestland has won the fly-half shootout with James Hook and Dan Biggar to start for Wales. B&I Lions wing Alex Cuthbert is out injured and so is the man who was set to replace him, Eli Walker, meaning Liam Williams is in the starting line-up.

0 Team news: South Africa have recalled a few World Cup winners as Japan-based Jaque Fourie and JP Pietersen both come straight into the starting XV. Pat Lambie features at full-back while Frans Malherbe makes his Test debut at tighthead prop.

0 Hello and welcome to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff where the Springboks kick off their November tour against the reigning Six Nations champions, who have a team stacked with British and Irish Lions. It's set to be an epic clash, stay tuned!

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