Published On: Sun, Oct 27th, 2019

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Wales 6-9 South Africa HT



Penalties: Dan Biggar (18′, 39′); Handre Pollard (15′, 20′, 35′)

-South Africa are penalised for an off the ball tackle and the difference is three points at half-time.

Wales hooker Ken Owens is penalised for entering a ruck from the side and South Africa lead by six.

-South Africa win a penalty from the scrum and Pollard makes no mistake from distance.

-Dan Biggar brings the scores level as Willie Le Roux is miles offside.

-Justin Tipuric is penalised at a ruck. Handre Pollard nails the three points to give South Africa the first score.



Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis; Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (capt); Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Aaron Shingler, Tomos Williams, Rhys Patchell, Owen Watkin.

South Africa: Willie Le Roux, S’Busiso Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk, Tendai Mtawarira, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (capt), Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn.

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Wales coach Warren Gatland wants to end his career as the coach of the team with a World Cup win.

“I have got two games to go as the Wales coach and I want to enjoy these last two games, and there are probably nine or 10 players who won’t be involved in another World Cup as well so they have got to relish that opportunity and be excited about this,” he said.

“You have got a chance to do something special in your life and these chances come along very rarely and you have got to grab them with both hands.

“When you want something bad enough and you really, really want it then it can happen.

“We have a group of players that really want to do a good performance on Sunday and hopefully get to the World Cup final.”

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus said: ”I think we have been under pressure to redeem ourselves for the last couple of years. We’ve been number five, six and seven in the world over the last three or four years and we’ve had some proper hidings against almost every team since 2015.

“We’ve lost to Italy, we’ve lost to Japan, we’ve been beaten by 57 points, 39-3 by Ireland. Some people have lost a lot of faith in us at different stages.

“We’ve got a different challenge which is to get respect back and so people start believing in us again. That was the pressure for us.

“Now we’re at the stage where we want to be number one in the world again. Now there is internal pressure and expectation and that’s different.”


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