LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_wales-ed Wales

15

Thumb_south-africa-ed South Africa

24
Kick-off local time : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 17h30
Kick-off : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 19h30
Venue : Cardiff
Referee : Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  Wales South Africa
Tries Jean de Villiers (12min) and Bismarck du Plessis (17min)
Penalties
Conversions Patrick Lambie (66min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Gethin Jenkins (58min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

FULL TIME - South Africa win another penalty and boot the ball into the stands to secure a hard-fought win! Wales had some good moments throughout the match but in the end, the Springboks' were too good for them and the visitors' quality on both attack and defence shone through in their well deserved three-tries-to-nil victory. South Africa continue to enjoy dominance over Wales, this being their 25th victory in 27 meetings. Stay with us for LIVE coverage of the huge clash between France and New Zealand in Paris

79

George North knocks on from a kick through with no South African defenders in front of him. Will that be the last chance for the Welsh?

77

South Africa build a few phases until Pat Lambie attempts a drop goal, but misses. The Springboks won't mind though, just 3 minutes left now

75

Some smart tactical kicking from the Springboks now as they try to wind down the clock. Willie le Roux finds touch inside the Welsh half

73

Wales knock on in a ruck just a metre from the Boks' line and Adriaan Strauss emerges with the ball. South Africa are able to clear

71

A Pat Lambie cross-kick gone wrong puts South Africa under huge pressure as they are forced to retreat at a huge rate of knots. Eventually a scrambling Fourie du Preez is penalised for holding on in the corner 2m from his own line

69

Pieter-Steph du Toit replaces Eben Etzebeth to earn his first Test cap

66

CONVERSION - Pat Lambie adds the extra two points

65

TRY! Magic from Jaque Fourie! Fourie du Preez puts in a great kick in behind the Welsh defence, Jaque Fourie chases up superbly and pulls off an outrageous flick pass to the following up Fourie du Preez who dots down

64

South Africa keep battering away but the home side's defence is holding firm with some huge hits being put in on defence

63

Pat Lambie's penalty attempt falls a few meters short. The Springboks are missing Morne Steyn's boot

62

Now Toby Faletau joins the ruck from the side and South Africa win a penalty. Pat Lambie will have a shot at goal from 46m out

60

South Africa surge towards the line and are stopped by what looks like an early tackle on Eben Etzebeth by Bradley Davies. The referee is happy though and the game continues after consultation with the TMO

58

Coenie Oosthuizen has replaced Frans Malherbe, and he's off a minute later! The scrum goes down and Alain Rolland decides both Gethin Jenkins and Coenie Oosthuizen should spend 10 minutes in the sin bin

56

PENALTY - Leigh Halfpenny narrows the gap to 2 points

55

Frans Malherbe is now penalised for collapsing as the scrum as the penalties continue. Referee Alain Rolland warns that the props are in danger of being sin binned if the scrumtime penalties continue

52

Now it's Wales' turn to halt opposition momentum as Sam Warburton forces Pat Lambie to hold on following some good play from the visitors

50

Brilliant rush defence from Jean de Villiers forces a forward pass to ease the pressure on the Boks

48

Eben Etzebeth is pinged for taking the catcher out in the line-out and referee Alain Rolland has a word with both captains telling them to cut out the constant penalties

46

There's a bit of aerial tennis going on at the moment which eventually leads to a Wales penalty just 5m from their own line. Francois Louw is back on the field after his break in the sin bin

44

Now JP Pietersen is penalised for hands in the ruck. Wales kick for touch and try to maul it up the field but the Springboks are wise to it and manage to stifle it well for a turnover

42

Early second half penalty against Alun Wyn Jones for pulling down the South Africa driving maul

41

Pat Lambie gets us underway for the second half

40

HALF TIME - A few frantic minutes during which both sides had their fair share of the ball ends the first half. Wales started the match strongly before the Springboks hit back with two tries in quick succession. Wales had the better of the final 15 mins however and a Francois Louw yellow card didn't help the visitors' cause. Join us in 10 mins for the second half!

36

YELLOW CARD - There is a foul play report against South Africa. Francois Louw has received a yellow card for an elbow to the face of Richard Hibbard

35

PENALTY - Leigh Halfpenny makes no mistake with the tricky sideline penalty

34

A Jean de Villiers knock on is hacked through by George North. Bryan Habana cleans up the loose ball but is penalised for holding on

32

Adam Jones becomes the third Welsh player to leave the field due to injury in this first half. The high intensity of the game is causing damage

30

Sustained pressure from Wales as they keep the ball for multiple phases but they can't breach South Africa's solid wall of defence. Eventually their charge is halted by a knock forward

25

PENALTY - Leigh Halfpenny is successful with his kick

24

Flip van der Merwe is penalised for slowing down the ball at the breakdown as the steady stream of infringements continues

21

Morne Steyn has been replaced by Willie le Roux. Patrick Lambie has shifted to flyhalf. It's unclear what the nature of Steyn's injury is

20

Wales work the phases and build momentum in the Boks' 22, until they concede another penalty for holding on. Flip van der Merwe wins the penalty

18

CONVERSION - Morne Steyn has no problems with the conversion

17

TRY - the Springboks set-up a driving maul which powers all the way over the tryline. Bismarck du Plessis reaps the rewards

16

Bryan Habana forces a penalty for the Welsh holding on now. From the resultant line-out, Adam Jones joins the maul from the side. Another penalty. Good work from the Boks

14

Francois Louw makes a turnover for the Springboks inside his own 22 when Wales were looking dangerous. Good work from the flanker

13

CONVERSION - Morne Steyn adds the simple conversion

13

Big blow for Wales as Jonathan Davies has to be subbed off with a shoulder injury

12

TRY! Magnificent from the Springboks! Bryan Habana breaks out from his own half with searing pace before finding Bismarck du Plessis who feeds Jean de Villiers who goes over next to the poles. Superb

9

PENALTY - the kick is from in from of the poles and that's easy for Leigh Halfpenny

8

Jonathan Davies is looking very dangerous and makes another clean linebreak before South Africa infringe again by putting their hands in the ruck. Leigh Halfpenny will have another shot at goal

5

PENALTY - Morne Steyn is accurate from in front of the poles and levels the scores

4

The Springboks attack and this time Bradley Davies slows the ball down illegally. Morne Steyn will kick for goal

3

PENALTY - no problem for Leigh Halfpenny and Wales take the lead

2

Jonathan Davies menacingly evades a few tackles before he's brought down but Willem Alberts doesn't roll away and it's a penalty for Wales, handy to the posts

0

Rhys Priestland will kick-off and we're underway!

-5

A moment's silence is held to show respect for Remembrance weekend, followed by the national anthems sung with incredible passion!

-7

Both teams have made their way out onto the field as the atmosphere builds before kick-off

-10

The teams are making their final preparations before making their way onto the field to a near capacity crowd

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All eyes will be on young Springbok tighthead prop Frans Malherbe on debut, as well as outside centre Jaque Fourie who plays his first game for South Africa since the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat to Australia

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The last meeting of these two nations was at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in the group stages. South Africa won 17-16.

-22

However the Springboks dominate the head-to-head statistics between these two sides, having won 24 of the 26 clashes, with just one Wales victory and one draw.

-25

The Welsh camp has been in a confident this week. They are hoping to achieve their first win over the Springboks since 1999 when they won 29-19 at this very stadium

-27

The roof of the stadium will be closed for the match, but the field at the Millennium Stadium is renowned for being somewhat slippery

-30

Welcome to the Millennium Stadium, in Cardiff, for this huge Test match between Wales and South Africa
Wales
Players
15 Liam Williams
14 Alex Cuthbert
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 George North
10 Dan Biggar
9 Mike Phillips
8 Toby Faletau
7 Josh Turnbull
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Luke Charteris
3 Samson Lee
2 Ken Owens
1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes
23 Matthew Morgan
22 James Hook
21 Gareth Davies
20 Dan Baker
19 Jake Ball
18 Aaron Jarvis
17 Paul James
16 Matthew Rees
South Africa
Players
15 Willie le Roux
14 Cornal Hendricks
13 Jan Serfontein
12 Jean de Villiers
11 Bryan Habana
10 Handre Pollard
9 Francois Hougaard
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Teboho Mohoje
6 Marcell Coetzee
5 Victor Matfield
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes
23 JP Pietersen
22 Patrick Lambie
21 Cobus Reinach
20 Schalk Burger
19 Bakkies Botha
18 Marcel van der Merwe
17 Trevor Nyakane
16 Adriaan Strauss