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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 Bismarck du Plessis (17min)
Penalties Leigh Halfpenny (3min), Leigh Halfpenny (9min), Leigh Halfpenny (25min), Leigh Halfpenny (35min), and Leigh Halfpenny (56min)
Conversions Patrick Lambie (66min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Francois Louw (36min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


CONVERSION - Pat Lambie adds the extra two points


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


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


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


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


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


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


PENALTY - Leigh Halfpenny narrows the gap to 2 points


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pat Lambie gets us underway for the second half


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!


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


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


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


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


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


PENALTY - Leigh Halfpenny is successful with his kick


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


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


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


CONVERSION - Morne Steyn has no problems with the conversion


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


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


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


CONVERSION - Morne Steyn adds the simple conversion


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Welcome to the Millennium Stadium, in Cardiff, for this huge Test match between Wales and South Africa
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 George North
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Liam Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb
8 Toby Faletau
7 Sam Warburton
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Luke Charteris
3 Aaron Jarvis
2 Scott Baldwin
1 Rob Evans

23 Scott Williams
22 Rhys Priestland
21 Gareth Davies
20 Justin Tipuric
19 Jake Ball
18 Scott Andrews
17 Rhys Gill
16 Ken Owens
South Africa
15 Willie le Roux
14 Cornal Hendricks
13 Jesse Kriel
12 Damian de Allende
11 Bryan Habana
10 Handre Pollard
9 Ruan Pienaar
8 Schalk Burger
7 Francois Louw
6 Heinrich Brussow
5 Lodewyk de Jager
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

23 Lionel Mapoe
22 Patrick Lambie
21 Cobus Reinach
20 Warren Whiteley
19 Flip van der Merwe
18 Vincent Koch
17 Trevor Nyakane
16 Adriaan Strauss