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Wales vs South Africa Watch Live

Wales
24
South Africa
22
02 December 2017, 9:30am
Principality Stadium
Capacity: 74500
Referee: Jerome Garces
Wales
24
South Africa
22
Key Moments
  • FT
  • Penalty GoalLeigh Halfpenny
    67'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    55'
  • TRY!Jesse Kriel
    54'
  • TRY!Handre Pollard
    45'
  • HT
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    38'
  • TRY!Warrick Gelant
    36'
  • ConversionLeigh Halfpenny
    33'
  • TRY!Hadleigh Parkes
    32'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    30'
  • ConversionLeigh Halfpenny
    8'
  • TRY!Hadleigh Parkes
    7'
  • ConversionLeigh Halfpenny
    5'
  • TRY!Scott Williams
    4'
  • KO
MATCH STATS
PLAYER STATS
  • 47%
    POSSESSION
    53%
  • 3
    TRIES
    3
  • 390
    METRES
    492
  • 60
    CARRIES
    51
  • 15
    DEFENDERS BEATEN
    18
  • 6
    CLEAN BREAKS
    7
  • 157
    PASSES
    153
  • 13
    OFFLOADS
    11
  • 15
    TURNOVERS CONCEDED
    22
  • 6
    TURNOVERS WON
    10
  • 154
    TACKLES
    121
  • 18
    MISSED TACKLES
    15
Full Match Stats
Wales T C P
1 Rob Evans 0 0 0
2 Kristian Dacey 0 0 0
3 Scott Andrews 0 0 0
4 Cory Hill 0 0 0
5 Alun Wyn Jones 0 0 0
6 Aaron Shingler 0 0 0
7 Josh Navidi 0 0 0
8 Taulupe Faletau 0 0 0
9 Aled Davies 0 0 0
10 Dan Biggar 0 0 0
11 Steffan Evans 0 0 0
12 Hadleigh Parkes 2 0 0
13 Scott Williams 1 0 0
14 Hallam Amos 0 0 0
15 Leigh Halfpenny 0 3 1
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Elliot Dee 0 0 0
17 Wyn Jones 0 0 0
18 Rhodri Jones 0 0 0
19 Seb Davies 0 0 0
20 Dan Lydiate 0 0 0
21 Rhys Webb 0 0 0
22 Rhys Patchell 0 0 0
23 Owen Watkin 0 0 0
South Africa T C P
1 Steven Kitshoff 0 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
3 Wilco Louw 0 0 0
4 Eben Etzebeth 0 0 0
5 Lodewyk De Jager 0 0 0
6 Siya Kolisi 0 0 0
7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 0 0 0
8 Daniel du Preez 0 0 0
9 Ross Cronje 0 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 1 2 1
11 Warrick Gelant 1 0 0
12 Francois Venter 0 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 1 0 0
14 Dillyn Leyds 0 0 0
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Mbongeni Mbonami 0 0 0
17 Trevor Nyakane 0 0 0
18 Ruan Dreyer 0 0 0
19 Teboho Mohoje 0 0 0
20 Uzair Cassiem 0 0 0
21 Louis Schreuder 0 0 0
22 Elton Jantjies 0 0 0
23 Lukhanyo Am 0 0 0
Full Player Stats
  • COMMENTARY
  • SOCIAL
  • FULL-TIME: WALES 24-22 SOUTH AFRICA
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  • However, Galant is surrounded by red shirts and gets held up, yielding a penalty for the home side that ends the contest.
    80'''
  • A penalty allows the Springboks to break out from the back, but from the resulting lineout Wales turn the ball over. Patchell kicks for touch, but the ball just doesn't fall out of touch.
    80''
  • South Africa are desperately trying to break out of their half, but the Welsh defence remains firm.
    79''
  • Webb does brilliantly for the home side as he collects the ball and kicks downfield. His kick bobbles out of play deep inside the South Africa 22. That could be enough to earn the victory for the home side.
    77''
  • Wales are taking the clock right down at the scrum. The referee is trying to get both sides set and the home side are using every available second the official is giving them.
    76''
  • Jantjies commits his second knock-on in the space of two minutes and it allows Wales to take vital time off the clock at the resulting scrum.
    75''
  • Wales have respite as Jantjies knocks the ball on at the breakdown. The home side clear the danger, but only as far as the 40-metre line. The Springboks are still pressing.
    74''
  • South Africa continue to probe inside the Wales 22. The waves of pressure have been unrelenting over the last three minutes. Nyakane makes a powerful run, only to be dropped by a fine tackle from Dee.
    72''
  • Gatland's men get the turnover at the breakdown as Wyn Jones emerges from the ruck with the ball. Excellent work from the Wales' forwards.
    71''
  • Kolisi goes on the charge down the right flank and South Africa are probing once again in the Wales 22. Danger here for the home side.
    70''
  • Halfpenny sends his effort through the posts and Wales regain the lead.
    68''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 24-22 SOUTH AFRICA (Halfpenny)
    68''
  • Wales have regained the momentum and the Springboks are penalised at the breakdown, handing the home side a shot at the posts. Excellent work from Dee and Wyn Jones.
    67''
  • South Africa hold their ground at the scrum before Pollard puts his boot through the ball to clear the visitors' lines.
    66''
  • Wales drive five metres from the line and make ground, but the Springboks hold firm and are able to force the mistake to win the put-in at the scrum.
    64''
  • Patchell sends the ball into touch and Wales have an excellent platform to attack down the right flank.
    63''
  • The referee plays a lengthy advantage for the home side as Webb carries the ball forward. He loses the ball, but Wales have the penalty for a deliberate knock-on from the Proteas.
    62''
  • Webb and Dee are on for the home side as Davies and Dacey have made way.
    62''
  • Wales ease the pressure on their backline by winning a penalty at the scrum. For the first time in the match, Kitshoff is penalised and Patchell sends the ball into the South Africa half.
    60''
  • Pollard sends his effort through the posts and South Africa take the lead for the first time in the match.
    58''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 21-22 SOUTH AFRICA (Pollard)
    57''
  • From the resulting penalty the Springboks kick to touch. They move the ball quickly from the lineout left to right, but after being held in the middle of the park, the visitors go for the short side again. Quick hands allows Kriel to break into space down the flank and he touches down over the line, ending a good move with a fine run.
    55''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 21-20 SOUTH AFRICA (Kriel)
    55''
  • South Africa continue their dominance at the scrum and win a penalty by wheeling the Welsh fowards around. The home side have not had an answer at the set-piece.
    54''
  • The home side have regained their composure since the try from Pollard, but have lacked an attacking spark since the early minutes of the game.
    52''
  • Patchell almost opens up space for the run of Evans inside with a delightful pass out of the back of his hands, but the winger cannot take the ball in stride for the score.
    50''
  • Amos collects an up and under in the South Africa and drives towards the 22 on the right flank. Wales need a spark from somewhere.
    49''
  • Biggar makes way for Rhys Patchell, while Wyn Jones replaces Evans in the front row.
    47''
  • MISS! Pollard cannot add the extras as his effort strikes the post and bounces wide.
    47''
  • The pressure tells on the Wales defence as Davies misses his tackle on Pollard and the fly-half is able to break into the space and dive over for the score.
    46''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 21-15 SOUTH AFRICA (Pollard)
    46''
  • South Africa kick for touch to keep pressure on five metres out from the tryline.
    46''
  • Du Preez, Coetzee and Kriel are stopped short of the line following probing runs from each of the backs. Wales commit a penalty, but hold firm at the tryline.
    45''
  • Kitshoff clollects down the left flank and drives his side into the 22. The Springboks are piling men forward to attack at the breakdown.
    44''
  • Davies' invites pressure on the Wales' backline as he kicks short out of play following a scrum. South Africa have a good platform to attack here.
    43''
  • Kolisi has taken over the captaincy for the Springboks following the departure of Etzebeth.
    43''
  • Gelant has space on the break, but the pass from Kolisi fails to hit the winger in stride.
    42''
  • Mohoje replaces Etzebeth at the break.
    41''
  • We're back underway at the Principality Stadium.
    41''
  • Wales hold an 11-point half-time lead against South Africa. The home side were dominant in the early stages of the contest, scoring twice in the opening 10 minutes through Scott Williams and Hadleigh Parkes. The Springboks stemmed the tide by an error from Andries Coetzee allowed Parkes to register his second score. However, the visitors got back into the game just before the break when Warrick Gelant used his pace to touch down. The contest is still there for the tourists, despite their poor play.
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  • HALF-TIME: WALES 21-10 SOUTH AFRICA
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  • Etzebeth is down for the visitors as we enter the break. The referee brings an end to the first half.
    40''
  • Pollard sends his kick from the left flank through the posts to get the Springboks back into the game.
    38''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 21-10 SOUTH AFRICA (Pollard)
    38''
  • Out of nothing South Africa are back in the match. Kriel sends a kick forward and Gelant uses his express pace to beat Davies in a foot race to gather the ball and touch down over the line. Wales were cut open on the counter there after Leyds had done well under pressure at the back.
    37''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 21-8 SOUTH AFRICA (Gelant)
    37''
  • Halfpenny sends his kick through the posts and Wales regain their control of the match.
    34''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 21-3 SOUTH AFRICA (Halfpenny)
    34''
  • Coetzee makes a huge error as his clearing kick is charged down by Biggar. The loose ball falls to Faletau, who charges into the 22. He gets the offload to Parkes and the centre notches his second score of the game unopposed under the posts.
    33''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 19-3 SOUTH AFRICA (Parkes)
    33''
  • Pollard sends his kick through the posts and the Springboks have their first points of the match.
    31''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 14-3 SOUTH AFRICA (Pollard)
    31''
  • South Africa put the pressure on the home side inside their 22 and Navidi catches Du Preez high after Kolisi made a break through the line. The Springboks lose possession, but the referee goes back for the penalty.
    29''
  • Evans drives forward on a short pass again for the home side, but he gets turned over by Marx at the breakdown. Wales have lost the rhythm they enjoyed in the early stages of the match.
    28''
  • Wales build phases of play inside the South Africa 22, but their attack comes to an end as Evans failed to handle Davies' short offload and South Africa will get the put-in at the scrum.
    26''
  • South Africa lose the lineout and Wales clear their lines through Biggar. He sends a monster kick from his own 22 towards the South Africa 22. Coetzee tries to catch and go, but he loses his balance and puts a foot into touch. The full-back hands Wales a strong attacking platform.
    24''
  • Kitshoff wins his team a penalty at the scrum with a strong drive, with Andrews unable to muster a response. The South Africa forwards have had their moments. Let's see if their backs can respond?
    23''
  • The game has slowed down over the last couple of minutes. Wales have struggled to inject the pace they want into the game, allowing South Africa to press back.
    22''
  • Williams makes the interception two metres from the line to quell the Springboks' attack. He offloads to Evans to lead the charge upfield and he takes the ball back to the South Africa 22 before he gets brought down by Leyds.
    20''
  • NO TRY! The TMO cannot prove that Marx grounded the ball beyond the line. Therefore there will be a five-metre scrum to the Springboks.
    19''
  • TMO! South Africa put the drive on again from the maul and Marx takes over five metres from the line and surges through a couple of tackles before going down. The referee stops play to have a look to determine whether the hooker notched the try.
    19''
  • The Springboks collect and drive their maul forward as Du Preez carries at the back. Wales are penalised for going in at the side, allowing the visitors to keep the pressure on.
    18''
  • South Africa win the first penalty of the match as Wales are caught bringing the scrum down at midfield. Pollard kicks deep into the Wales' 22.
    17''
  • Gelant makes an interception and tries to raid forward, but before he gets the gears going Amos pounces to make the tackle and strips the ball loose.
    15''
  • Andrews carries the ball through a hit in the 22, but the prop is isolated as Davies gets taken out off the ball. South Africa get another turnover to stymie Gatland's men on the offensive.
    15''
  • South Africa have to slow the tempo of play here. Every time Wales have had the ball in hand they've mustered a threat. 
    14''
  • Again the visitors are stretched at the back as Wales flood men into the 22, but on this occasion the Springboks get the turnover and Coetzee boots the ball away from danger.
    12''
  • South Africa are all over the place at the back as Wales break through the gainline once again. Davies runs through the defence before offloading to Faletau. The forward gets dropped short five metres out, but he gets the ball to Williams. The centre and Amos probe for the tryline, but the Springboks hold firm.
    11''
  • Halfpenny sends his kick through the posts from close range and extends the home side's lead.
    9''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 14-0 SOUTH AFRICA (Halfpenny)
    9''
  • Parkes makes a dream start to his international career as he latches on to Biggar's grubber kick and manages to squeeze between three South Africa defenders before diving over the line. The New Zealand-born centre notches his first score for Wales.
    8''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 12-0 SOUTH AFRICA (Parkes)
    8''
  • Wales continue to put the pressure on the visitors by winning a turnover at midfield. Dacey wins possession before Amos sends the ball forward. Pollard has to scamper across to send the ball into touch to clear South Africa's lines.
    8''
  • Halfpenny sends the first kick of the day through the posts to convert the try.
    7''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 7-0 SOUTH AFRICA (Halfpenny)
    7''
  • Wales take the lead with a dramatic break as Biggar kicks the ball out wide to unmarked Amos. He races into the 22 before offload inside to Scott Williams, who dives over to complete the simple score. The home side catch the Springboks napping with a narrow defence.
    5''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 5-0 SOUTH AFRICA (Williams)
    5''
  • South Africa knock the ball on at a lineout at midfield, handing Wales a decent position to attack from the scrum.
    3''
  • Biggar sends the ball high into the South Africa half and Du Preez fails to gather under pressure. Aled Davies collects for the home side and feeds Evans on the wing. He runs out of space, but sends a grubber kick forward. However, Coetzee does extremely well under pressure to collect and ease the strain on the visitors.
    2''
  • We're underway at the Principality Stadium.
    1''
  • The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • STAT ATTACK! South Africa come into this game on the back of notching up back to back away wins for the first time since November 2014 when they beat England at Twickenham and Italy in Padova.
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  • STAT ATTACK! Wales lost 16 consecutive matches against South Africa between 2000 and 2014, but they have won two of their last three clashes against them.
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  • South Africa have made five changes to their side that eased past Italy last week. Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Dan du Preez, Malcolm Marx and Warrick Gelant all come into the fold for the Springboks.
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  • Wales have made a number of changes to the side that was beaten by New Zealand last time out. Hadleigh Parkes makes his debut for the Dragons at centre alongside Scott Williams. Scott Andrews, Kristian Dacey and Cory Hill also start in the forward pack. Owen Williams, Liam Williams and Jamie Roberts have returned to their clubs, while  Sam Warburton, George North, Jonathan Davies and Ross Moriarty remain sidelined due to injury. Options are thin on the ground for Gatland this afternoon.
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  • South Africa replacements: Mbonambi, Nyakane, Dreyer, Mohoje, Cassiem, Schreuder, Jantjies, Am.
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  • SOUTH AFRICA: Coetzee, Leyds, Kriel, Venter, Gelant, Pollard, Cronje; Kitshoff, Marx, Louw, Etzebeth, De Jager, Kolisi, Du Toit, Du Preez.
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  • Wales replacements: Dee, W Jones, R Jones, S Davies, Lydiate, Webb, Patchell, Watkin.
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  • WALES: Halfpenny, Amos, S Williams, Parkes, S Evans, Biggar, A Davies; R Evans, Dacey, Andrews, Hill, A W Jones, Shingler, Navidi, Faletau.
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  • We'll now check the two teams this afternoon, starting with the Dragons.
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  • South Africa have managed to bounce back from their difficult start to the tour. They were hammered by Ireland in their opener, but have since defeated France and Italy as they attempt to build a semblance of form to end the year. A victory over Wales today would provide huge respite for coach Allister Coetzee amid criticism for the Springboks' performances under his tenure.
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  • Wales will be determined to issue a response to their defeat at the hands of New Zealand last week. Warren Gatland's men will be determined to sign off with a victory against at least one of the sides from the Southern Hemisphere. They've been comfortably beaten by the All Blacks and Australia at the Principality Stadium and will need a strong effort without some key players this afternoon.
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  • Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the clash between Wales and South Africa at the Principality Stadium.
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