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How Twitter reacted to Wales' agonising World Cup semi-final defeat

By PA Authors
By Online Editors

A host of former Wales internationals led the tributes on social media after Warren Gatland’s team bowed out of the Rugby World Cup with a semi-final defeat to South Africa.

Wales battled to the end in Yokohama only to have their dreams dashed by a late Handre Pollard penalty as the Springboks won 19-16 to book their final spot against England next weekend.

Despite failing to reach the final, Wales’ performances over the course of the tournament have been highly praised, particularly given the high number of injuries which hit Gatland’s squad.

And it wasn’t just former Welsh rugby stars who wanted to thank the squad for their efforts, with Juventus footballer Aaron Ramsey and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also among those who tweeted their support.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Wales’ defeat.

Soth Africa will go on to meet England in the final in Yokohama next Saturday, while Wales have to settle for a third-place play-off against New Zealand in Tokyo the day before.

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How Twitter reacted to Wales' agonising World Cup semi-final defeat