South Africa
South Africa
Cornall Hendricks (51), Willie Le Roux (37), Bryan Habana (20,6), Duane Vermeulen (15)
Morne Steyn (44)
Morne Steyn (52,38,21,17,7)


Alex Cuthbert (68)
Dan Biggar (40)
Dan Biggar (19,2)
James Hook (69)

Half Time
South Africa 38 Wales 16

Lwazi Mvovo runs onto a pass from du Preez and takes on the Welsh defence! He goes over the line but loses possession as he crosses the line. Wales are offside, however, and the Boks take a tap penalty. The ball goes through several phases and Matfield, Beast Mtawarira, de Jager, Schalk Brits, Burger and Vermeulen all handle. They eventually concede possession but Wales also knock on in the process. Referee Romain Poite blows his final whistle to bring proceedings to a close. The Boks are victorious thanks to a superb allround effort. Wales improved as the game progressed but they will have do lots of homework if they want to turn the tables in Nelspruit next weekend.

The Boks go on a drive from a line-out, close to Wales'' try-line but Louw is stopped just short by a big hit from Alun Wyn Jones!

Alun Wyn Jones takes the ball into contact but the Boks win a turnover and look to attack. It all comes to nothing though as Vermeulen knocks on.

Wales aatack,close to the Boks' 22, and Hook takes on the defence. He's through half a gap but is brought to ground by de Jager!

CONVERSION, WALES, HOOK! 38-16. James Hook is on for Biggar and adds the extras to Cuthbert's well-taken try.

TRY, WALES, CUTHBERT! 38-14. Alex Cuthbert runs onto a pass from Roberts, inside his 22 and beats Burger and JP Pietersen. He is in the clear and confronted by le Roux but steps him before crossing over under the posts1

Wales are pinned inside their 22 but are still trying to run themselves out of trouble! Josh Turnball and Jamie Roberts are prominent ball carriers but they can't seem to get over the advantage line.

Wales have certainly upped the ante and are doing more attacking. They take the ball through several phases, close to their 10-metre line and are awarded a scrum when Schalk Burger tries to tackle Alun Wyn Jones but knocks the ball on in the process.

Wales take the ball through several phases and are soon inside South Africa's half. it all comes to nothing, however, as Paul James is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

Gareth Davies makes a break, from close to the halfway line! He offloads to Biggar, who is brought to ground by a try-saving tackle from Serfontein! Biggar offloads to Davies again but the pass is forward!

Wales attack from a line-out but he Boks' defence hold firm. Wales are soon awarded a penalty when Bismarck du Plessis collapses a maul illegally.

Le Roux is penalised for offside play at a ruck, just outside his 22. Biggar kicks for touch and puts the ball out on South Africa's five-metre line.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, M STEYN! 38-9. Steyn lands another two-pointer, from up against the touchline, to extend the hosts' lead!

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HENDRICKS! 36-9. The Boks attack inside Wales' 22 and le roux joins the line at pace! He offloads to Cornal Hendricks, who ducks under North's challenge before crossing over for his first Test try!

Wales are on the attack, just outside the Boks' 22, but Dan Lydiate is pinged when he goes off his feet at a ruck. Steyn puts the ball into touch 10 metres outside the visitors' 22.

Jannie du Plessis is pinged for tackling Williams without the ball. Biggar kicks for touch and puts the ball out on South Africa's 10-metre line.

PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, M STEYN. 31-9. Steyn adds to his side's lead after Wales infringe on defence.

The Boks take the ball through several phases and are soon inside Wales' half. Francois Louw, Vermeulen and Willem Alberts are prominent ball carriers.

Steyn kicks deep to get the second half underway! Taulupe Faletau gathers inside his 22 but he is taken down by Lood de Jager, who is on for his Test debut as a replacement for Bakkies Botha.

Half Time
South Africa 28 Wales 9

PENALTY, WALES, BIGGAR! 28-9. Biggar narrows the gap to 19 points, on the stroke of half-time, with a well-taken place-kick after Bismarck du Plessis is pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground. The hooter goes to bring the half to a close and the players head into the sheds. The Boks have been dominant in most facets of play and hold a deserved lead! There's little that Wales can do and they'll have to show considerable improvement after the break if they want something from this game.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, M STEYN! 28-6. Steyn extends the hosts' lead with another well-taken two-pointer!

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! 26-6. Le Roux gathers the ball, just outside Wales' 22 and chips ahead! The bounce of the ball beats Liam Williams and le Roux regathers before diving over for South Africa's fourth try!

Alun Wyn Jones is pinged for a high tackle on du Preez. Steyn kicks for touch and puts the ball out just inside Wales' 22.

Steyn puts more pressure on the visitors with a 40 metre clearance kick which sails into touch on Wales' 22-metre line1

Wales win a turnover inside their 22 and set off on the attack! Cuthbert sets off on a mazy run and is soon inside South Africa's half! He is brought to ground by JP Pietersen but Wales recycle quickly. They go out wide but Liam Williams is tackled into touch by Cornal Hendricks inside the Boks' 22.

The Boks are on the attack, just outside Wales' 22 and Steyn puts a chip kick through! Phillips and Serfontein give chase! They both dive on the ball behind Wales' try-line but neither get enough pressure on the ball. The TMO rules that Serfontein has knocked on so Wales get the put-in at the scrum on their five-metre line.

Le Roux puts a chip kick through for Habana to chase but the touchline wins that race and Habana can only watch as the ball rolls out close to Wales' 22-metre line.

South Africa's forwards go on a drive, from a line-out just inside their half. The ball comes out to Steyn, who launches an up-and-under which North drops close to his 10-metre line.

Mike Phillips launches a bomb but le Roux does brilliantly and gathers just outside his 22!

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, M STEYN! 21-6. Steyn holds his nerve and lands a difficult two-pointer from up against the touchline1

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! 19-6. The Boks do well to win the restart and le Roux is soon in the clear! He draws in two defenders before offloading to Habana, who scores in the left-hand corner!

DROP GOAL, WALES, BIGGAR! 14-6. Wales are on the attack, inside South Africa's 22 and coolly lands another drop goal which catches the hosts by surprise.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, M STEYN. 14-3. Steyn adds another two-pointer to extend the hosts' lead!

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, VERMEULEN! 12-3. The Boks are stopped just short after going on the drive from the line-out. From the next phase, Duane Vermeulen gathers from du Preez before crashing over with a defender on his back!

Adam Jones is penalised for illegal scrummaging inside Wales' 22. Steyn puts the resulting penalty into touch on the visitors' five-metre line.

Yellow Card
YELLOW CARD, WALES, ROBERTS! Jamie Roberts will spend the next 10 minutes in the sin bin after he is pinged for tackling le Roux in the air!

Habana runs onto a pass from Fourie du Preez, just inside Wales' half but is brought to ground by Jonathan Davies, who also dispossesses the Bok wing in the tackle. The ball comes out to Mike Phillips, who gets the ball out to his backs.

The Boks are on the attack, just inside their half, and Steyn spots North up on defence. The Bok pivot launches a cross-field kick which bounces into touch inside Wales' 22.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, M STEYN! 7-3. Morne Steyn steps up and guides the ball through the uprights to extend the home side's lead!

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! 5-3. The boks attack 10 metres outside Wales' 22 and Willie le roux sells the defence a dummy and kicks ahead! Bryan Habana and Alex Cuthbert gives chase and Habana gets there first and dots down just in front of the visitors' dead-ball line!

The boks are on the attack deep inside Wales' 22. Jan Serfontein does well to get the Boks over the gain line with a strong carry!

DROP GOAL, WALES, BIGGAR! 0-3. Wales win a turnover, at a ruck just outside the Boks' 22. After taking the ball through a couple of phases Biggar drops into the pocket and lands the snap-shot from about 20 metres out!

Kick Off
And we're off! Dan Biggar gets us underway with a deep kick which Victor Matfield gathers inside his 22. He sets off on a run but is brought to ground by Gethin Jenkins on his 22-metre line. The Springboks recycle quickly and Morne Steyn puts the ball into touch on his 10-metre line for the opening line-out.

The teams line up in front of the main grandstand while the anthems are being sung. First up is Wales' The Land Of My Fathers followed by South Africa's Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika.

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has made three changes to his starting XV for this Test. Toulouse front-row Gurthrö Steenkamp comes into the run-on side, and will win his 50th Test cap. He replaces Tendai Mtawarira, who is amongst the replacements. The only other changes, to the team that started in the 47-13 victory over the World XV last weekend, are in the back-line where Jan Serfontein replaces Frans Steyn at inside centre and Fourie du Preez comes in for Ruan Pienaar - who is also on the bench - at scrum-half. Cornal Hendricks, who shone for the Springboks last weekend at Newlands, will make his Test debut on Saturday, while his provincial team-mate from the Free State Cheetahs, the uncapped Lood de Jager, has been selected on the bench.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named an experienced side to take on the Springboks. Adam Jones will make his 100th international appearance in a match that will be his 95th cap for Wales (five appearances for the British and Irish Lions). Gatland has named two uncapped players in his match day squad with Scarlets scrum-half Gareth Davies and Ospreys' Matthew Morgan, who both impressed in recent outings, named as replacements. At scrum-half Mike Phillips and Dan Biggar continue their partnership as do Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies in the midfield. British and Irish Lions, George North and Alex Cuthbert, line up on the wings with Liam Williams starting at full-back. In the pack, Adam Jones is joined in the front-row by Gethin Jenkins, who will be making a record 106th appearance for Wales, and Ken Owens. Luke Charteris will partner captain Alun Wyn Jones in the second-row with Aaron Shingler joining Dan Lydiate and Taulupe Faletau in the back-row.

Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Test between our hosts, South Africa, and Wales from Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Don''t go away! We''ll return shortly with team news.

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