Wales v South Africa

Date:

Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)

Attendance: 55,122

Wales v South Africa Match Reports

Wales beat a below-par South Africa 27-13 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to end the 2016 Under Armour Series with three wins from four matches. The first-half was dominated by penalty kicks as Wales scored four and South Africa two. Tries did eventually come in the second-half with Ken Owens going over for Wales, before Uzair Cassiem replied for South Africa. With only a score separating the teams going into the final 10 minutes, man-of-the-match Justin Tipuric swerved his way over for a try in the 76th minute to give Wales the win. It was only the third time in 32 meetings that Wales had beaten South Africa. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Wales v South Africa - Match Highlights

Wales v South Africa - Match Stats

Wales: (12) 27
Try: Owens (46'), Tipuric (76')
Conversion: Halfpenny (78')
Penalty: Halfpenny (12', 18', 22', 34', 43')

South Africa: (6) 13
Try: Cassiem (70')
Conversion: Lambie (71')
Penalty: Jantjies (7', 24')

Man of the Match: Justin Tipuric (Wales)

Wales v South Africa - Team Line-ups

Wales Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Gethin Jenkins (CAPTAIN)
  • 2 Ken Owens
  • 3 Tomas Francis
  • 4 Luke Charteris
  • 5 Alun Wyn Jones
  • 6 Dan Lydiate
  • 7 Justin Tipuric
  • 8 Ross Moriarty

Backs

  • 9 Gareth Davies
  • 10 Dan Biggar
  • 11 Liam Williams
  • 12 Scott Williams
  • 13 Jonathan Davies
  • 14 George North
  • 15 Leigh Halfpenny

Replacements

  • 16 Scott Baldwin
  • 17 Nicky Smith
  • 18 Samson Lee
  • 19 Cory Hill
  • 20 Taulupe Faletau
  • 21 Lloyd Williams
  • 22 Sam Davies
  • 23 Jamie Roberts

South Africa Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Tendai Mtawarira
  • 2 Adriaan Strauss (CAPTAIN)
  • 3 Lourens Adriaanse
  • 4 Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • 5 Lood de Jager
  • 6 Nizaam Carr
  • 7 Uzair Cassiem
  • 8 Warren Whiteley

Backs

  • 9 Faf de Klerk
  • 10 Elton Jantjies
  • 11 Jamba Ulengo
  • 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 13 Francois Venter
  • 14 Ruan Combrinck
  • 15 Johan Goosen

Replacements

  • 16 Malcolm Marx
  • 17 Steven Kitshoff
  • 18 Trevor Nyakane
  • 19 Franco Mostert
  • 20 Jean-Luc du Preez
  • 21 Piet van Zyl
  • 22 Pat Lambie
  • 23 Lionel Mapoe
 
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