It was a frustrating first test to watch with the Springboks making plenty of mistakes that gave Wales the win 22-20.

The game never got started as both teams made mistake upon mistake not able to put phases together. The scrums were awful to start with as it was almost all we saw in the first thirty minutes.

Both teams decided to use the box kick which did not result in much than just more scrums.

It was a mistake from Kriel who gave Wales their first try as they stole the ball and went through some quick passes to get the first try of the match.

The second try came quickly after that with Wales putting some phases together and the Springboks slipping some tackles.

The Springboks did get into the Wales half at the end of the half but could not get through the Wales defence.

Wales had a well deserved 14-3 lead at the break.

The Springboks had a good start to the half keeping Wales pinned in their twenty-two with some huge defence.

The great defence gave the Springboks their first try and close the gab to 14-10 but that was quickly extended again with a penalty to 17-10.

Wales got a man in the bin when the ball was deliberately knock out in the in-goal area. This gave the Springboks a great opportunity 5 meter out.

The Springboks got the ball out wide to Mapimpi to score his first try for the Boks and level the scores at 17-all.

The Springboks had some great opportunities which they were unable to take advantage from. With all the possession one expected more from the Boks on attack.

It was a great scrum from the Springboks that gave them the lead with Du Preez kick over his first penalty for the Springboks.

Du Preez then charged down two kicks from Du Preez to score another try and take the lead again.

With a few minutes to go the Springboks again had opportunities but could not hold on to the ball.

They had a last change and work their way back to halfway bit another knocks on end their changes to snatch the game at the end.

It was definitely not the best we ever seen from either team but Wales did enough or must I rather say Springboks made enough mistakes to give Wales the win at the end 22-20.

Springboks game management were not good enough as they dominated scrums and lineouts but could not get the points on the board.

Mistakes cost them at the end and something that they will have to correct before England.


Springboks – Tries: Travis Ismaiel, Makazole Mapimpi. Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2). Penalties: Jantjies, Rob du Preez.
Wales – Tries: Hallam Amos, Tomos Williams. Conversions: Gareth Anscombe (2). Penalty: Anscombe.