Wales vs. South Africa: 6 Things We Learned

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Wales vs. South Africa: 6 Things We Learned
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South Africa began their tour of the Northern Hemisphere with a spring in their step after managing a 24-15 win at the Millennium Stadium, despite having a far smaller share of the attacking opportunities.

Tries from Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez made the difference against Wales, who lacked a distinct bite in attack and were unable to record any points other than those via the boot of Leigh Halfpenny.

Against one of the best teams in the world, Warren Gatland's team came up short in the physical battle as some may have predicted, but there are a host of other lessons to be taken from the Cardiff clash.

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