South Africa vs. Wales: Score and Lessons Learned from Durban Test

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South Africa vs. Wales: Score and Lessons Learned from Durban Test
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Warren Gatland's Wales side succumbed to a resounding defeat at the hands of the Springbok's on Saturday, losing 38-16.

The hosts ran in five tries in Durban, including two for Bryan Habana and one for debutant Cornall Hendricks. There were also 13 points for Springbok fly-half Morne Steyn in what was a long 80 minutes for the Welsh tourists.

The absence of Wale's two key performers, Sam Warburton and Leigh Halfpenny, was all too evident as Wales struggled to control the breakdown and looked vulnerable to Springbok kicks. 

Alex Cuthbert's solo weaving 70-metre effort was a lone highlight for the Welsh in what was something of a masterclass by the South African side.

Here are the lessons Gatland and Wales will take from their difficult evening in Durban.

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