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

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South Africa vs. Wales: Score and Lessons Learned from Nelspruit Test
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South Africa vs. Wales saw a cruel, last-gasp 31-30 victory for the hosts in Nelspruit.

Wales had been on the verge of a historic victory and led up until the 77th minute when a Liam Williams shoulder charge saw the Springboks awarded with penalty try. Morne Steyn converted from under the posts to break Welsh hearts.

The Springboks were on a streak of 14 consecutive victories over northern hemisphere teams. Wales have only beaten South Africa once since 1904. On Saturday, they came as close as possible to adding to that record.

Wales led by 17 points at one stage but two yellow cards prompted a Springbok fightback that robbed Wales of a deserved victory. Warren Gatland and his Welsh side will leave Nelspruit empty-handed, save for the lessons they will have learned in this agonising defeat.

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