Sunday 28 May 2017

Wales outclass Boks

Wales 27 South Africa 13

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales takes on Nizaam Carr of South Africa during the international match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales takes on Nizaam Carr of South Africa during the international match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Wales posted only a third victory over South Africa in 110 years as they ended their autumn Test series in winning fashion at the Principality Stadium.

Full-back Leigh ­Halfpenny kicked 17 points, while ­hooker Ken Owens and flanker ­Justin Tipuric crossed for ­second-half tries, giving Wales a record triumph against the Springboks.

Springboks player Faf de Klerk in action. Photo: Getty
Springboks player Faf de Klerk in action. Photo: Getty

And while it was ­another Wales performance that failed to hit the heights, they ended the November schedule with three wins from four.

Seven days after being beaten by Italy, the ­Springboks again came up short, and it is hard to imagine how head coach Allister Coetzee can continue in his post when South Africa resume international duty next year.

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Springboks captain Adriaan Strauss (r) reacts after the International match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Springboks captain Adriaan Strauss (r) reacts after the International match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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