WALES
NO.NAME
1Gethin Jenkins, P
4Luke Charteris, L
5Alun Wyn Jones, L
2Ken Owens, H
T
6Dan Lydiate, FL
7Justin Tipuric, FL
T
8Ross Moriarty, FL
9Gareth Davies, SH
3Tomas Francis, P
15Leigh Halfpenny, FB
5
14George North, W
13Jonathan Davies, C
12Scott Williams, C
11Liam Williams, W
10Dan Biggar, FH
Replacements
16Scott Baldwin, W
17Nicky Smith, L
18Samson Lee, L
19Cory Hill, SH
20Taulupe Faletau, L
21Lloyd Williams, FL
22Sam Davies, L
23Jamie Roberts, W

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Principality Stadium
10:30 PM, November 26, 2016
Attendance: 55,122

Match Commentary

81'27-13 End of second half
80'
80'Wales make it 3 in 4 this autumn for the first time in over a decade. They haven't been brilliant but the signs are there for this new style of play. South African rugby in poor health and in desperate need of a change.
80'Final attack from South Africa fizzles out as Johan Goosen is held up. That typifies the Springboks attack this afternoon.
79'Powerful scrum by the Springboks as they earn another penalty but Lambie misses touch.
79'Player substituted - Luke Charteris , Wales
79'Substitute on - Cory Hill , Wales
79'Substitute on - Jamie Roberts , Wales
79'Player substituted - Scott Williams , Wales
79'Substitute on - Jean-Luc du Preez , South Africa
79'Player substituted - Nizaam Carr , South Africa
78'After that try, Justin Tipuric has been awarded the man of the match.
78'27-13 Conversion - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
77'TRY TIME - Justin Tipuric with a superb score. The back row cuts a brilliant line off Faletau and goes straight through the defense, steps the full back and gets over. He has been one of the stand out performers.
76'25-13 Try - Justin Tipuric , Wales
75'Brilliant hands from Tipuric puts Faletau through a half gap. Wales sting together an nnumber of phases now.
73'Last passage of play sums up this new style of attack from Wales. Spread the ball wide, make smoe yards but ultimately get bundled into touch.
73'
72'Despite Wales seemingly being in total control, South Africa are just 7 points behind now and momentum has swug their way. Tense finish in store in Cardiff.
72'Player substituted - Adriaan Strauss , South Africa
72'Substitute on - Malcolm Marx , South Africa
71'20-13 Conversion - Pat Lambie , South Africa
70'TRY TIME - The Springbok forwards finally have reward for their efforts. A well executed back peel from an attacking maul see's Uzair Cassiem barge his way over for the score.
70'20-11 Try - Uzair Cassiem , South Africa
69'South Africa applying pressure to the Welsh line but the decisive pass can't quite find it's man. Penalty to the Springboks which is kicked to the corner.
68'Substitute on - Lionel Mapoe , South Africa
68'Player substituted - Rohan Janse van Rensburg , South Africa
68'Player substituted - Lourens Adriaanse , South Africa
68'Substitute on - Trevor Nyakane , South Africa
68'Player substituted - Pieter-Steph du Toit , South Africa
68'Substitute on - Franco Mostert , South Africa
68'Player substituted - Tomas Francis , Wales
68'Substitute on - Samson Lee , Wales
67'Springboks with an attacking maul slowly edging towards the Welsh line but it goes down and Wales have the put in to the scrum.
67'Substitute on - Nicky Smith , Wales
67'Player substituted - Gethin Jenkins , Wales
66'Change of half backs has brought a bit more shape to the South African attack but it's still not enough to break down this Wales defense.
65'Player substituted - Faf de Klerk , South Africa
65'Substitute on - Piet van Zyl , South Africa
63'George North lights up the right hand touchline and brings the crowd to life. Scott Williams runs a support line and nearly breaks through but is pulled down. South Africa turn it over though and another attack fizzles out.
60'Substitute on - Scott Baldwin , Wales
60'Player substituted - Ken Owens , Wales
59'60 minutes gone, cue the stream of substitutions.
59'Substitute on - Sam Davies , Wales
59'Player substituted - Liam Williams , Wales
59'Player substituted - Tendai Mtawarira , South Africa
59'Substitute on - Steven Kitshoff , South Africa
59'Substitute on - Pat Lambie , South Africa
59'Player substituted - Elton Jantjies , South Africa
57'Gareth Davies with a break after some excellent footwork. Wales piling on the pressure now as they go in search of more. Dan Biggar has a drop goal attempt sail wide.
57'Drop goal-missed
55'Springboks attack breaks down after a forward pass from Elton Jantjies. The fly half is trying to force the game.
51'Gethin Jenkins superb at the breakdown once again. Springboks attack going nowhere and the prop gets over the ball to earn a turnover. This could get ugly for South Africa.
49'Typically when a team loses a scrum-half to a yellow card, a winger fills in. South Africa have decided against that strategy and are just leaving it to the forwards.
46'
46'TRY TIME Wales! A kick to the corner from a penalty. Maul set up and on the march before Ken Owens peels off for the score. Simple but effective from Wales
46'20-6 Try - Ken Owens , Wales
43'Dan Biggar with a moment of magic as he chips over Elton Jantjies and collects. Faf de Klerk sent to the bin after deliberately knocking on Biggar's pass back inside to Gareth Davies.
43'15-6 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
42'Yellow card - Faf de Klerk , South Africa
41'Back underway in the second-half. South Africa kick long but give away a penalty almost immediately and let Wales out of their half.
41'Player substituted - Dan Lydiate , Wales
41'Substitute on - Taulupe Faletau , Wales
41'12-6 End of first half
40'Dan Lydiate stretchered off during half-time break. Toby Faletau is off the bench. Hopefully he can add some dynamism to this game.
40'
40'
40'
40'Wales the better side in that first half though neither side has looked that great. South Africa aimless in attack, trying to use their power to milk points. Wales with a bit more shape and looking to play in the wider channels but so far have lacked a cutting edge.
40'Dan Biggar with a superb steal as he wrestles it off Rohan Janse van Rensburg. That is no mean feet, the Springbok centre is a muscle bound lump.
40'12-6 Start of second half
39'One out runners the extent of South Africa's attack so far. They haven't troubled the Welsh defense at all in this first 40 minutes.
37'Another seemingly promising attack from Wales is ended by a turnover. Moriarty, North and Tipuric all carrying well but can't unlock the South African defense.
34'12-6 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
33'That was incredibly poor from the Springboks. Faf de Klerk darts off the base of a scrum on his own 22m line and tries to give a miss pass but its knocked on. Simple hands would have created an over lap. As it is, Wales have been gifted a penalty.
31'
30'Steph Du Toit wins a turnover after a choke tackle. That was straight out of the Irish playbook.
29'Romain Poite adding a light touch to the game after getting in the way of a Welsh pass
27'Jonathan Davies with a brilliant outside break down the left hand touchline. Liam Williams can't quite get into space as the attack fizzles out with Davies bundled into touch.
25'Dan Biggar is easily one of the best players under the high ball, particularly when he has kicked it. Puts Wales on the attack deep inside the South African half.
24'It's been an error strewn opening 20 minutes from both teams. Poor handling and silly penalties preventing either side from building momentum.
24'9-6 Penalty goal - Elton Jantjies , South Africa
22'9-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
20'Good passage of play from the Springboks as they build through the phases, but Gethin Jenkins with a superb turnover brings it to an end. Big clearance kick down field puts Wales on the front foot and they earn another penalty in front of the sticks.
18'6-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
16'Penalty to Wales after Alun Wyn Jones is pulled down in the air at the lineout. The homeside have begun to take control of this match.
15'Brilliant play in the wide channels from Wales as Jonathan Davies puts George North into some space before he feeds it back inside the Tipuric. Pressure mounting now as Wales build through the phases.
13'Wales defense has been solid. Janjties charged down by Tipuric who then kicks it on but South Africa recover. Attacking lineout for Wales just outside the 22.
12'3-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Wales
11'Combrinck deliberately knocks on to prevent a dangerous Welsh attack. Halfpenny with a shot at goal to level things up.
9'Another handling error from the Springboks gives Wales a scrum on the South African 10 metre line and their first meaningful piece of possession.
7'0-3 Penalty goal - Elton Jantjies , South Africa
6'First scrum of the game and South Africa win a penalty as the referee judges Tomas Francis to have collapsed the scrum. Easy shot at goal for Elton Jantjies.
4'Solid defensive line from the Welsh and poor handling from the Springboks brings the attack to an abrupt halt. Error at the lineout from Wales and South Africa are back in possession just outside the Welsh 22.
2'Early penalty against Wales for a high tackle by Alun Wyn Jones. South Africa on the attack early on here.
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1'Underway at the Principality Stadium. The roof is shut, the crowd more nervous than usual. This match might lack the quality of years gone by, but it will be hugely physical.
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1'Time for the anthems. Wales fans will be delighted to see Toby Faletau on the bench as he returns from injury, while South Africa have dropped blockbuster names in Bryan Habana, Willie Le Roux and JP Pietersen.
1'Here come the teams, some nervous faces on both sides.
1'10 minutes to go until kick off. This is a high stakes match for both sides. South African rugby in dire straits, particularly after last weekends defeat by Italy. Wales are trying to change their identify, moving away from 'Gatland Ball' but a crushing defeat to Australia followed by two very mediocre performances against Argentina and Japan, mean this is a must win.
1'0-0 Start of first half