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It was some finale.Photograph: Ben Evans/Huw Evans/REX/Shutterstock.South Africa 20-22 Wales, win is first for Wales over Springboks away from Cardiff.Robert Du Preez, who had only just replaced Jantjies, stepped up to kick the goal which looked to have won the game.Elton Jantjies kicked the resulting penalty to open the scoring.Top Stories, audio Video, features, football Scores.Anscombe pushed an early penalty effort wide and although both sides seemed keen to throw the ball around the error count was high, boot dominated the game and Wales did not help themselves with sloppy errors.Fixtures, friday 16th November 2018, uEFA Nations League - Group.
Wales went straight on the attack, Parkes making a lovely break with Ross Moriarty and the captain, Ellis Jenkins, involved before Amos sold the South Africa defence a wonderful dummy to dive over.
It nonetheless gave South Africa a one-man advantage which they utilised immediately; the ball was spread left from the resulting scrum where Mapimpi dived over.
Ryan Elias scores the winning Wales try against South Africa after a chargedown.
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Gareth Anscombe and Elton Jantjies kicked the rest of the points but, with South Africa looking set to win late on, Elias ensured it was an American dream for Warren Gatlands youngsters as he scored a third try after Williams charged down a clearing kick.
Hadleigh Parkes replaced Evans and made an immediate impact, shifting into the centre and pushing North into Evans place on the left wing.
With both sides fielding youthful teams, critics had slammed the encounter pre-match as a money-spinning PR stunt which devalued international rugby.Williams wriggled over from close range to mark his first game in style, Anscombe once again kicking the extras, and a 14-3 interval lead would have delighted Gatland, especially after his teams struggles early.Thursday 6th September 2018, uEFA Nations League - Group.North needlessly tackled Ivan van Zyl in the air and Anscombe missed touch, and South Africa moved ahead when Amos was smashed by Jason Jenkins and Wales went off their feet at the ruck.It was all South Africa even with Watkin back on the field but Wales young guns showed impressive game management and no little fight to stay in the contest.Team, p W, d L, f A, gD, pts 1, new Saints.There was a dramatic conclusion too, as with replacements flooding the field, South Africa won a late scrum penalty in front of the posts.Wales were slightly better off; the scrum-half Williams was making his debut but George North won his 74th cap, at centre.South Africas squad contained only 159 caps, with 13 of their 23 representing their country for the first time.