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Fans And Pundits React To Narrow Wales Win Over South Africa

Wales held on to earn a tense 24-22 win over South Africa in Cardiff.

After an impressive first-half by the home side which saw them score three tries – one by centre Scott Williams and a brace by debutant Hadleigh Parkes, six points from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny gave the home side a 21-10 lead at half time.

A Warrick Gelant try and five points from the boot of fly-half Handre Pollard kept South Africa in touch at the break.

A strong second half comeback from the Boks including tries through Pollard and Jesse Kriel saw them move into a 22-21 lead with twenty five minutes to go.

But a penalty by Leigh Halfpenny put Wales back in the lead and despite lots of pressure from South Africa they managed to hold on for a second consecutive win over the Boks.

The win meant that Wales ended their autumn camapaign on a high while defeat for South Africa surely brings coach Allister Coetzee’s reign to an end.

Here’s how fans and pundits alike reacted to the result:

 

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