The boxing edge of Wales in the thriller Loftus

Springbox needed 83rd a minute penalty from Damian Willemse to edge Wales 32-29 in an exciting first Test at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday evening.

A dismal first half saw the hosts in real trouble, trailing 18-3 at half time, but once their maul was up and running, they came back in four tries in the second half as the sides broke the 80-minute mark before Willemse rose to win the game.

Wales started the match brilliantly as they moved to the first try just three minutes later.

From behind Boca’s muddy lane in the Welsh half, the visitors steal the ball and attack quickly, throwing the ball wide where right winger Louis Rees-Zammit gets it on the floor and runs off to score a corner with swinging midfielder Dan Biggar. there is no conversion.

Six minutes later, with a narrow lead in Boca’s half, Biggar looks up and scores a long-range goal to give his team an 8-0 lead.

Springbok fans
A young Springbok fan watches a packed Loftus during the first Test between South Africa and Wales. Photo: Gallo Images

The “boxes” then had a chance to hit the board in the 14th minute, but his long-range penalty from a tricky position bounced off the post, but his next shot three minutes later was from an easier position, and he duly put Boxing on the board at 8-3.

Biggar then responded with a penalty of his own in the 20th minute to put them back eight points ahead.

Another dirty corridor at 33rd minute, this time for Wales, they saw them score their second goal, as the thrown ball was caught by Yantjis, who then lost it, with the ball hacked forward for Rees-Zammit to run on him and score, and Biggar’s extra funds gave them a 15 point lead. during break.

The box comes to life

Then the “boxes” finally came to life at the beginning of the second half, when their hammer finally worked.

Two five-meter corridors on the 47thth and 50th The minutes ended with two attempts: the prostitute Bongi Mbonambi made the first attempt, and the prostitute Malcolm Marks, who replaced her, interrupted and switched to the second one, and Damian Willems made one conversion, making the score 18-15.

However, Biggar let Wales take the lead with two penalties in race and 62th minutes, ahead of the realized attempt forward with a score of 24-15.

The “boxes” then made a third attempt in the 66th minute when they attacked from the lineout in Wales at 22 metres, spreading the ball back and forth, with substitute defender Willy le Roux throwing a shot over the stump and right winger Ceslin Kolbe putting the dot and additional Willemse making it 24 -22.

Wales replacement Alan Wyn Jones was booked for foul play leading up to the try, and was then joined by Rees-Zammit in the basket of sins for a cynical ruck foul when Box was just meters away at minute.

The penalty was then kicked into the corner and the “boxes” rumbled their sledgehammer as it was illegally brought down, leading to a penalty attempt as they took the lead for the first time in the match.

Substitute prop Rhys Carré received a yellow card for lowering his hammer, switching places with Vin Jones, who returned to the pitch.

Right after the start of the match, Wales earned a penalty, kicked into the corner and set up a maul, and the replacement prostitute Devi Lake interrupted and equalized, with Biggar missing the conversion and allowing Willemsa to become a hero. a few minutes later.


Springboks: attempts – Bongi Mbonambi, Malcolm Marks, Cheslin Kolbe, penalty; Transformations – Damian Willems (2); Penalty – Elton Junjis, Willemse

Wales: Attempts – Louis Rees-Zummit (2), Dewey Lake; Transformation – Dan Biggar; Penalty – Biggar (3); Drop Target: Biggar