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Wales take win over Springboks

Springboks ended the year with another loss on Saturday against Wales with 24-22.

The test started as bad for the Springboks as this tour has been for them with Wales doing all the play and the Springboks not able to stand up in defence.

It was again the last line of defence for the Springboks that was disappointed and could not close down the Wales attack.

Only Coetzee will know what defensive plan they came into this game as the wingers was too close creating space out wide.

This normally happens when you pick players out of position and blame should be on the coach.

The first try came exactly from this system Coetzee put to his players with Gelant to close to the midfield and a simple kick over and Coetzee unable to stop as the last defender.

The second try came from the same play with the Boks to close and a kick over gave them a 14-0 lead.

The Springboks first points came after a penalty and just before halftime Kriel made a break with a kick forward to give Gelant his first try.

The halftime score was 21-10 for Wales.

The second half was much better from the Boks starting with dominance upfront which gave better ball to attack from.

Their second try came after some hard work from the forwards which gave Pollard the space to get over for their second try.

This gave Wales a 21-15 lead only.

The Springboks kept the pressure on with their forwards and played more direct with them to force another try with Kriel powering over in the corner.

This gave the Springboks a 22-21 lead.

The lead changed hands again with Wales kicking a penalty to take the lead 24-22 after 68 min.

Although it was a much better second half still put another loss for the year. Time for change and time to say goodbye to Coetzee and some players in this squad.

Hopefully something will happen now for the good of our game.

Scorers: 

Wales: 

Tries: Scott Willams,  Hadleigh Parkes (2)

Conversions: Leigh Halfpenny (3)

Penalty: Halfpenny

Springboks

Tries: Warrick Gelant, Handre Pollard, Jesse Kriel

Conversions: Pollard (2)

Penalty: Pollard

 

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5 Comments

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    Welshbok die Brandwag

    December 2, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Good grief, I didn’t even know the boks were in town today 😂😂

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    bryce_in_oz

    December 3, 2017 at 1:35 am

    @Welshbok die Brandwag:

    You mean you did not notice how the temperature was at historical highs after the match with all Coetzee`s hubris and waxing lyrical about the great team environment, all the positives coming out of another dismal season and his refusal to resign despite being the worst top tier coach in the history of the game to go more than two seasons without being sacked. Islamic apologists have nothing on the crap this guy spews.

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  3. DavidS

    DavidS

    December 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Jumpin jack crap!!!

    I watched this game start to finish…

    This team did fuck all right.

    From Ross Cronje doubting every time he had to pass a ball. To Pollard playing from 25 meters behind the breakdowns to using Andries Coetzee and Jesse Kriel as extra kickers, to watching the “excellent” Kriel/Venter center combination open up to getting fucked like an English girl on an Ibiza holiday. Gelant debuting as a wing getting caught out of position all the time because he doesn’t know how to fucken play wing and watching Dillon Leyds tackle is as predictable as watching a Superman movie… no matter how the producers try to dress up the bad guy he always loses in the end because the pony tailed fuck can’t even play sevens but nnnnnooooooo… Poeztee always goes WP…

    To watching Marx / Etzebeth / De Jager miss each other incesantly to little Kolisi being wrapped up like a chocolate Marie bscuit in every contact and Pieter Useless Du Toit emulate Butch James as 110 kilograms of solid shit and then Oupa Mohoje doing the same and whoever he replaced doing whatever he was doing because it felt like only two loose forwards were on the field… and both of them Marx. The only thing Kitsoff did was scrum and nobody actually knows who the WP C side prop was Coetzee drafted out of his biased choices.

    The quicker he fucks off the better.

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    bryce_in_oz

    December 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

    @DavidS:

    Hahahahha… Brutal!

    Bittersweet though… even the press are lambasting the Welsh 3rd side for not putting away the loser Boks.

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    Craven

    December 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    When the Welsh press starts cautioning their public to remain realistic, not go overboard and bear in mind who they played, you start to realise how far the Boks have fallen.

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