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World Cup • Quarter-final
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  • Wales
  • 1st Half
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South Africa - Wales
World Cup - 17 October 2015

World Cup – Follow the Rugby match between South Africa and Wales live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:00 on 17 October 2015. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.


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80'

And that is full-time, it finishes 23-19 to the Springboks. A lot of hands on heads among the Welsh players and fans who led for most of the second half until du Preez scored a late try.

78' 

Wales drive forward but they are penalised at the breakdown for not releasing, a huge sigh from the crowd.

77' 

Pollard, who has been off colour with his kicking, is replaced by Lambie.

76' 

Pollard misses the kick so the Boks lead 23-19, heartbreak for the Welsh after leading for so long.

75'

TRY! Skipper du Preez dives over in the corner following a scrum after a wonderful off-load from Vermeulen.

74' 

Biggar has taken a knock to the head and must go off for assessment much to his dismay. That's the rules with the recent concussions, Priestland replaces him.

72' 

The ball does not come out of a ruck so South Africa will have the put-in at a scrum.

71'

Williams is on for try-scorer Davies as we enter the final nine minutes.

70' 

Cuthbert runs in off his wing and the Welsh concede a penalty which allows the Boks to find touch on halfway.

68'

A triple change for the southern hemisphere side with du Toit, Alberts, and Serfontein on.

68'

Tipuric and Hook come on for Lydiate and Morgan.

67' 

The Boks are cranking up the pressure but the Weales turn the ball over and Roberts clears. Great challenge from Lydiate who has been a collusus.

66' 
64'

Its that man Biggar again who keeps his cool with the kick to make it 19-18 to the Dragons.

63' 

Its topsy turvy as the Welsh have a penalty following a ruck.

62'

Pollard makes the long-range kick and the Boks regain the lead 18-16, what a game this is turning out to be.

62' 

Wales concede a penalty at the breakdown after Davies goes off his feet, this is a tricky kick for Pollard.

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59' 

Nyakane comes on for Mtwarira in the front row. Meanwhile,Vermeulen is penalised for a clothesline tackle on Roberts and Biggar finds touch in the opposition half.

58'

Baldwin is being stretchered off after collapsing in a heap with a suspected neck injury and Owens is on.

57' 

James and Francis are on for the Welsh to freshen up the defence.

56'

Wales get lucky again as Pollard drags his kick wide, it remains 16-15 to Gatland's men.

55' 

South Africa win their lineout and Jones concedes a penalty for collapsing the maul, more ill-discipline.

53' 

An unhappy South African fan..

52'

Pollard with a drop goal to reduce the Boks' deficit to one point. Baldwin is limping but referee Barnes won't stop the game for him to receive treatment.

50' 

The Welsh are under the cosh with off-loading to Kriel within five metres of the line but they turn the ball over and Biggar clears.

48' 
47'

No mistake at all from Biggar to give the Welsh a 16-12 a lead, this is a nail-biting affair.

46' 

Burger is pinged for obstruction just inside the opposition half, a crucial moment in the game.

45' 
43'

A huge let off for Wales as Pollard sends his kick inches wide from a tight angle, he is human after all.

42' 

Charteris concedes another penalty after Wales disrupt the ball, they need to learn from the lessons of the opening 40 minutes.

41' 

The Boks fumble the ball but recover and North is forced to clear into touch just five metres from his own line.

40'

Wales get the second half underway, more of the same quality of rugby will be on fans' wish list.

40'+2

And that is the last action of the half, Wales lead 13-12 and its the first time the Boks have been behind at the break in this World Cup.

40'+1

DROP GOAL! Biggar with the kick from a scrum to give his side a 13-12 lead.

39'

Biggar strikes the outside of the post with his kick! It remains 12-10 to the Springboks.

38' 

Wales win the lineout and Mtawarira is then penalised at the ruck, Biggar has a chance to give them the lead on the stroke of half-time.

36' 
35' 

Warburton steals possession outside his own 22, Biggar kicks downfield, which forces the Boks to kick into touch. The skipper is then penalised for not releasing.

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32' 

Vermeulen tries to pick out Pietersen with a kick to the wing but it bounces awkwardly and goes out of touch.

31' 

There has been no points for ten minutes since Pollard's penalty which is a long time considering the blistering start we had to the game. It has become more scrappy.

29' 

Referee Wayne Barnes shows who is boss, telling the players before a scrum: "When I say wait, it means wait. I don't want you all jumping on me, you're a lot bigger."

28' 

The Springboks go close to scoring with Vermeulen finding Pietersen but the wing is bundled into touch.

26' 
25' 

Anscombe with a hoof forward 45 metres, North sprints towards the ball but Pietersen is on hand to clear the ball into touch.

24'

Du Plessis returns to the field after his hand injury and Strauss somewhat reluctantly makes way.

22' 
21'

Pollard does not look like he is ever going to miss, he boots over his fourth penalty to make it 12-10.

20' 

Gatland must be tearing his hair out. Charteris is penalised for obstruction and the Boks have another penalty.

19' 

Biggar kicks over the extras and the Welsh lead 10-9, a breath-taking start to this quarter-final.

18'

TRY! Biggar beats Le Roux in the air to claim his own kick and then passes the ball to Davies who goes over.

17'

Pollard sends over his kick straight down the middle to make it 9-3.

16' 

This must be a worry for Wales fans, another penalty is conceded for an offside at a ruck.

15'

Biggar makes the kick with ease and Wales get off the mark, 6-3 to South Africa.

14' 

The Boks are pinged for sealing off and it's a chance for Warren Gatland's men to get off the mark with a penalty which is fairly central.

13' 

Wales have had the more promising attacks but the Boks lead after punishing some errors.

12'

Pollard's kick floats over the posts to make it 6-0. Meanwhile, Du Plessis sustained a cut to his hand and is replaced by Strauss.

11' 

Jones is guilty of not moving away and its another breakdown penalty for Pollard.

10' 

Ouch!

9'

From an acute angle, Pollard makes the kick and its 3-0 to the 2007 world champions.

7' 

A tackle from Warburton prevents Etzebeth from racing through but North is penalised for going off his feet and Pollard will have a kick at goal.

6' 

The Welsh on phase 12, they have made a buoyant start to the game. They have made 15 carries compared to their opponents' eight.

4' 
3' 

North with a scintillating run down the left flank but he is tackled short of the line. The Dragons switch the ball to the right but the pass from Jenkins to Morgan is too high, what a start.

3' 
2' 

Wales get an early penalty from their own half after Du Plessis is penalised for not rolling away, a chance to put the Boks under some pressure.

1'

Burger's men get us underway, the atmosphere is electric.

16:00 

Here we go, the business end of the tournament is about to get started.

15:55 

Meyer's side have suffered quarter-final heartbreak twice in the last three World Cups sandwiched between their triumph in 2007. For Wales, they reached the semis four years ago and were knocked out in the quarters in 1999 and 2003. Five minutes till the game gets underway.

15:50 

Lydiate, who had a plate inserted into his eye socket,Morgan and Jenkins return to the Wales side while JP Pietersen starts for the Boks. Many of Warren Gatland's side will be looking to use their victory over the South Africans last year as inspiration.

15:45 
15:40 

Interesting that there has only been three successful drop goals so far in the tournament compared to 20 in 2011. Will it be a factor today?

15:35 

Both sides have tasted defeat in this tournament with Wales losing to Australia last weekend and the Springboks going down to Japan. But coach Heyneke Meyer believes the loss give his side a kick up the backside: "Losing the first game has helped us. It was tough but we came through and it gets a bit easier once you get confidence and build momentum.”

15:30 
15:25

WALES Anscombe, Cuthbert, Morgan, Roberts, North; Biggar, Davies; Jenkins, Baldwin, Lee, Charteris, Wyn Jones; Lydiate, Warburton (capt), Faletau...Replacements Owens, James, Francis, Davies, Tipuric, Williams, Priestland, Hook. /// SOUTH AFRICA le Roux, Pietersen, Kriel, de Allende, Habana, Pollard, du Preez (capt); Mtawarira, du Plessis, Malherbe; de Jager, Etzebeth; Burger, Vermeulen, Louw...Replacements:  Strauss, Nyakane, du Plessis, du Toit, Alberts, Pienaar, Lambie, Serfontein.

15:20 
15:15 

The stats do no favour the Welsh who have only beaten the Springboks twice in the last century and never in the World Cup, still there's a first time for everything.

15:10 

Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of the mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final between Wales and South Africa. The stakes are high with a semi-final against either France or New Zealand up for grabs. Kick-off is 15:00 GMT at Twickenham.