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Boxes delivers brutal display to overwhelm Wales!

To be fair, their team camp will be a little nervous going into Saturday’s series decider against Wales after Bloemfontein’s heartbreaking defeat.

Although the Springboks have tried their options last weekend, a back-to-back defeat at home to Wales will be seen as a disaster.

In the end, it turned out that there was nothing to fear as the Boxers stepped up physically and ended up beating a plucky Welsh team and once all was said and done, there was no more chance.

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The Boxes took the lead in the opening 10 minutes and looked to score on both occasions, but both attempts were ultimately ruled out after review. First, it was shown that Makazole Mapimpi stepped on his foot on his way to the test line, and then Damian de Allende was found short as he reached for a penalty.

With the Springboks ultimately dominating the scrum time, they left the game prematurely when the penalty attempt looked certain to be awarded. The pressure was eventually told, however, as another powerful set-piece set the stage for several powerful carries before Handre Pollard broke in to score.

That attempt gave the Boxes a 10-0 lead after 16 minutes, with Pollard getting all the points.

Wales did try their own counter-attack and it did turn into a scrappy affair from there, as Box also saw Cheslyn Corbee leave the pitch with a suspected jaw injury.

However, the home side took some massive physical hits on the defensive end and there is a feeling it will finally start to pay off. The Boxes proved to have set up a touchline late in the first half and Bongi Mbonambi duly pushed the try line after a perfectly timed break.

That opened up a well-deserved 17-8 lead as the team entered the break.

The Boxers dropped a 3-pointer shortly after halftime and they saw a third five-pointer ruled out by TMO as they found a forward pass before preparing for a try on Lukhanyo Am.

There was a sense that the hosts desperately needed to put the game to sleep to ensure that tension and pressure did not build, with captain Siya Kolisi crucially stepping up a key attempt in the 54th minute.

The score opened a 10-point cushion for the Springboks, and as Wales began to tire, Pollard continued to score from the tee to lead his team to a 30-14 victory.

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South Africa

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Trevor Nyakane

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitthoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Frank Most, 20 Quaga Smith, 21 Erlilou, 22 Fife de Klerk , 23 Willy Leroux


15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rhys-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Bigg (captain), 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Taurupe Faletto, 7 Tommy Reiffer, 6 Dan Lediyat, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Ryan Elias , 1 Gareth Thomas

Substitutes: 16 Devillek, 17 Win Jones, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Allen Win Jones, 20 Josh Navidi, 21 Thomas Williams, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Owen Watkin

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Springbok’s record against Wales:

Played 39, won 31, lost 7, drew 1, 990 points, Against 627 points, 115 attempts were scored, 52 attempts were conceded, the highest score was 96, the biggest win was 83, and the winning percentage was 79.


  • Saturday’s Test against Wales will be just the second game between the Cape Town sides.
  • The Springboks need 11 points to reach 1,000 against Wales.
  • Eben Etzebeth will play in his 100 gamesth South Africa and Bongi Mbonambi 50-year-old Test matchth.
  • Handre Pollard is currently the record holder for the most penalties against Wales (19), with just seven appearances. Percy Montgomery is second with 10 penalties in nine games against Wales.
  • Pollard was one of only three Springboks to complete the drop in the Test match against Wales. He played at Twickenham in London in 2015 (RWC quarter-final), while the other players were Hansey Bruce at Cardiff in 1951 and Leone in Durban in 1964 Earl Wilson.

Different kinds:

  • Springbok’s starting lineup has a total test cap of 654.
  • Have 212 Capitalize on topline with 442 The upper limit between strikers.There’s another one on the bench 99 upper limit.
  • The average cap for back row players is 30, forward 55, And the average player on the bench 40

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