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<p>Wales face South Africa in Cardiff</p>

Wales face South Africa in Cardiff

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Follow live coverage of Wales vs South Africa from Cardiff tonight.

Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies takes over the captaincy from an injured Alun Wyn Jones as Wales target a fifth successive home victory over the Springboks. A number of other injury absentees include Jones’ fellow British and Irish Lions Ken Owens, Ross Moriarty, Justin Tipuric and George North.

But Wales, beaten 54-16 by New Zealand in their Autumn Nations Series opener last weekend, are bolstered by returning stars such as Louis Rees-Zammit and Dan Biggar.

The Springboks knocked Wales out of the 2015 and 2019 World Cup tournaments, but South Africa’s recent record in Cardiff is poor by their standards. They have lost four successive Tests in the Welsh capital since claiming a 24-15 victory eight years ago. Follow latest updates and analysis:

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Wales 9-6 South Africa

37 mins: Brilliant from Ellis Jenkins! With South Africa pushing for the line, he makes a line break to intercept a pass. That was crucial. Wales then looked to counter-attack through Johnny McNicholl but nothing comes of it, although it’s pulled back as there was a high tackle on a Welsh man.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:17

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YELLOW CARD: Wales 9-6 South Africa

37 mins: Wow, that’s a blow for Wales as Rhys Carré is sent to the bin for coming in from the side during a maul.

The momentum swings South Africa’s way and they have the ball deep in the Wales half as they look to strike back before the break.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:15

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Wales 9-6 South Africa

34 mins: But here come South Africa, who make a break through De Allende during a penalty advantage. Mapimpi then closes down on the line but the ball can’t quite sit up for high as he looked to juggle with his feet.

Wales were able to recover and it’s another considerable defensive stand from them on their 5-metre line. Great work from Williams to get back and make the save.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:12

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Wales 9-6 South Africa (Biggar pen 32’)

Biggar doubles Wales’ lead with another simple kick. There’s a huge chance for Wales now to take advantage before the end of the half.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:10

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YELLOW CARD: Wales 9-6 South Africa

32 mins: Ox Nché is shown a yellow card and South Africa are down to 14! He was cleared for the first one, and the second tackle wasn’t a yellow card offense, but the prop has been sent to the bin more for the accumulation of South African infringements in that passage of play.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:09

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Wales 9-6 South Africa

31 mins: It’s penalties galore from South Africa as Wales push forward. There could be a yellow card coming up…

Indeed, Ox Nché is being looked at for a high tackle, more of a clothesline really, on Nick Tompkins.

Those players then came together again as Nché stepped in to block Tompkins following a Biggar chip.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:04

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Wales 9-6 South Africa

29 mins: South Africa look for a quick response but their momentum crashes to a halt as Jantjies slices a kick barely five yards. Wales win a penalty for offside and Biggar earns his side some territory as he finds touch.

Good chance for Wales now as they look to build the phases in the South Africa half.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:03

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Wales 9-6 South Africa (Biggar pen 27’)

26 mins: Jantjies costs South Africa some yards as he kicks from inside the 22, and Wales win the penalty after De Allende does not release on a storming run from Jonathan Davies.

It’s another simple one for Biggar.

It has been confirmed that Willemse won’t return for South Africa following his HIA.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 18:01

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Wales 6-6 South Africa

24 mins: South Africa dial up the same play as Mbonambi leads the charge. They work it wide through the massive locks De Jager and Etzebeth, but Wales stand strong! Huge defensive effort from the returning Jenkins as Wales earn the turnover.

Biggar boots the ball into touch at halfway.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 17:57

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Wales 6-6 South Africa

22 mins: From the line-out, Mbonambi leads the South Africa push – and Wales conceded the penalty for taking the man out.

Pollard goes straight back to the corner.

Jamie Braidwood6 November 2021 17:55

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