Mon 4 Dec 2017 | 12:12

WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' season comes full circle

WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' season comes full circle
Mon 4 Dec 2017 | 12:12
WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' season comes full circle
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South Africa's fifth loss of 2017 has seen them fall one place with Scotland the beneficiaries.

The Springboks fought back from a slow start that left them 3-23 down after 34 minutes with tries from Warrick Gelant, Handre Pollard and Jesse Kriel giving them a one-point lead going into the last quarter of the match.

However, Leigh Halfpenny's penalty 12 minutes from time gave the home side a 24-22 victory.

Saturday's victory was worth 1.1 rating points for Wales, but that was not enough to lift them from their position of sixth.

However, what was a near four-point deficit to South Africa before kick-off has been slashed to a little over one point after tries by Scott Williams and debutant Hadleigh Parkes (2).

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WORLD RANKINGS: Boks' season comes full circle

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