Wed 9 May 2018 | 09:02

SA U20 far too good for Wales

SA U20 far too good for Wales
Wed 9 May 2018 | 09:02
SA U20 far too good for Wales
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The tourists scored six tries to one.

The first try came after just six minutes as the forwards drove hard at the Welsh and eighthman Muller Uys scored. 5-0.

This was followed by impressive Welsh attacks, stern defence and missed opportunities for the home side.

First prop Chris Coleman lost the ball at the line, then the South African fullback Gianni Lombard tackled right wing Dylan Moss out at the cornerpost after a tapped penalty and 40-metre run by scrumhalf Dane Blacker. Another break by Blacker set left wing Rio Dyer running but Lombard's ankletap brought him down.

Instead it was the visitors who took their chance just before half-time. They ran a penalty and substitute centre Wandisile Simelane scored in the left corner.

Early in the second half Wales halved the South African lead when their eighthman Ben Fry powered his way over for a try. 10-5.

The South Africans seemed unruffled and proceeded to dominate the half, starting with a try by substitute flyhalf David Coetzee of the dancing feet, who scored the visitors' first and last tries of the half.

Hooker Daniel Jooste and wing Tyrone Green scored the other two tries.

Scorers:

For Wales:
Try: Ben Fry 
 
For South Africa Under-20:
Tries: Muller Uys, Wandisile Simelane, David Coetzer 2, Daniel Jooste, Tyrone Green
Cons: Gianni Lombard 4 
Pen: Jack Hart

Teams

South Africa Under-20: 15 Gianni Lombard,  14 Tyrone Green, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Lyle Hendricks, 11 Sihle Njezula, 10 Lubabalo Dobela, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Muller Uys, 7 PJ Steenkamp, 6 Dian Schoonees, 5 Ben-Jason Dixon, 4 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 3 Sazi Sandi, 2 Schalk Erasmus, 1 Nathan McBeth
Replacements: 16 Daniel Jooste, 17 Tiaan van der Merwe, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Cohen Kiewit, 20 Ruan Nortjé, 21 Phendulani Buthelezi, 22 Jack Hart, 23 Wandisile Simelane, 24 David Coetzer, 25 Rikus Pretorius

Wales Under-20: n/a. 

Referee: Karl Dickson (England) 
Assistant referees: Ben Breakspear (Wales), Richard Deacy (Wales)

PV: 65
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