Jun 14, 2014 at 4.05pm UK
South Africa
38-16
Wales
Habana (6', 20'), Vermeulen (15'), le Roux (36'), Hendricks (51')
FT
Cuthbert (68')

Result: South Africa too good for Wales in Durban

South Africa beat Wales convincingly in Saturday's first Test in Durban.

South Africa convincingly beat Wales 38-16 in this afternoon's first Test in Durban.

Cornal Hendricks of South Africa over for a try during the Incoming Tour match between South Africa and Wales at Growthpoint Kings Park on June 14, 2014 © Getty Images

Dan Biggar looped over an early drop-goal for the visitors, but that would be the only time that they led the match.

Soon after, the home side scored the first of their five tries when Bryan Habana ran onto Willie le Roux's kick and touched down.

Duane Vermeulen bulldozed his way through the Welsh backline for a second try minutes later before Habana went over for his second try straight after a second Biggar drop-goal.

Le Roux scored the Springboks' fourth try before half time by collecting his own kick to hand the hosts a 28-9 half-time lead.

Cornal Hendricks scored a try on his debut as South Africa eased to victory in the second half, with Alex Cuthbert notching Wales' only try 12 minutes from time.

The second Test takes place in Nelspruit next Saturday.

Beuden Barrett of the All Blacks breaks clear to score the bonus point winning fourth try during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa Springboks and the New Zealand All Blacks at Ellis Park on October 5, 2013
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