Jun 21, 2014 at 2pm UK
South Africa
Try (33', 78'), Hendricks (34'), le Roux (73')
Roberts (20'), Cuthbert (22'), Owens (46')

Result: Late penalty try denies Wales

South Africa secure a penalty try with just two minutes to spare to clinch a 31-30 win over Wales.

A late penalty try for South Africa helped the Springboks come from behind to secure a narrow 31-30 win over Wales this afternoon.

After a quiet opening 20 minutes, efforts from Jamie Roberts and Alex Cuthbert in the space of two minutes helped the visitors to a 17-0 lead.

Willie le Roux of South AfricaWillie le Roux of South Africa during the 2nd test match between South Africa and Wales at Mbombela Stadium on June 21, 2014© Getty Images

However, discipline cost Warren Gatland's side late in the first half as Luke Charteris and Dan Biggar were both sent to the sin bin, allowing the hosts to reduce the gap to three points by half time.

Wales opened their lead up again early in the second half when Ken Owens forced his way over just five minutes after the restart, while Biggar added two penalties to leave the team 13 points ahead going into the final 10 minutes.

However, Willie le Roux got South Africa back into contention as he found a gap in the 73rd minute, before they were awarded their second penalty try of the match for an illegal tackle.

Biggar tried to snatch it in the final seconds with a drop-goal attempt, but his kick came up just short.

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
Read Next:
Result: South Africa too good for Wales
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole