RUGBY UNION

South Africa beat Wales 24-15

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 November, 2013, 2:21pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 November, 2013, 2:22pm

South Africa beat Wales 24-15 in a one-off rugby union international at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

The Springboks scored three tries through captain Jean de Villiers, Bismarck du Plessis and Fourie du Preez, fly-half Morne Steyn bagging two conversions and a penalty, with Pat Lambie also hitting a conversion.

Wales had just five Leigh Halfpenny penalties to their credit, meaning that under coach Warren Gatland, they have now lost 21 of their 22 Test matches against southern hemisphere giants New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, the exception a 21-18 win over Australia in 2008.