South Africa beat Wales 32-29 in first Test thriller

Wales' Rhys Carre (L) attempts to tackle South Africa's wing Cheslin Kolbe (C) during an international rugby union match between South Africa and Wales. AFP/Christiaan KOTZE

JOHANNESBURG - Damian Willemse kicked an added-time penalty goal to give Rugby World Cup winners South Africa a dramatic 32-29 victory over Wales in a first Test thriller in Pretoria on Saturday.

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The hotly fancied Springboks, who trailed by 15 points after a woeful first half performance, took full advantage of Welsh ill discipline to snatch victory.  

Wales, nine places below top-ranked South Africa, were reduced to 12 men at one point in the closing stages due to yellow cards and finished with 13 men.



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