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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 November, 2004, 14:23 GMT
Clockwatch: Wales v S Africa
All the action as South Africa beat Wales 38-36.


80 mins: O'Brien caps off the game with a laughable decision. He gives a scrum against Wales when they should have won a penalty for the latest South African indiscretion. Despite that the Springboks capitulate and Peel darts in to score. Stephen Jones converts but the whistle goes for full time.
Wales 36-38 South Africa

79 mins: Wales are going for another late score. They are throwing everything they can at the Boks.

76 mins: The hefty tackles come in thick and fast as the Springboks try to halt Wales. It's to no avail though as Henson finally finds a way through on the right flank. Stephen Jones converts.
Wales 29-38 South Africa

73 mins: Henson briefly fires up the Millennium Stadium with a nice break from deep. He wins a penalty for his efforts and Stephen Jones goes for an attacking line-out.

70 mins: As a contest, this match has just fallen by the wayside a little. Some tired legs and a high penalty count are beginning to kill the spectacle. From the latest, Montgomery avoids a hat-trick of missed chances to take his tally to 23 points for the day.
Wales 22-38 South Africa

68 mins: Montgomery misses his second spot kick in three minutes.

65 mins: Stephen Jones intercepts and charges clear then knocks the ball forward, a move matched by Shane Williams moments later. The result is a Montgomery try after some great work from Burger. Montgomery suffers a rare miss with the conversion.
Wales 22-35 South Africa

62 mins: Luke Charteris comes on for his debut, as Dafydd Jones comes off - one of a host of changes from both sides. Wales desperately need to regroup now as their rivals find too much space in the loose.

60 mins: A superb tackle by Gareth Thomas. De Wet Barry looked set to score only for Thomas to rip the ball off him in the tackle. But it only halts the inevitable, as de Villiers bundles his way over. Montgomery makes no mistake with the resulting kick.
Wales 22-30 South Africa

59 mins: There's a respite from this attack-driven game as the contest briefly becomes a battle of the boot.

55 mins: The turf is tearing up as Wales desperately try to hold South Africa's latest scrum. There's a scintillating contest going on between the front rows out there. Meantime, Brent Russell replaces Ashwin Willemse.

53 mins: Wales are showing some resolute defence now. Camped deep in their half, they force a South African knock-on, when the Springboks were near to scoring.

51 mins: Burger - the villain of the first half - returns from the sin bin amid a chorus of boos. It's just moments after De Wet Barry misses out on a good counter attacking opportunity.

48 mins: Dafydd Jones rips the ball off South Africa after a line-out. He bulldozes Montgomery, who crashes to the ground. He gets quick ball out and Henson is the man to cross the line. Stephen Jones converts.
Wales 22-23 South Africa

45 mins: Dwayne Peel enjoys a sensational break down midfield following his own chip and chase. He can't quite make it pay as van Niekerk produces the most outrageous offside of the afternoon. Stephen Jones gets a penalty but van Neikerk is fortunate to still be on the pitch.
Wales 15-23 South Africa

43 mins: Remarkably South Africa fluff their first line-out. The grateful recipient, Colin Charvis, looks the most surprised man on the field by the whole escapade.

41 mins: Van der Westhuyzen gets things going in the second half. It's time to see if Wales can make the one-man advantage show.


40 mins: After a seemingly limitless number of final warnings, Schalk Burger is sent to the sin bin for handling the ball on the ground. Stephen Jones gets a penalty on the stroke of half-time to cut the deficit to just 11 points. Wales 12-23 South Africa

38 mins: O'Brien takes a moment to have a word with Wales' long-locked props for their style of binding. They seem to take little notice.

36 mins: Wales can't quite get the telling ball away on the offensive. And not for the first time this afternoon, they lose possession to launch another Springbok counter attack.

34 mins: Gavin Henson steps up for a 58-metre penalty attempt. It falls well short but got the crowd's attention nevertheless.

32 mins: South Africa's flawless line-out continues to impress. The John Smit-Victor Matfield combo works sublimely again.

29 mins: The referee castigates South Africa for loitering about at the tackle. He threatens a sin binning as he gives Stephen Jones another penalty.
Wales 9-23 South Africa

27 mins: Wales concede another pointless penalty for obstruction. Montgomery takes the plaudits once more.
Wales 6-23 South Africa

25 mins: Dafydd Jones comes off the field temporarily with a bloodied face. Martyn Williams steps in.

24 mins: Both teams are doing their level best to run the ball at every opportunity. Sadly for Wales, South Africa manage to make it count once more. A lengthy break from Percy Montgomery finally sends Joe van Niekerk in unopposed. Montgomery then seals the additional two points.
Wales 6-20 South Africa

22 mins: Wales have got some momentum going. After looking in danger of conceding a try, they launch two sniping counter attacks. The result - another Stephen Jones penalty. This time it misses the target from wide on the right.

19 mins: Wales launch attack after attack deep in their opponents' territory. They can't quite make it count but get a kickable penalty for their trouble. Stephen Jones does the honours.
Wales 6-13 South Africa

16 mins: Colin Charvis concedes a penalty for illegally handling the ball. The referee gives Montgomery a chance for three points, which he takes with relish. Charvis can feel hard done by, though. Clearly there was no offence by the former Wales skipper.
Wales 3-13 South Africa

14 mins: The dancing feet of Shane Williams come into play, much to the delight of the Welsh crowd. It helps launch the latest Wales attack. Now South Africa are the ones on the back foot.

12 mins: Wales once again get themselves in a good position but lose possession. Referee Paddy O'Brien, though, penalises South Africa for being well offside. Stephen Jones has his first shot and goal and it sails over comfortably.
Wales 3-10 South Africa

10 mins: For the first time in the game, Wales finally find themselves in an attacking position as Stephen Jones hoofs a monstrous boot deep into South Africa's 22.

8 mins: Marius Joubert could and should have scored after ripping through Wales defence. Luscombe stops it but only temporarily, as Jaco van der Westhuyzen follows up to score. Montgomery adds another two points
Wales 0-10 South Africa

7 mins: South African-born Wales wing Hal Luscombe finds himself under pressure for the first time in the game on the receiving end of a huge up-and-under. He holds firm.

5 mins: The bulk of the Springbok forwards is already beginning to show as they trundled up field. Wales do enough to fend them off... for now.

2 mins: South Africa take an early lead courtesy of Montgomery's boot.
Wales 0-3 South Africa

1 min: Hands in the ruck from the Welsh bring up the first penalty of the day. Percy Montgomery lines up the spot kick.

1446 BST: Stephen Jones, one of six Joneses in the Welsh line-up, gets play under way as he hoists the ball into the grasp of South Africa's backs.


Wales: Thomas; Luscombe, Parker, Henson, S Williams; S Jones, Peel; D Jones, S Jones , A Jones; Cockbain, Owen; D Jones, Charvis, R Jones.
Replacements: Davies, Jenkins, Charteris, M Williams, Phillips, Sweeney, Shanklin.

South Africa: Montgomery; Paulse, Joubert, De Wet Barry, Willemse; van der Westhuizen, du Preez; Os du Randt, J Smit, E Andrews; Botha, Matfield; S Burger, Smith, van Niekerk.
Replacements: Shimange, van der Linde, Britz, Dlulane, Claassens, de Villiers, Russell.

Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)




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