It was a case of too little too late for Wales as they were dumped out of the Rugby World Cup 23-19 by South Africa at Twickenham.
The Welsh started brightly scoring a fine try through Gareth Davis. But they paid the price for indiscipline. Springbok pressure led to penalties and flyhalf Handre Pollard kicked to give South Africa the edge.
The lead changed hands back and forth and with both sides tiring it looked like the Welsh would hang on for a win but they appeared to lose concentration and Springbok captain Fourie Du Preez went over for a late try to send South Africa into the semi-finals.
They will now meet New Zealand who crushed France to storm into the last four with a 62-13 win at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
It was the All Blacks best performance of the tournament so far as they ran in nine tries. Lock Brodie Retallick gave an early taste of things to come as he went over the line after ten minutes. Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read and Tawera Kerr-Barlow also added tries to complete the rout.
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