News

Baby Boks crash out

 Jun 18,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

The Baby Boks suffered the heartbreak of conceding a last-minute try to be edged out of the Junior World Championships by Wales.

Inspired by talented back Jordan Williams, Wales produced a stunning fightback with time running out to send South Africa home.

South Africa had twice come from behind to hold the lead in the final quarter and looked on course for a place in Sunday's final and a chance to retain the world crown they won in Cape Town a year ago. 

Lock forward Irne Herbst collected a short throw at the front of the lineout to crash over for the first try and give South Africa a 7-6 lead on the half hour. Then, replacement flank Kwagga Smith, reclaimed the lead for South Africa with the second try on the hour to make it 14-11. 

Handré Pollard had converted both tries and added a penalty to give South Africa a 17-11 lead with five minutes remaining. 

However, Wales right wing Ashley Evans dived on flyhalf Sam Davies' chip into the in goal area and Davies then converted from wide out on the right to give Wales a last-gasp victory and send them through to the final where they will face either England or New Zealand.

 

Tags: International | 
 
 
 
 

From The Sideline