Late surge not enough for SA schools
cohesion and were guilty of poor discipline which included a yellow card.
The Welsh played at a high pace and spun the ball through the hands at just about every occasion, while SA’s gameplan with the forwards at the heart of it with rolling mauls and pick-and-go’s has to be questioned.
Why not run the ball wide like they did to bag their first five-pointer in the first half rather than rumble it at close quarters is something for the coaching staff to sort out. Modern-day teams are defensively strong and able to counter most physical assaults as the Welshmen showed.
And they were never headed on the scoreboard once they had opened up a 10-point lead barely five minutes in.
No8 Greggain capitalised on a poor tactical kick from Boks flyhalf Christopher Schreuder that netted him a try after neat interplay with leftwing Dewi Cross, and Evans added the extras and then goaled a pen- alty to make it 10-0.
The Boks created chances only to snuff them out with both forwards and backs off-colour making basic mistakes. But the home side did half the deficit thanks to a try by fullback Bonianga Mpeku who rounded off a line move to the left.
Evans landed three more penalties to give Wales a halftime lead of 14 points.
The Boks came out for the second 35 minutes firing and reduced the deficit to five points thanks to three penalty goals from Schreuder.
Wales went 22-14 up after another penalty from Evans before Greggain nabbed his brace.
Two quick tries from the hosts made it a two-point game with three minutes left but it was a little too late for SA.