Possession and territory no help as canny Boks smother Wales

2013-11-11 00:00

THE Welsh had the possession and they had the territory, but it was the Springboks who scored the tries in winning an often brutal international 24-15 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday night.

While the Springboks missed far too many first-time tackles, their scrambling defence successfully denied the Welsh. The South Africans’ kick-and-chase game was also highly effective and the Welsh battled under the high ball.

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