Springboks

SARU bags R13m for Wales Test

Jean de Villiers (Gallo)
Jean de Villiers (Gallo)
Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union received handy compensation from the Welsh Rugby Union for agreeing to play last weekend's Test in Cardiff.

READ: 2014 - Springboks year in review
 
The Test at Millennium Stadium fell outside World Rugby's international window, but was played after both rugby union's agreed to square off.

According to SA Rugbymag, SARU received £750 000 (about R13m) from the WRU for the Test.

Because the match fell outside the Test window, the teams weren't allowed to call on their overseas stars, although Wales were able to field some of their French-based stars after an agreement was reached with the French clubs.

Wales beat the Springboks 12-6 to record only their second win over the Springboks in 30 matches.

It was the Springboks' 14th match of the year and the fourth on their year-end European tour. The Boks produced a tired, listless performance and also paid a heavy price when skipper Jean de Villiers was ruled out for an extended period after dislocating his knee.
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