Boks break Wales hearts with 31-30 comeback win
Springboks break Wales hearts with 31-30 comeback win on late penalty try
Associated Press
2014-06-21 11:22 PM

NELSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) -- A dramatic penalty try two minutes from time saw South Africa complete an incredible comeback to pip Wales 31-30 in the second test on Saturday.

The decisive moment in an action-packed encounter that included seven tries and three yellow cards came when Wales fullback Liam Williams' last-gasp tackle in the corner on South Africa wing Cornal Hendricks was deemed to be illegal, leading referee Steve Walsh to award a penalty try.

Flyhalf Morne Steyn duly converted it to put South Africa ahead for the first time in the match, and with his opposite number Dan Biggar failing with two late dropped goal attempts, the Springboks avoided what would have been a first ever home defeat to Wales.

South Africa therefore won the two-match series 2-0 after a 38-16 win last week.

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