Wales beat South Africa 27-13 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff
Ken Owen’s try from a lineout gave the Welsh a 14-point lead before Uzair Cassiem hit back
Justin Tipuric’s try clinched only a third-ever win over the Springboks
A late Justin Tipuric try sealed a comfortable victory for Wales over South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday.
The defeat means South Africa have lost eight times in a calendar year for the first time in their history.
Full-back Leigh Halfpenny kicked 17 points, while hooker Ken Owens and flanker Justin Tipuric crossed for second-half tries, giving Wales a record 27-13 triumph against the Springboks.
Springboks fly-half Elton Jantjies booted a penalty double, while Pat Lambie converted flanker Uzair Cassiem’s late try on his Test debut – but South Africa were left reeling from an eighth Test defeat in 2016 under beleaguered head coach Allister Coetzee.
Wales’ victory was tainted by a first half injury to Dan Lydiate who was stretchered from the field.
It was a third test success in a row for Wales, who were criticised after their narrow victory over Japan last week, while South Africa ended a dismal year with eight losses in 12 matches.