Wales vs South Africa player ratings: Autumn Nations Series - Ruck

Wales vs South Africa player ratings: Autumn Nations Series

Wales vs South Africa player ratings as the World Champions battled back to win a a compelling contest at the Principality Stadium.

Wales led for 73 minutes thanks to six Dan Biggar penalties setting up an 18-15 advantage.

The defining moment came with a crucial try from replacement hooker Malcolm Marx to typify the impact of the South African forwards from the bench.

Four penalties from Handre Pollard and further kicks from Frans Steyn and Elton Jantes sealed the Springboks win.

Scroll down for Wales vs South Africa player ratings.

WALES (12): 18

  • Tries:
  • Cons:
  • Pens: Biggar 9,13,26,31,50,64

SOUTH AFRICA (9): 23

  • Tries: Marx 72
  • Cons:
  • Pens: Pollard 11,17,40,59, Steyn 54, Jantjies 80

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WALES – STATSZONE:

  • Most carries: Taine Basham – 11
  • Most metres made: Josh Adams – 38
  • Most tackles: Tomos Williams – 12
  • Most tackles missed: Josh Adams – 3
  • Offloads: Tomos Williams – 1
  • Turnovers won: Ellis Jenkins – 1
  • Turnovers conceded: Nick Tompkins – 1

Wales vs South Africa player ratings:

Wales: Johnny McNicholl 6; Louis Rees-Zammit 6, Jonathan Davies (c) 7, Nick Tompkins 7, Josh Adams 6.5; Dan Biggar 8, Tomos Williams 8; Rhys Carre 3, Ryan Elias 4, Tomas Francis 5, Will Rowlands 6, Adam Beard 5, Ellis Jenkins 8, Taine Basham 8, Aaron Wainwright 7

South Africa: Damian Willemse, Jesse Kriel, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi 7.5, Handré Pollard 7, Herschel Jantjies 7, Ox Nche 8, Bongi Mbonambi 7, Trevor Nyakane 7, Eben Etzebeth 9, Lood de Jager 7, Siya Kolisi (c) 7, Kwagga Smith 8, Duane Vermeulen 8.

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