Wales 18-20 South Africa: Malcolm Marx scores late winning try for world champions


Wales 18-20 South Africa: Malcolm Marx scores late winning try for world champions after hosts are denied clear try-scoring chance due to a PITCH INVADER at the Principality Stadium

  • A closely-contested first-half saw Wales go in at half-time ahead by three points 
  • The score was 15-15 with 20 minutes to go in a enthralling Autumn international 
  • A pitch invader then stopped a clear try-scoring opportunity for the hosts 
  • South Africa wing Makazole Mapimpi then had a try ruled out via the TMO 
  • Malcolm Marx went over at the back of the maul to give the Springboks the lead 


South Africa came out on top with a late try from the back off the maul from Malcolm Marx in an enthralling contest at the Principality Stadium.  

A closely-contested first-half saw Wales go in at half-time 12-9 up, with a players off both teams sin-binned in the final 10 minutes. 

The second-half was livelier, and took a dramatic turn when a pitch invader stopped a try-scoring opportunity for Wales’ Liam Williams, before Makazole Mapimpi had a try ruled out via the TMO.  

But then Marx stormed over at the back of a maul and that in the end was enough for the Springboks to claim victory by two points against Wales – the same margin as the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final. 

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South Africa came out on top with a late try from the back off the maul from Malcolm Marx

Dan Bigger kicked over six penalties as the boot ruled during Saturday's contest in Cardiff

Dan Bigger kicked over six penalties as the boot ruled during Saturday’s contest in Cardiff 

South Africa's Eben Etzebeth runs with the ball and is tackled by Dan Biggar and Will Rowlands

South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth runs with the ball and is tackled by Dan Biggar and Will Rowlands

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi carries the ball away from Wales' Nick Tompkins

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi carries the ball away from Wales’ Nick Tompkins 

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