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Live Reporting

Philip Marsh

All times stated are UK

  1. Until Bloemfontein!

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    The players, coaches and pundits have summed it up perfectly - an heroic defeat but a disappointing one nonetheless.

    Wales battled courageously, at times playing with 12 men against the world champions, at high altitude, in their own back yard.

    Dewi Lake's 77th-minute try while Wales had two players in the sin bin looked to have earned Wayne Pivac's side a memorable draw.

    But Damian Willemse - arguably South Africa's best player on the day - held his nerve with the final kick to give the Springboks a win which will lift the whole nation.

    The series is far from over and next week we head to Bloemfontein.

    If that game is half of what we saw today we will be in for a cracker.

    Join us then but, for now, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Alun Wyn Jones
  2. 'It is one that got away' - Pivac

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    Wayne Pivac

    Wales head coach Wayne Pivac told Sky Sports: "It was a huge effort, but when you're down to 12 men against the world champs it is very difficult.

    "The effort was huge, we were on the wrong side of the referee today and we will go away and look at the decisions and the cards.

    "There were errors we made so they could build pressure too.

    "It was a shame they got away with it at the end, because I would have taken a draw.

    "It was a big step up form our last performance but the discipline is clearly disappointing.

    "People will see we have put in a solid effort, people have opinions, what we need to do now is focus on the second Test and we look forward to it.

    "I'm very proud but very disappointed, it is one that got away.

    "We will roll our sleeves up and go again."

  3. 'Bench energy'

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    Siya Kolisi

    South Africa captain Siya Kolisi told Sky Sports: "It was tough out there as we predicted.

    "They stopped our mauls and we couldn't get going, but the way we came back, that's what we take pride in.

    "They came out guns blazing but I'm so proud.

    "This is what we do it for, the country is going through so much, it seems every time we play something is happening.

    "It doesn't take away the problems but it makes people feel like this.

    "Wales knew what we wanted to do and they stopped that to start, we weren't kicking on our terms.

    "So we had to find energy, the guys off the bench did that, we have so much respect for them and it is always difficult to play them."

  4. 'Amazing but gutted'

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    Dan Lydiate

    Wales flanker Dan Lydiate told Sky Sports: "I'm gutted, there was a lot of momentum shifts in that game and we thought we nicked it but it wasn't to be.

    "The atmosphere was amazing and it was a great Test match to play in.

    "We were disappointed after the Six Nations and we wanted to put in a good performance today to restore pride in the jersey, but we came here to win and we're gutted with the result.

    "We have to dust ourselves off and go harder next week.

    "Discipline, we talked about it going into the camp, and we have to look at ourselves and rectify it for next week.

    "But we have to give credit to South Africa though.

    "It was a privilege to put the jersey on again, you always think it's your last time, so it was an honour."

  5. Post update

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    James Hook

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC Radio Wales Extra

    I think that was Wales' best chance they're going to have to win in this series.

    South Africa are going to get better and not play as poorly as they played today that's for certain.

    That's really tough for Wales to take.

  6. Post update

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    Ian Gough

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio Wales Extra

    We've snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

    We should have won that game. I'm heartbroken and I'm heartbroken for the boys as they put such an effort into that game and should have won it.

  7. Post update

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    James Hook

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC Radio Wales Extra

    Wales will be feeling absolutely gutted. That was a phenomenal effort.

    Nobody expected a result like that. They came so close and were within seconds of winning it.

    It's going to be tough viewing on Monday for the boys and supporters but it was a fantastic effort from Wales.

  8. Post update

    FT: South Africa 32-29 Wales

    Ian Gough

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio Wales Extra

    We've just given them a chance to win the game.

    We had to keep the ball with 25 seconds to go.

  9. Full-time - South Africa 32-29 Wales

    Penalty - Damian Willemse

    A Test match for the ages and South Africa win it with the final kick of the match.

    The Springboks' penalty try with five minutes to play against 12-man Wales looked certain to win the game, but Dewi Lake's try drew the visitors level with three minutes left.

    But it is late heartbreak for Wales - who suffer an 11th defeat in 11 games against South Africa in the Rainbow Nation - as Damian Willemse kept his composure to slot home the winning kick.

    As defeats go, Wales can be mightily proud of their efforts in a game few gave them any chance of winning.

  10. Post update

    South Africa 29-29 Wales

    The hooter sounds in Pretoria, the clock goes red.

    South Africa have the ball in the Welsh half and referee Nika Amashukeli has penalised Wales for a deliberate knock on.

    South Africa point to the sticks, the game comes down to this.

  11. Post update

    South Africa 29-29 Wales

    With one minute left Damian de Allende kicks the ball through but it runs out of bounds with Wales still down to 13 men.

    A questionable decision from the Springboks centre. Wales have 30 seconds to hold onto the ball.

    Instead though Kieran Hardy kicks it deep into South African territory.

    One more chance for the hosts.

  12. Post update

    South Africa 29-29 Wales

    Ian Gough

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio Wales Extra

    What a turnaround! What a Test match we've had.

    What a well-taken try. This Test match is incredible.

  13. Try - South Africa 29-29 Wales

    Dewi Lake

    Dewi Lake scores

    Speechless. Completely speechless.

    Wales get Alun Wyn Jones back and opt for their own driving maul.

    Dewi Lake breaks clear of the pack and squirms over to draw Wales level.

    Dan Biggar cannot add the extras as Wales fail to retake the lead, but what an effort that was from the pack to draw back level.

    There are still two minutes left in Pretoria.

  14. Post update

    South Africa 29-24 Wales

    Wales have 12 men, but they have a penalty and kick to the corner.

    Could the score the most unlikely of tries?

  15. Penalty try - South Africa 29-24 Wales

    Heartbreak for Wales.

    The 13 men of Wales is now down to 12 as Rhys Carre is sent to the sin bin for collapsing the Springboks driving maul.

  16. Sin-bin - Louis Rees-Zammit

    South Africa 22-24 Wales

    The ball is not out of the Wales half for long, Makazole Mapimpi is the first to break clear before Damian Willemse sprints into the Welsh 22.

    Louis Rees-Zammit makes a crucial try-saving tackle before South Africa believe they have scored a match-winning try.

    Referee Nika Amashukeli wants to look back at the last phase of play and has shown Rees-Zammit a yellow card for a cynical offside.

    Wales are down to 13 and South Africa kick to the corner.

  17. Post update

    South Africa 22-24 Wales

    The altitude, the crowd and the numbers are against Wales, but South Africa still need to score to win this game.

    They manage to secure the ball at the scrum and Dan Biggar clears up the half way.