Springbok supporters have waited until the 75th minute of the semi-finals to relax comfortably in their seats, but the Springboks will play against England in their third World Cup final next weekend!
Siya Kolisi’s Boxing team beat the Red Dragons in a messy affair with 19-16 to bring about a reunion of the 2007 World Cup final against the English Roses.
The first half was characterized by kicks – funnily enough, Faf de Klerk did not kick immediately when he got the ball; He once ran for a while and kicked.
Handré Pollard and Dan Biggar distributed penalties back and forth and by halftime, the score was 9–6 in South Africas’ favor.
In the second half, goalless kicks continued until Malcolm Marx and Damian de Allende decided they would run with the ball, and then: The Boks got the game’s first try after De Allende simply decided he was not going to be knocked down.
However, Wales responded immediately with a try of their own.
The Bok forwards dominated the scrum at that stage and the Welsh captain’s scrum choice raised a few eyebrows.
But despite a strong Boxing Scrum, Wales broke away with the ball and Josh Adams scored his sixth try of the tournament after he caught the Bok defense off guard.
Yet the South Africans under Rassie Erasmus did not give up and Pollard successfully chased his fourth penalty of the evening in the 75th minute.
After that, the nerves gnawed a bit, but the Boks showed their power to hit Wales again in a World Cup match.
If you don’t play good rugby, and you still win; then the momentum is definitely on your side. And besides, England has already played their best against the All Blacks.