Wales v South Africa 24-22
The last game in the Autumn internationals was going to really see if Wales had what it takes to contend for next year’s Six Nations.
WMG have had a busy month with VIP Hospitality at Twickenham, Murrayfield, Aviva Stadium and now for the second time at the Principality Stadium.
I headed up to Cardiff on the early train in plenty of time to meet our VIP Hospitality guests before the game to enjoy the delights of full official hospitality although it was cold I had a tremendous day out as did our 30 guests who on this occasion were all supporting the winning team.
Wales certainly did not make it easy on themselves after looking like a simple victory after leading 21-3 with the first 30 minutes but just before the break Warrick Gelant scored a try and it looked like the Springboks might put up a fight.
After a few fast pints of beer it was back out to see what would end up being a nail biting second half as Hendre Pollard and Jesse Kriel put the Springboks ahead going on to score 19 points.
After 55 minutes South Africa were ahead and looking like the stronger side a complete contrast to the first half.
Wales were lucky when Pollard smashed the post for his conversion after his own gallant try.
End result was a very narrow 24-22 win for Wales at Principality Stadium, leaving the Springboks with just two games won in the 2017 Autumn Internationals, One against France at the Stade De France (18-17) and the other against Italy – Stadio Euganeo, Padua (35-6)
In typical Welsh fashion Leigh Halfpenny saved what would have been a bad lose for Wales when he converted a penalty – the stadium was back on its feet and I am pleased to say so were all our clients.
It was another great game of rugby and the atmosphere at during the post-match hospitality was fantastic, all in all the day was as we expected and that was fantastic, with our clients looking at the Six nations for 2018 it was certainly worth the early morning Saturday alarm…
Bring on the Six Nations