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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wales get tour off to good start with midweek win over Eastern Province Kings

Wales got their South African tour off to a good start with a 34-12 victory over Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday evening. Josh Turnbull, Cory Allen, James Hook, Alex Cuthbert and Gareth Davies scored the tries, while James Hook added a penalty and three conversions.

The Springboks host Wales in Durban on Saturday for the first match of the two-Test series.

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Smartie June 11, 2014 8:33 pm

Well done Eastern Province Kings. Very brave performance!

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WelshOsprey June 12, 2014 11:28 am

Matthew Morgan is magic, I can't believe the Ospreys let him go. Now he's going to be playing division 1 rugby for Bristol.

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ruckinmaul June 12, 2014 5:54 pm

Well, I think Ospreys believe Sam Davies is going to be a better player than him. They opt to let him go and stick Davies as the 2nd choice flyhalf.

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katman June 12, 2014 11:47 am

Ideally Wales would have probably wanted a slightly sterner test than the Kings. This poor team just bleeds talent to the Super15 franchises - hardly any big names left. 34-12 is actually a pretty decent result for them, all things considered.

Durban should be a cracking test though.

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Rugbydump June 12, 2014 1:06 pm

WALES SQUAD TO FACE SOUTH AFRICA (1st Test):
Liam Williams (Scarlets), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro), George North (Northampton Saints), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Mike Phillips (Racing Metro), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Luke Charteris (Perpignan), Alun Wyn Jones (Capt) (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Racing Metro), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Replacements: Matthew Rees (Cardiff Blues), Paul James (Bath), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Josh Turnbull (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), James Hook (Perpignan), Matthew Morgan (Ospreys).

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Eddie-g June 12, 2014 7:23 pm

Looked like an ideal warm-up game for Wales, and the test this Saturday could be good one. It's a quality Welsh backline, and they could well cause problems against some unfamiliar combinations on the Bok side.

I don't think the Bokke will be complacent, but the pack is going have to take control of this game otherwise I might spend a couple of hours yelling at the tv.

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