Boks hold on for nerve-wracking win

SOUTH Africa scored two converted tries to edge Wales 17-16 in their World Cup opener in Wellington this morning.

Substitute Francois Hougaard’s try, which was converted by Morne Steyn proved to be the difference on the day.

South Africa –
Tries: Francois Steyn, Francois Hougaard. Conversions: Morne Steyn (2). Penalty: Steyn.
Wales – Try: Toby Faletau. Conversion: James Hook. Penalties: Hook (2).

The IRB Rugby World Cup fixtures

Wednesday, September 14 2011

4.30pm – Samoa vs Namibia
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua

7am – Tonga vs Canada
Okara Park, Whangarei

9am – Scotland vs Georgia
Rugby Park, Invercargill

Thursday, September 15 2011

9am – Russia vs USA
Stadium Taranaki, New

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