Wales leads South Africa at half with Biggar drop goal

Alun Wyn Jones drives against South Africa.
Alun Wyn Jones drives against South Africa.

Wales took the halftime lead with a drop goal by Dan Biggar, 13-12. The half ended as the ball sailed through the uprights.

So far South Africa has only been able to score on penalty kicks — four of them by Handre Pollard — in this first quarter-final match in the Rugby World Cup.

Wales has scored every way you can: A penalty kick by Biggar at 14 minutes, a try by Gareth Davies and set up by Biggar at 17 minutes, Biggar’s conversion kick and then his

drop goal.

Wales has roared down the field several times but their mistakes — mostly penalties — have brought an end to good play. Worse yet, they have been guilty of offenses in their own end and Pollard has capitalized on all of his attempts at goal.

Wales was lucky to stop this run by J.P. Pietersen.
Wales was lucky to stop this run by J.P. Pietersen.

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