Spring Tour: Persistent Wales Break Southern Hemisphere Hoodoo

  by Paul Cook - Boy, did they need this. After a month which has seen defeat snatched from the jaws of victory against both Australia and New Zealand, and a far from comfortable win over a Fiji side a man down for the last half hour, Wales have finally got the Southern Hemisphere monkey of their backs with a gutsy 12-6 victory over South Africa. With dissension starting to build amongst the ranks of local media and a fervent fanbase, all the talk before kick-off had been about Warren Gatland’s record against the big three since taking charge of the national side in 2007. One win from 27 attempts simply wasn’t good enough and 11 months out from the World Cup, he and his team were desperate to take a giant scalp. They did so through tactical nous, outstanding defence and a willingness to put their bodies on the line, none mo
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