Wales lose second South Africa test 31 - 30

Wales have lost both of their summer test matches against South Africa. South Africa were on dominant form throughout. A late penalty try awarded to the Boks in the final minutes left Wales trailing one point behind.

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Wales play South Africa in second Test

Testing conditions are expected for Gatland's men in Nelspruit. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images

Wales take on South Africa this afternoon in the second Test of their tour. After the 38-16 defeat in their first encounter Wales coach, Warren Gatland, has dropped tighthead prop Adam Jones.

His starting role is taken by Samson Lee of the Scarlets, while Aaron Jarvis comes on to the bench.

There is also a change at openside flanker, where Josh Turnbull takes over from his Scarlets colleague Aaron Shingler, while Ospreys number eight Dan Baker is among the replacements.

Jake Ball is preferred to Ian Evans as second-row cover on the bench. Scrum-half Mike Phillips has retained his spot, despite coming under pressure from Gareth Davies.

Gatland to name team for second test

Wales will be looking to improve. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images

The Wales team will be announced later as they attempt to right the wrongs of their first Test against South Africa.

The five-try 38-16 defeat at Kings Park in Durban has led to plenty of soul-searching within the Welsh camp, after their confidence in the build-up was destroyed by their hosts.

But there remains the chance to put matters right when the second Test takes place in Nelspruit on Saturday.


North declared fit ahead of South Africa clash

North scored two tries in his debut against South Africa in 2010. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Wales coach Warren Gatland has been handed a boost with the announcement that George North has been declared fit for the match against South Africa later.

The 22-year-old Northampton wing had been a doubt after being struck down by a virus which left him unable to train for most of the week.

But the British and Irish Lions star took part in final preparations at Kings Park on Friday and will face the Springboks.

George trained this morning, he came through it very well...having not trained for a couple of days he is feeling a little rough, but he has got time to go and he is raring to go" - Rob Howley, Wales assistant coach

Gatland names Wales team to face South Africa

Adam Jones will make his 100th international appearance in Wales' first test against South Africa this Saturday.

Two uncapped players have been chosen for the match day squad - Scarlets scrum-half Gareth Davies and Ospreys' Matthew Morgan, who are named as replacements.

Half-time: Eastern Province Kings 0-17 Wales

Wales lead 17-0 at half-time against Eastern Province Kings, in the first game of their summer tour of South Africa.

Josh Turnbull and Cory Allen crossed for early tries.

Wales have not had it all their own way though, with prop Rhodri Jones sent to the sin bin after pressure from the club side.

George North was due to be on the bench for Warren Gatland's side - but was ruled out with a virus.

The first of two Tests against South Africa is on Saturday.

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