South Africa pass Wales challenge to reach Rugby World Cup semis
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A try five minutes from time from captain Fourie du Preez hauled the Springboks past Wales 23-19 in a thrilling World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham.
Wales were in front 19-18 before scrum-half du Preez, persuaded to come out of Test retirement by coach Heyneke Meyer, burst down the blindside off a back of a close-range scrum after a superb pass from No 8 Duane Vermeulen.
Fly-half Handre Pollard scored all of two-time world champions South Africa's other points in the classic battle.
"It was a tough game, they came hard at us," said du Preez.
"We just said to ourselves 'keep pushing, keep pushing'. At one stage I saw some of the guys lying down and I told the guys 'look we have to go and fight now' and the guys produced."
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