We did not see a big rugby match, but it was never necessary to reach the World Cup final. The proof by South Africa: at the end of a physical part, padlocked and sometimes messy, the Springboks took the best on Wales and will face England in the final of the Rugby World Cup .
The Southern Hemisphere player's game plan was hardly appealing, but by kicking and betting an ultra-physical game, all in collisions and bleeding rucks, they managed to bend brave Welsh.
The first half, with no attempts scored, was dull, and both teams joined the locker room on the scoreless score of 9 points to 6 in favor of South Africa. The second period was a little more removed, the South Africans taking the advantage on a personal exploit of their center Damian De Allende (57th).
Welsh only were able to overthrow the Springbok and reach the first final of their history? It was believed when their three-quarter wing Josh Adams, fifteen minutes from the end of the match and after a cheeky choice to try the scrum against the posts, went flatten the only test of his team, allowing the latter to 'equalize. But the valiant Welsh could not cope with the solidity and determination of the Springboks, who got a final penalty, decisive, in the 76th minute.
The leek XV may be consoled during the small final, but it will be complicated: he will face All Blacks, who are never as strong as when they are revenge.
In the final, the South Africans will find a stratospheric England, which landed New Zealand yesterday.