Rugby Union Wales suffer embarrassing defeat

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Wales suffer embarrassing defeat

Wales stumbled to a humiliating 47-6 defeat by South Eastern Transvaal in Witbank yesterday. They conceded five tries to a side which plays in the third division of South Africa's provincial competition, and rarely threatened a try themselves. In their only warm-up game before next Saturday's Test against world champions South Africa, Wales were tormented by former Northern Transvaal fly-half Jacques Benade who collected 22 points through five conversions, a drop goal and three penalties. The touring team, whose points came via two penalties from fly-half Aled Williams, also lost full- back Justin Thomas with a knee injury.