Battling Wales see dream ended by late Pollard kick

■From NICK CAIN In Yokohama

SOUTH Africa edged their way into their third World Cup final, while Wales were denied a first by the slimmest of margins, after Springbok fly-half Handre Pollard kicked a penalty four minutes from time.
A final between Wales and England was still a possibility until South Africa’s ace marksman nailed that shot.
After a hard-fought and dour semi-final, dominated by box-kicking there was nothing separating the teams at 16-16 with ten minutes left.
The Welsh went for the jugular. A series of pickand- drives gave bench fly-half Rhys Pa...

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