|2022 Wales rugby union tour of South Africa|
|Tour captain(s)||Dan Biggar|
|Top test point scorer(s)||Dan Biggar (26)|
|Top test try scorer(s)||Louis Rees-Zammit (2)|
|Previous tour||Argentina 2018|
The Wales national rugby union team toured South Africa in July 2022 for a series of three test matches against the South Africa national team. It was the seventh time Wales had toured South Africa in test history. In each of the previous 10 matches contested between the two nations on South African soil – the first of which took place in 1964 – South Africa were the victors.
South Africa took the lead in the 2022 test series, beating Wales by 32–29 in Pretoria on 2 July. A week later, Wales made history with their first ever test victory in South Africa, leveling the series by winning 13–12 in Bloemfontein on 9 July. The decider took place in Cape Town on 16 July, with South Africa winning 30–14 to take the series.
South Africa named their squad for the three-test series on 11 June 2022. Coach Jacques Nienaber picked 43 players, including eight who were yet to win a cap for the Springboks: Evan Roos, Elrigh Louw, Ruan Nortjé, Salmaan Moerat, Ntuthuko Mchunu, Deon Fourie, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Grant Williams.
Caps and ages are as of 2 July 2022, prior to the first test.
|Player||Position||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club/province|
|Joseph Dweba||Hooker||25 October 1995 (aged 26)||1||Bordeaux|
|Malcolm Marx||Hooker||13 July 1994 (aged 27)||46||Kubota Spears|
|Bongi Mbonambi||Hooker||7 January 1991 (aged 31)||48||Sharks|
|Thomas du Toit||Prop||5 May 1995 (aged 27)||13||Sharks|
|Steven Kitshoff||Prop||10 February 1992 (aged 30)||59||Stormers|
|Vincent Koch||Prop||13 March 1990 (aged 32)||31||Saracens|
|Frans Malherbe||Prop||14 March 1991 (aged 31)||46||Stormers|
|Ntuthuko Mchunu||Prop||5 April 1999 (aged 23)||0||Sharks|
|Ox Nché||Prop||23 July 1995 (aged 26)||9||Sharks|
|Trevor Nyakane||Prop||4 May 1989 (aged 33)||54||Racing 92|
|Lood de Jager||Lock||17 December 1992 (aged 29)||56||Sale Sharks|
|Eben Etzebeth||Lock||29 October 1991 (aged 30)||97||Sharks|
|Salmaan Moerat||Lock||6 March 1998 (aged 24)||0||Stormers|
|Ruan Nortjé||Lock||25 July 1998 (aged 23)||0||Bulls|
|Franco Mostert||Lock||27 November 1990 (aged 31)||51||Mie Honda Heat|
|Marvin Orie||Lock||15 February 1993 (aged 29)||7||Stormers|
|Pieter-Steph du Toit||Loose forward||20 August 1992 (aged 29)||58||Toyota Verblitz|
|Marcell Coetzee||Loose forward||8 May 1991 (aged 31)||30||Bulls|
|Rynhardt Elstadt||Loose forward||20 October 1989 (aged 32)||3||Toulouse|
|Deon Fourie||Loose forward||25 September 1986 (aged 35)||0||Stormers|
|Siya Kolisi (c)||Loose forward||16 June 1991 (aged 31)||63||Sharks|
|Elrigh Louw||Loose forward||20 October 1999 (aged 22)||0||Bulls|
|Evan Roos||Loose forward||21 January 2000 (aged 22)||0||Stormers|
|Kwagga Smith||Loose forward||11 June 1993 (aged 29)||19||Shizuoka Blue Revs|
|Jasper Wiese||Loose forward||21 October 1995 (aged 26)||11||Leicester Tigers|
|Faf de Klerk||Scrum-half||19 October 1991 (aged 30)||36||Sale Sharks|
|Jaden Hendrikse||Scrum-half||23 March 2000 (aged 22)||2||Sharks|
|Herschel Jantjies||Scrum-half||22 April 1996 (aged 26)||21||Stormers|
|Cobus Reinach||Scrum-half||7 February 1990 (aged 32)||21||Montpellier|
|Grant Williams||Scrum-half||22 July 1996 (aged 25)||0||Sharks|
|Elton Jantjies||Fly-half||1 August 1990 (aged 31)||44||NTT Red Hurricanes|
|Handré Pollard||Fly-half||11 March 1994 (aged 28)||60||Montpellier|
|Lukhanyo Am||Centre||28 November 1993 (aged 28)||26||Sharks|
|Damian de Allende||Centre||25 November 1991 (aged 30)||58||Munster|
|André Esterhuizen||Centre||30 March 1994 (aged 28)||8||Harlequins|
|Jesse Kriel||Centre||15 February 1994 (aged 28)||51||Yokohama Canon Eagles|
|Cheslin Kolbe||Wing||28 October 1993 (aged 28)||18||Toulon|
|Makazole Mapimpi||Wing||26 July 1990 (aged 31)||25||Sharks|
|Kurt-Lee Arendse||Wing||17 June 1996 (aged 26)||0||Bulls|
|Aphelele Fassi||Fullback||23 January 1998 (aged 24)||2||Sharks|
|Warrick Gelant||Fullback||20 May 1995 (aged 27)||9||Stormers|
|Willie le Roux||Fullback||18 August 1989 (aged 32)||71||Toyota Verblitz|
|Damian Willemse||Fullback||7 May 1998 (aged 24)||15||Stormers|
Wales coach Wayne Pivac named a squad of 33 for the tour, including two uncapped players in forwards Tommy Reffell and James Ratti, while flanker Dan Lydiate, fly-half Rhys Patchell and centre George North made their returns after long absences due to injury. Surprise omissions from the squad included forwards Seb Davies, James Botham and Jac Morgan. On 7 June, Dragons prop Leon Brown pulled out through injury and was replaced by Sam Wainwright. Scarlets prop Harri O'Connor was added to the squad on 21 June. Fly-half Gareth Anscombe joined up with the squad on 28 June, having stayed back in Wales pending the birth of his second child.
|Player||Position||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club/province|
|Ryan Elias||Hooker||7 January 1995||27||Scarlets|
|Dewi Lake||Hooker||16 May 1999||5||Ospreys|
|Sam Parry||Hooker||17 December 1991||5||Ospreys|
|Rhys Carré||Prop||8 February 1998||16||Cardiff|
|Tomas Francis||Prop||27 April 1992||64||Ospreys|
|Wyn Jones||Prop||26 February 1992||43||Scarlets|
|Dillon Lewis||Prop||4 January 1996||38||Cardiff|
|Harri O'Connor||Prop||25 October 2000||0||Scarlets|
|Gareth Thomas||Prop||2 August 1993||10||Ospreys|
|Sam Wainwright||Prop||7 May 1998||0||Saracens|
|Adam Beard||Lock||7 January 1996||34||Ospreys|
|Ben Carter||Lock||23 January 2001||6||Dragons|
|Alun Wyn Jones||Lock||19 September 1985||150||Ospreys|
|Will Rowlands||Lock||19 September 1991||18||Dragons|
|Taine Basham||Back row||2 November 1999||10||Dragons|
|Taulupe Faletau||Back row||12 November 1990||89||Bath|
|Dan Lydiate||Back row||18 December 1987||65||Ospreys|
|Josh Navidi||Back row||30 December 1990||30||Cardiff|
|James Ratti||Back row||14 October 1997||0||Cardiff|
|Tommy Reffell||Back row||27 April 1999||0||Leicester Tigers|
|Gareth Davies||Scrum-half||18 August 1990||67||Scarlets|
|Kieran Hardy||Scrum-half||30 November 1995||11||Scarlets|
|Tomos Williams||Scrum-half||1 January 1995||33||Cardiff|
|Gareth Anscombe||Fly-half||10 May 1991||31||Ospreys|
|Dan Biggar||Fly-half||16 October 1989||100||Northampton Saints|
|Rhys Patchell||Fly-half||17 May 1993||21||Scarlets|
|George North||Centre||13 April 1992||102||Ospreys|
|Nick Tompkins||Centre||16 February 1995||20||Saracens|
|Owen Watkin||Centre||12 October 1996||31||Ospreys|
|Johnny Williams||Centre||18 October 1996||5||Scarlets|
|Josh Adams||Wing||21 April 1995||39||Cardiff|
|Alex Cuthbert||Wing||5 April 1990||51||Ospreys|
|Louis Rees-Zammit||Wing||2 February 2001||16||Gloucester|
|Liam Williams||Fullback||9 April 1991||78||Scarlets|
The tour was confirmed in February 2022, with the two sides scheduled to play three tests in July 2022. The first test would be played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on 2 July, the second test at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on 9 July, and the third test at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on 16 July.
|Try: Mbonambi 46' c
Marx 51' m
Kolbe 66' c
Penalty try 75'
Con: Willemse (2/3) 48', 68'
Pen: E. Jantjies (1/3) 17'
Willemse (1/1) 80+3'
|Report||Try: Rees-Zammit (2) 3' m, 32' c|
Lake 77' m
Con: Biggar (1/3) 34'
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 20', 55', 63'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 9'
|Pen: Pollard (4/6) 5', 43', 51', 59'
||Report||Try: Adams 77' c|
Con: Anscombe (1/1) 78'
Pen: Biggar (1/2) 2'
Anscombe (1/2) 66'
|Try: Pollard 14' c
Mbonambi 38' c
Kolisi 53' c
Con: Pollard (3/3) 16', 39', 54'
Pen: Pollard (3/3) 5', 78', 80+1'
|Report||Try: Reffell 19' m|
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 33', 42', 48'