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As it happened | Springboks 49-3 Italy

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04 Oct 2019

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The Springboks are next in action against Canada on Tuesday (October 8) at 12:15 SA time.

04 Oct 2019

MATCH REPORT: Springboks dish out rugby lesson to ill-disciplined Italy

04 Oct 2019

An easy victory for South Africa against a hapless 14-man Italian outfit. The Springboks will take the win but there is lots to work on. The Boks' execution, especially their passing game, let them down badly at times.

04 Oct 2019

FULL-TIME: South Africa 49-3 Italy

04 Oct 2019

83'- Pollard again misses with his conversion attempt...

04 Oct 2019

82'- TRY to the Springboks as replacement hooker Malcolm Marx barges over after a dominant driving maul.

04 Oct 2019

80' - The Boks with one last surge on the Italian line after the hooter...

04 Oct 2019

79'- Kolbe looks to be in quite a bit of discomfort. Let's hope for the best. He had a similar issue after the All Blacks game...

04 Oct 2019

78'- Kolbe almost away for his hat-trick after an intercept but the Italian defence catches up with him. He's now limping with what looks like an ankle issue... this will be of grave concern for coach Rassie Erasmus.

04 Oct 2019

76'- Pollard misses the conversion to the left.

SA 44-3 Italy

04 Oct 2019

It was set up by a great tackle from Kolbe on Italian fullback Matteo Minozzi, who wildly threw the ball in-field...

04 Oct 2019

75'- TRY to the Springboks as RG Snyman scoops on a loose Italian ball to score in the corner. His first Test try.

04 Oct 2019

75'- The Boks are throwing too many wild passes in this game. Their execution has let them down against a very poor Italian outfit.

04 Oct 2019

73'- DEFENDERS BEATEN

SA 15

Italy 14

04 Oct 2019

73'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK

SA 444m

Italy 241m

04 Oct 2019

68'- Pollard chips over the CONVERSION.

SA 39-3 Italy

04 Oct 2019

67'- TRY to the Springboks as wing Makazole Mapimpi scores under the posts after collecting a chip kick in behind the Italian defence by Willie le Roux.

04 Oct 2019

64'- Bok sub: Louw on for Vermeulen.

04 Oct 2019

62'- PENALTIES CONCEDED

SA 5

Italy 10

04 Oct 2019

60'- Bok subs: Mostert on at lock for De Jager, Jantjies on at scrumhalf for De Klerk.

04 Oct 2019

Not that it will matter much in this Pool B, but that was also the bonus-point try for South Africa.

04 Oct 2019

59'- CONVERSION slotted by Pollard.

SA 32-3 Italy

04 Oct 2019

57'- TRY to the Springboks as centre Lukhanyo Am intercepts to score! It comes after helter-skelter period of attack from both sides.

04 Oct 2019

56'- It's all South Africa now, with a 14-man Italy seemingly tiring. The Boks should cash in with a few late tries in the final quarter.

04 Oct 2019

53'- Marx and Snyman are also now on for the Boks. Mbonambi and Etzebeth off.

04 Oct 2019

53' - Pollard's conversion attempt is away to the right.

SA 25-3 Italy

04 Oct 2019

52'- TRY to the Springboks as Cheslin Kolbe collects a cross-kick from Pollard to round off his second try in style!

04 Oct 2019

50'- PENALTY slotted by Pollard.

SA 20-3 Italy

04 Oct 2019

50'- The Boks get penalty in front - and Pollard will line up a shot at goal...

04 Oct 2019

45'- Bok subs: Kitshoff, Koch and Steyn all on.

04 Oct 2019

45'- TRY cancelled as replays show obstruction from captain Siya Kolisi.

04 Oct 2019

44' - TRY to the Springboks as Pieter-Steph du Toit rounds off. It was set up by a terrific break by Pollard in midfield...

Oh wait, hang on, the referee wants to check for potential obstruction...

04 Oct 2019

42'- RED CARD for Andrea Lovotti. Absolute madness from the Italian prop!

04 Oct 2019

Replays show a clear tip tackle from prop Andrea Lovotti.

04 Oct 2019

42'- TMO CALL

Italy won a penalty but there is potential trouble for them for a tip tackle on Duane Vermeulen.

04 Oct 2019

42' - Italy into the red zone after a strong run by SA-born Braam Steyn. He brushed off Duane Vermeulen in the process.

04 Oct 2019

Welcome back for the second half! Pollard restarts proceedings...

04 Oct 2019

Interestingly, the territory stakes are level at 50% at half-time and Italy have enjoyed slightly more possession 51%.

04 Oct 2019

The Boks will be disappointed having let slip a few scoring chances. But they'll be happy with their staunch defensive effort, especially when the Italians were camped in the red zone.

04 Oct 2019

HALF-TIME: South Africa 17-3 Italy

04 Oct 2019

39'- No they can't as Bok skipper Siya Kolisi is penalised for an illegal cleanout at a ruck...

04 Oct 2019

38'- Boks probing near the Italian tryline. Can they finish the half on a high note?
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