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28 Sep 2019

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28 Sep 2019

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28 Sep 2019

MATCH REPORT

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The 54-point margin of victory was Namibia's 'best' result against the neighbours, having lost by 87 and 92 in their only previous match-ups

28 Sep 2019

NEXT UP

The Springboks are next in action against Italy on Friday, October 4 at 11:45, while Namibia take on the All Blacks in their next assignment on Sunday, October 6 at 06:45.

Good luck to them!

28 Sep 2019

*** FULL-TIME ***

Final whistle sounds in Toyota and the Boks are 57-3 winners

The Boks pick up a full-house of 5 points, Namibia leave empty-handed

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80' - Horribly skew lineout throw in but the referee doen't care. Blows for full-time

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80' - Into the final minute of the match as things turned scrappy and then are booted into touch by the Boks

Final move of the match

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79' - Lood de Jager is named MAN OF THE MATCH

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78' - No obvious injuries for the Boks which would've been priority No 1 for Rassie Erasmus.

Truth be told every side in Pool B will pick up a bonus point against Namibia so nothing meaningful about this result

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78' - Can Namibia go 98 metres for their first try?

No. They clear for touch

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77' - To everyone's surprise - including their own backline - the Boks elect to spread it wide and knock it on

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76' - Namibia back to 15 men as SA set up a lineout 5m from their opponents' tryline

Rolling maul coming up...

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74' - Referee not helping Namibia's cause by not blowing offsides at the scrum as SA mount another attack looking to boost the try tally - and points differential

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72' - Scrappy again by Elton Jantjies who hasn't had his best afternoon in an otherwise dominant side

Scrum to Namibia who will welcome back Johannes Coetzee from the sin-bin shortly

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70' - "Beast" leaves the field in his 113rd Test, breaking out of a tie with none other than All Blacks legend Dan Carter

Still only has scored two tries in the green and gold...

Steven Kitshoff takes to the field

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70' - Namibia enjoy a good passage of play and earn a penalty.

They set up the lineout inside the Boks' half

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68' - Handling errors 10-8 in SA's 'favour' but due in main to their massive possession advantage

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66' - Elton Jantjies' conversion is GOOD!

Boks lead 57-3 after 66 minutes

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64' - After his miraculous recovery from a push, Schalk Brits bursts over from a lineout for SA's ninth try of the match

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64' - TRY!

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64 ' - Yellow card for Namibia

Very soft, referee had blown his whistle and play was dead when Brits was pushed over - and milked the card for all his worth!

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64' - Schalk Brits down and referee Raynal asks to check the TMO

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64' - Franco Mostert on for Bongi Mbonambi ...

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62' - Namibia hanging on grimly as the floodgates look ready to burst

Fitness levels of the two sides about to be exposed...

Look away now if you're a Namibian fan...

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60' - Try number 8 isn't converted by Elton Jantjies as his attempt fades to the left

Boks 50-3 after 61 minutes

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59' - That's the half century up for SA as Kolisi finds himself at the end of a backline move and canters in for an easy try with his first touch of the ball

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59' - TRY!

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57' - Could well be a long last 23 minutes for Namibia who are penalised a SECOND time for a skew scrum feed!

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57' - Herschel Jantjies leaves the field, replaced by Cobus Reinach

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55' - Elton Jantjies' conversion is GOOD

Boks lead 45-3 after 55 minutes

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54' - Well worked lineout move sees Mapimpi glide in for his second try of the night

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54' - TRY!

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53' - Siya Kolisi finally on. Gets 27 minutes...

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53' - Referee having a stern word with Namibia for no apparent reason.

Lineout to Namibia close to their tryline

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51' - Horrible kick this time from Herschel Jantjies.

Looked like a 5-on-2 advantage but he gifts away possession.

Poor, bad and why, why, why?

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CHANGES GALORE

No fewer than FIVE changes all at once by Namibia

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50' - Elton Jantjies' conversion attempt is through the middle.

Boks lead 38-3 after 50 minutes

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49' - And to prove my point, a series of passes rather than kicks sees Warrick Gelant coast in for a the sixth try of the night

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48' - TRY!

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47' - Elton Jantjies kicks deep for some reason and Namibia's clearance is charged down into touch.

Lineout to Namibia.

The Boks will surely be better served keeping the ball in hand...

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CHANGES AT LAST

Vincent Koch departs, replaced by Thomas du Toit

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46' - Better from Namibia at scrum time as they enjoy a better spell of play.

But another knock sees another scrum.

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45' - Scrappy play again from SA and Schalk Brits turns the ball over, but it's knocked on thereafter.

Scrum to Namibia inside the Boks' half as the second half struggles to get flowing.

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44' - Cliven Loubser's kick rebounds off the right upright which has come in for some abuse tonight.

Third kick to have hit that same post.

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42' - Namibia go through the phases but make no ground.

They do earn a penalty however. Good result for them as they were going nowhere fast.

They will look to double their score with a second shot at goal.

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41' - Horrible yet again from Gelant as he drops a pass cold with no pressure.

Once again Willie le Roux breathes a sigh of relief somewhere in the stands...

28 Sep 2019

WE'RE BACK!

Second half about to start. No obvious changes.

Bit of a surprise Siya Kolisi is still a no-show

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