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FT | RWC warm-up: Japan 7-41 Springboks

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06 Sep 2019

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06 Sep 2019

MATCH REPORT

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06 Sep 2019

NEXT UP...

Japan will open the 2019 Rugby World Cup in exactly two weeks against Russia, while the Springboks' next assignment is against the All Blacks on Saturday, September 21 in what should be a mouth-watering clash.

06 Sep 2019

GOOD FIRST 40, SCRAPPY SECOND HALF

The Boks will be happy with their first half effort, but will need to relook at their second half performance, despite running in a couple of late tries which blew out the scoreline and flattered the visitors somewhat.

06 Sep 2019

REVENGE!

That puts the 4-year heartache of Brighton 2015 to bed in emphatic fashion.

06 Sep 2019

CONVERSION IS ... GOOD!

Steyn converts to wrap up victory for the Springboks.

06 Sep 2019

THAT MAN JANTJIES!

No stopping Herschel Jantjies who scores for 14-man South Africa.

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TRY!

06 Sep 2019

LAST 3 MINUTES

Time's almost up.

06 Sep 2019

OH DEAR

Wicked bounce of the ball sees Japan denied a near-certain second five-pointer as it bounces into touch with Japan on attack.

06 Sep 2019

KOLBE GETS A DOUBLE

With Japan on attack, a wayward pass sees Cheslin Kolbe intercept and sprint 70m to score his second of the match.

Frans Steyn converts from in front.

06 Sep 2019

TRY!

06 Sep 2019

FLO SEES YELLOW

Referee Berry has had enough of the Boks' infringements as replacement loose forward Francois Louw sees yellow.

06 Sep 2019

MORE MISTAKES

Mistakes in the Boks' game continue as Japan attack as the clock ticks past the 70-minute mark

06 Sep 2019

BAD START

Frans Steyn and Herschel Jantjies struggling to have much impact after their introductions to the match.

Aimless kicking and knock-ons the order of the day thus far.

06 Sep 2019

SCRAPPY

The Test has turned a little scrappy as kicks go out on the full (De Allende) and penalties are conceded (Jantjies)

06 Sep 2019

SO CLOSE

Pieter-Steph du Toit very nearly intercepts in his 50th Test.

The try was on for all money!

06 Sep 2019

NYAKANE OFF

Replacement Trevor Nyakane limps off having come on as a substitute not long ago. Some sort of leg complaint.

Frans Malherbe re-enters the field of play.

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FANS IN GOOD VOICE

Thrilled by their team's try, the Japanese crowd begin a Mexican Wave

06 Sep 2019

DID YOU KNOW ... ?

Kotaro Matsushima was in fact born in Pretoria!

06 Sep 2019

CONVERSION IS ... GOOD!

Yu Tamura converts the try

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Horrible mix-up in the Springboks' backline sees Japan come away with the ball and there's no stopping Kotaro Matsushima as he dots down for his 17th Test try

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TRY TO JAPAN!

06 Sep 2019

STEYN ON

Frans Steyn trots on to the field, replacing Handre Pollard as the match enters its final quarter.

06 Sep 2019

NEW FRONT ROW

Numbers 1-2-3 are replaced by the Springboks as Bongi, Beast and Trevor enter the fray

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CONVERSION IS ... MISSED

Poor miss it must be said by Pollard

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That's THREE tries now for flying wing Makazole Mapimpi as he burns the defence down the far left-hand touchline

06 Sep 2019

HAT-TRICK FOR MAPIMPI!


06 Sep 2019

RELENTLESS

Japan pound away at the Boks' tryline, up to phase 14 now, but Kolisi turns the ball over and SA win a penalty.

Impressive stuff by SA

06 Sep 2019

DEFENCE WINS WORLD CUPS

And the Boks are showing that in spades today as they repel wave after wave of Japanese attack

06 Sep 2019

LINEOUT

Japan slow things down and set up a lineout 5m from the Springboks' tryline as No 8 Amanaki Mafi  limps off

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PENALTIES MOUNT

Referee Berry have a word with skipper Siya Kolisi as the penalty tally mounts against the visitors

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STRONG START

Japan look full of exterprise early in the second stanza as they drive forward in search of their first points

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CHANGES

Japan have made half-time changes to their front-row and lock pairing

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READY TO RUMBLE!

The second half is about to get under way

06 Sep 2019

*** HALF-TIME ***

The half-time whsitle sounds at the Kumagaya Sports Culture Park with South Africa comfortably ahead 22-0 at the break.

06 Sep 2019

LAST CHANCE OF THE HALF

Japan win a penalty but elect to set up a lineout as the HT hooter sounds

06 Sep 2019

PENALTY

Pollard slots a penalty to stretch the Springboks' lead

06 Sep 2019

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