2019/11/13 11:54:24
01:51:50PM

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

01:48:01PM
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.
01:46:17PM
FULL-TIME: South Africa 49-3 Italy
01:45:59PM
83'- Pollard again misses with his conversion attempt...
01:45:27PM
82'- TRY to the Springboks as replacement hooker Malcolm Marx barges over after a dominant driving maul.
01:43:56PM
80' - The Boks with one last surge on the Italian line after the hooter...
01:42:46PM
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...
01:42:03PM
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.
01:40:27PM

76'- Pollard misses the conversion to the left.

SA 44-3 Italy

01:39:51PM
It was set up by a great tackle from Kolbe on Italian fullback Matteo Minozzi, who wildly threw the ball in-field...
01:39:12PM
75'- TRY to the Springboks as RG Snyman scoops on a loose Italian ball to score in the corner. His first Test try.
01:37:54PM
75'- The Boks are throwing too many wild passes in this game. Their execution has let them down against a very poor Italian outfit.
01:35:24PM

73'- DEFENDERS BEATEN

SA 15

Italy 14

01:35:05PM

73'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK

SA 444m

Italy 241m

01:29:08PM

68'- Pollard chips over the CONVERSION.

SA 39-3 Italy

01:28:30PM
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.
01:24:04PM
64'- Bok sub: Louw on for Vermeulen.
01:21:57PM

62'- PENALTIES CONCEDED

SA 5

Italy 10

01:21:09PM
60'- Bok subs: Mostert on at lock for De Jager, Jantjies on at scrumhalf for De Klerk.
01:19:46PM
Not that it will matter much in this Pool B, but that was also the bonus-point try for South Africa.
01:18:53PM

59'- CONVERSION slotted by Pollard.

SA 32-3 Italy

01:18:15PM
57'- TRY to the Springboks as centre Lukhanyo Am intercepts to score! It comes after helter-skelter period of attack from both sides.
01:15:58PM
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.
01:12:41PM
53'- Marx and Snyman are also now on for the Boks. Mbonambi and Etzebeth off.
01:12:00PM

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

SA 25-3 Italy

01:11:08PM
52'- TRY to the Springboks as Cheslin Kolbe collects a cross-kick from Pollard to round off his second try in style!
01:09:05PM

50'- PENALTY slotted by Pollard.

SA 20-3 Italy

01:08:32PM
50'- The Boks get penalty in front - and Pollard will line up a shot at goal...
01:03:50PM
45'- Bok subs: Kitshoff, Koch and Steyn all on.
01:02:55PM
45'- TRY cancelled as replays show obstruction from captain Siya Kolisi.
01:02:23PM

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...

01:00:07PM
42'- RED CARD for Andrea Lovotti. Absolute madness from the Italian prop!
12:59:25PM
Replays show a clear tip tackle from prop Andrea Lovotti.
12:58:25PM

42'- TMO CALL

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

12:57:26PM
42' - Italy into the red zone after a strong run by SA-born Braam Steyn. He brushed off Duane Vermeulen in the process.
12:53:34PM
Welcome back for the second half! Pollard restarts proceedings...
12:48:23PM
Interestingly, the territory stakes are level at 50% at half-time and Italy have enjoyed slightly more possession 51%.
12:40:00PM

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.

12:38:42PM
HALF-TIME: South Africa 17-3 Italy
12:37:50PM
39'- No they can't as Bok skipper Siya Kolisi is penalised for an illegal cleanout at a ruck...
12:36:56PM
38'- Boks probing near the Italian tryline. Can they finish the half on a high note?