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As it happened: Springboks 64-0 USA

2015-10-07 19:00
Last Updated at 22:21
07 Oct 19:44
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07 Oct 19:43
The Springboks have clearly come a long way since Japan. That was a second half of intensity and purpose. The quarter-finals await! 
07 Oct 19:40
Steyn's conversion is good and that's that. The Springboks put in an emphatic second half performance and finish top of Pool B at RWC 2015. They will play either Wales or Australia in the quarter-finals! SA 64-0 USA. 
07 Oct 19:39
80' TRY SPRINGBOKS! MVOVO! A great individual try as he kicks and chases the length of the field after immense Bok defence turns the ball over. 
07 Oct 19:35
80' Habana has lost it forward. USA scrum. 
07 Oct 19:35
80' Last chance for the Boks ... and Habana! 
07 Oct 19:34
79' A breather for the USA as they win a penalty for an Etzebeth high tackle. 
07 Oct 19:32
77' They'll have another lineout about 30m out ...
07 Oct 19:32
77' The Boks don't look like they're done yet ...
07 Oct 19:29
74' Steyn misses the conversion again. SA 57-0 USA. 
07 Oct 19:29
73' TRY SPRINGBOKS! JESSE KRIEL! That one looked really good. Morne Steyn cuts inside to Kriel, who took it at serious pace and sliced his way through the defence and over the line. 
07 Oct 19:26
72' Steyn sets up the lineout after a Bok penalty and it could very well be another rolling maul. 
07 Oct 19:26
71' Here go the Boks again ...
07 Oct 19:25
70' Steyn's conversion is away to the left. SA 52-0 USA. 
07 Oct 19:24
69' TRY SPRINGBOKS! Francois Louw again benefits from a dominant rolling maul. That's his second of the match! 
07 Oct 19:23
67' Habana almost breaks the World Cup record but can't control the ball over the line after Le Roux had stabbed it through! That could be tragic if he doesn't score another try at the tournament! 
07 Oct 19:21
66' Wow! A manic few minutes there as we can all catch our breath and watch Morne Steyn knock the ball into touch for another attacking Bok lineout. 
07 Oct 19:19
63' Rudy Paige is on for a Springbok debut as Fourie du Preez leaves the field! 
07 Oct 19:17
61' TRY! BRYAN HABANA! It's his 15th try in World Cups to equal Jonah Lomu's record! Somehow the ball popped out the back of the maul and the Bok wing was on hand to capitalise! Steyn adds the conversion. SA 47-0 USA. 
07 Oct 19:15
59' The lineout saw Damian de Allende released, who broke through and offloaded to Habana who ran in for one of his easier tries. Steyn converts. SA 40-0 USA. 
07 Oct 19:14
59' TRY SPRINGBOKS! BRYAN HABANA AGAIN! 
07 Oct 19:14
59' USA clear well and the Boks will have the lineout about 30m out. Frans Malherbe, meanwhile, has done his quarter-final credentials the world of good tonight in the absence of Jannie du Plessis. 
07 Oct 19:11
57' Steyn releases Kriel who could not find the offload to Habana. USA ball. 
07 Oct 19:10
56' And the Springbok bench is on in a big way. Trevor Nyakane and Schalk Brits come on for Beast and Bismarck while Morne Steyn is on for Handre Pollard. 
07 Oct 19:08
55' It's really opening up now for the Boks ... but De Allende loses the ball as another try looked very much on the cards. 
07 Oct 19:07
54' Pollard slots the conversion. SA 33-0 USA. 
07 Oct 19:06
53' TRY SPRINGBOKS! Francois Louw finishes off the rolling maul to score his seventh Test try! That looked all too easy ...
07 Oct 19:05
51' Habana looks like he wants that record tonight! Boks win the penalty for John Quill not rolling away. Pollard sets up the lineout 5m out! 
07 Oct 19:02
49' Heyneke Meyer wastes no time in getting Schalk Burger off the park to put his feet up with the game now won. Willem Alberts is on. 
07 Oct 19:01
48' Pollard misses the conversion. SA 26-0 USA. 
07 Oct 19:00
47' It's BISMARCK DU PLESSIS! Duane Vermeulen broke off the scrum but was stopped short. Du Plessis was then released and was never going to be stopped from that distance. Bonus point try for the Boks. 
07 Oct 18:59
47' TRY SPRINGBOKS!
07 Oct 18:58
46' Du Preez opts for the scrum ...
07 Oct 18:58
46' Boks go close but win the penalty 5m out for offside.
07 Oct 18:57
45' Schalk looks like he's taken a bit of a battering so far ...
07 Oct 18:56
45' It's going to be a battle for the USA now. The Boks have a lineout in the opposition half. 
07 Oct 18:55
44' The Boks looking really up for this second half ...
07 Oct 18:54
42' Pollard's conversion is good. SA 21-0 USA. 
07 Oct 18:54
41' Oh no! They're going upstairs to see if Habana was in front of Du Preez when he kicked the ball. But the TMO doesn't know so Pascal Gauzere awards the try! It is Habana's 13th World Cup try - 2 behind Jonah Lomu. 
07 Oct 18:52
41' TRY SPRINGBOKS! Francois Louw does brilliantly to turn the ball over before Fourie du Preez's kick through releases BRYAN HABANA, who gathers to score! 
07 Oct 18:51
41' Pollard gets the 2nd half underway ...
07 Oct 18:50
We're back now as the Boks look to be more clinical in the 2nd half ...
07 Oct 18:44
Nick Mallett: The Boks have had poor decision making, poor handling and poor passing. 
 
  • 84'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN. 64-0. Steyn adds the extras and that's the game! Brilliant display of running rugby shown by the Boks as they thump the eagles in their final pool match.

  • 84'

    SOUTH AFRICA 64 USA 0

  • 83'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MVOVO. 62-0. They go through the phases patiently. A loose pass is thrown and Mvovo stabs the kick through. He gathers and goes over in the left hand corner. Sloppy by the Eagles!!

  • 82'

    USA run themselves out of danger and take play up to halfway. They keep probing and take play up to the Boks 22.

  • 80'

    Now the Boks make a turnover on the deck. Le Roux offloads to Habana on the switch. He spills the ball however. USA scrum just outside their 22.

  • 79'

    Etzebeth is pinged for a high tackle. USA find touch inside Boks territory.

  • 78'

    The Boks are back on the attack. They take play up to USA's 22 but it comes to nothing as they spill the ball in contact. USA attack from deep inside their own half.

  • 77'

    The Boks take play up to halfway. They go through the phases patiently but Steyn kicks away possession.

  • 75'

    USA spill the ball from the restart after gathering. Boks scrum inside their 22.

  • 74'

    Steyn misses again. Easy points gone a begging.

  • 73'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KRIEL. 57-0. The Boks set up a driving maul. This time they are brought to ground. Now they go through the phases with their forwards. Paige swings the ball wide to Steyn who offloads to Kriel who hits the gap and goes over for his first try of the match.

  • 71'

    The Boks make another turnover. They take play up to halfway and USA are pinged on the deck. Steyn finds touch inside USA's 22.

  • 70'

    Steyn misses his conversion however.

  • 69'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LOUW. 52-0. They set up another driving maul and Louw crashes over from the back of the maul for his second try!

  • 68'

    The Boks set up a driving maul once again. They rumble forward . Now they swing the ball wide to le Roux who stabs through a grubber for Habana who fails to gather. The Boks win a penalty however and Steyn finds touch 5 metres from USA''s try-line.

  • 66'

    The Boks are back on the attack as they take play up to halfway. USA are pinged for a high tackle and Steyn finds touch inside USA's 22.

  • 64'

    Scrum Boks on the 10 metre mark. The Eagles win a free kick and now they attack.

  • 62'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN. 47-0. Steyn adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 61'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA. 45-0. The Boks are back on the attack as they take play up to USA''s 22. They set up a maul from broken play. The ball pops out on the side of the maul and Habana gathers and goes over in the right hand corner. Habana has a hat-trick.

  • 60'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN. 40-0. Steyn adds the extras.

  • 59'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA. 38-0. The Boks have an attacking line-out just outside USA's 22. De Allende breaks the line of defense and he offloads to Habana who scores under the sticks!!! What a try!

  • 57'

    The Boks set up a driving maul. Louw breaks away from the maul and takes play over halfway. Steyn swings the ball wide to Kriel who offloads to Habana, but it''s a poor pass and USA will have the put in to the scrum.

  • 56'

    Suniula kicks the ball into touch. Now the Boks ring the changes!

  • 55'

    The Boks are looking full of running as they take play up to halfway. De Allende spills the pass from Pollard. USA scrum.

  • 53'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 33-0. Pollard adds the extras.

  • 52'

    The Boks take play up to USA's 22. Quill is pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Line-out for the Boks 5 metres from USA's try-line.

  • 52'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LOUW. 31-0. The Boks set up a driving maul. They rumble forward and try! Louw crashes over from the back of the maul.

  • 50'

    The Boks launch a bomb, and USA spill the ball in the air. Scrum Boks just inside USA''s half.

  • 49'

    USA attack inside the Boks 22. They are pinged for holding onto the ball on the deck. Pollard finds touch on halfway.

  • 48'

    Pollard pulls his conversion kick to the left.

  • 47'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DU PLESSIS. 26-0. Vermeulen picks up from the back of the scrum and almost crashes over! Du Preez feeds a quick ball to du Plessis who goes over for the bonus point try!!

  • 46'

    The Boks attack from a line-out just outside USA's 22. They take play up to USA's try-line. They patiently go through the phases and they win a penalty after USA are pinged for being offside at the ensuing ruck. Boks scrum 5 metres from USA's try-line.

  • 43'

    USA searching for their first try as they take play up to halfway. They make little headway as they are thumped back on aggressive defence by the Boks.

  • 42'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 21-0. Pollard adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 41'

    Pollard gets the second half underway! Suniula gathers and finds touch just outside USA's 22.

  • 41'

    Louw makes a turnover on the ground. Du Preez stabs through a grubber and Habana gathers and goes over in the right hand corner. Brilliant piece of play by du Preez. TMO will have a quick look for offside.

  • 41'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA. 19-0.

  • 40'

    USA go through the phases inside the Boks 22. They make little headway and now they are pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground. Pollard finds touch and that's the half as the players head into the shed for a well deserved break.

  • 40'

    SOUTH AFRICA 14 USA 0

  • 39'

    The Boks go through the phases. They win another penalty. The cut out ball is intercepted by Scully and the takes play up to halfway. They win a penalty after the Boks fail to roll away at the breakdown.

  • 37'

    The Boks attack and take play up to USA's try-line. They go through the phases with their forwards. Thompson is pinged for going off his feet at the breakdown. Scrum for the Boks 5 metres from USA's try-line.

  • 35'

    Both teams are kicking away valuable possession. Let's keep ball in hand!

  • 33'

    The Boks are pinged on the deck 5 metres from USA's try-line. Scully finds touch just outside USA's 22.

  • 31'

    End to end stuff by the Boks as they take play up to USA's half. USA almost make a turnover on the deck, but they spill the ball in the process. Boks scrum.

  • 29'

    Le Roux finds touch inside USA's half with a monster punt from the restart.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 14-0. Pollard stretches their lead.

  • 27'

    PENALTY TRY, SOUTH AFRICA. USA are pinged yet again at the scrum and the Boks are awarded a penalty try!

  • 26'

    USA are pinged for collapsing the scrum. We will have another scrum!

  • 25'

    The Boks win a penalty on the deck. They opt for another scrum 5 metres from USA's try-line.

  • 24'

    The Boks win a turnover. Pollard slips through a gap and take play up to USA's try-line. The Boks go through the phases with their forwards. They quickly play the blindside to de Allende who offloads to Kriel. He steps and beats two defenders and goes over in the right hand corner. The TMO will have a quick look to see if the ball was grounded.

  • 24'

    No try. The ball was held up. Boks scrum.

  • 22'

    Vermeulen gives away a penalty at the deck. Suniula finds touch on halfway.

  • 22'

    Habana leaves the field for a concussion test. He is replaced by Serfontein.

  • 21'

    No foul play! USA scrum inside their 22.

  • 20'

    Burger kicks away possession and now the Boks are back on attack as they take play up to halfway.

  • 20'

    Du Preez launches a bomb. Scully gathers brilliantly but there is a clash of heads as both players stay down. The crowd cheers as they get back on their feet. The TMO will have a quick look for foul play.

  • 19'

    Pollard launches a bomb but Scully is up to the task as he makes the mark in his 22. He finds touch just outside USA's 22.

  • 19'

    The Boks swing the ball wide to Burger who spills the ball in contact. Burger stays down! He is back on his feet. USA Scrum.

  • 17'

    The Boks rumble forward with their driving maul. They take play up to USA's 22, but it comes to nothing as the Boks failed to produce the ball from the maul. USA scrum.

  • 16'

    USA are pinged for holding onto the ball on the deck. Pollard finds touch on USA's 10 metre mark.

  • 15'

    His kick hits the left hand upright. Pollard clears but he fails to find touch and USA are back on the attack.

  • 14'

    Etzebeth is pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Kruger will have a shot at goal.

  • 13'

    USA go through the phases but they make little headway as they struggle to get into the Boks 22.

  • 11'

    The Boks are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Scully finds touch just outside the Boks 22.

  • 10'

    USA attack but they are thumped back on defence. Suniula clears and le Roux gathers and now the Boks counter. They make a hash of it however as his pass is lost forward by Mvovo.

  • 8'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 7-0. Pollard adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 7'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE ALLENDE. 5-0. The Boks win a penalty and they take the quick tap. They swing the ball wide to Burger who offloads to de Allende. He hits a gap and goes over for his first test try.

  • 5'

    The Boks win a penalty after USA are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Pollard finds touch just outside USA's 22.

  • 4'

    Du preez hoofs the ball down field. USA go through the phases, but it comes to nothing as they spill the ball. Scrum on halfway for the Springboks.

  • 3'

    He has the direction but not the distance.

  • 2'

    USA take play up to halfway. They win a penalty after the Springboks are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Niua will have a shot at goal.

  • 1'

    Suniula gets us underway! His kick is gathered by du Preez who hoofs the ball down field. Now the Eagles attack.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool B Rugby World Cup encounter between South Africa and USA from Olympic Stadium in London . We'll return shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made just two injury-enforced changes for today's clash against the USA. Frans Malherbe will start his first match of the season for South Africa while Rudy Paige could make his Test debut off the bench. Malherbe comes in at tighthead prop for Jannie du Plessis in the only change to the pack. The backline shows only one personnel change as well, at wing where Lwazi Mvovo takes over from JP Pietersen, with Bryan Habana moving over to the right wing. Pietersen was not considered this week due to injury, while a decision was taken to give Du Plessis and Victor Matfield time to get over some niggles due to the short turn-around after the Scotland match. Joining Paige on the bench is Morné Steyn, who both could get their first taste of Rugby World Cup action this year. Schalk Brits and Coenie Oosthuizen are also back amongst the reserves this week.

  • 0'

    USA coach Mike Tolkin has made 12 changes to the starting line-up that lost to Scotland, an unusually high figure for the Eagles. Only twice have they made more changes between World Cup matches, having made 14 changes between their second and third, and between their third and fourth matches in 2011. Only Phil Thiel, Samu Manoa and Blaine Scully have retained their places in the starting line-up from the Scotland match. The match-day 23 includes seven players who have not played in Rugby World Cup 2015 so far. Five of them (Louis Stanfill, Matthew Trouville, Niku Kruger, Zach Test and Andrew Suniula) will start and two others (Joe Taufetee and Mate Moeakiola) are on the bench. Trouville, Kruger and Test will make their World Cup debuts, while Taufetee could do the same by coming on as a replacement. If he comes off the bench, Moeakiola (37) will become the third-oldest player to represent USA at the World Cup, behind fly-half Mark Williams (38 in 1999) and prop Fred Paoli (37 in 1991). He would also become the eighth USA player to feature in three World Cups. Manoa will captain the Eagles for the first time in his test career.

  • 0'

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South Africa USA
  • 10 Tries 0
    • 6' Damian de Allende
    • 26' Penalty Try
    • 41' Bryan Habana
    • 46' Bismarck Du Plessis
    • 52' Francois Louw
    • 58' Bryan Habana
    • 60' Bryan Habana
    • 68' Francois Louw
    • 72' Jesse Kriel
    • 80' Lwazi Mvovo
  • 7 Conversions 0
    • 7' Handre Pollard
    • 27' Handre Pollard
    • 41' Handre Pollard
    • 53' Handre Pollard
    • 59' Morne Steyn
    • 62' Morne Steyn
    • 80' Morne Steyn
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Francois Louw
  • Schalk Burger
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Fourie du Preez
  • Handre Pollard
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Bryan Habana
  • Willie Le Roux
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  • Olive Kilifi
  • Phillip Thiel
  • Chris Baumann
  • Louis Stanfill
  • Matt Trouville
  • Daniel Barrett
  • John Quill
  • Samu Manoa
  • Niku Kruger
  • Shalom Suniula
  • Zack Test
  • Andrew Suniula
  • Folau Niua
  • Brett Thompson
  • Blaine Scully
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Schalk Brits
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Willem Alberts
  • Rudy Paige
  • Morne Steyn
  • Jan Serfontein
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  • Joseph Taufete'e
  • Zachary Fenoglio
  • Matekitonga Moeakiola
  • Titi Lamositele
  • Cameron Dolan
  • Al McFarland
  • Michael Petri
  • Chris Wyles

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