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Rugby World Cup – Iffy Springboks score nine tries against Namibia

Cliven Loubser of Namibia looks to tackle Schalk Brits (captain) of South Africa during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Namibia at the City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture,Toyota City September 28 2019 (Mandatory Byline Steve Haag Sports Hollywoodbets)

The Springboks got their first win of the World Cup over Namibia on Saturday when they ran in 9 tries against none.

They eventually beat their neighbours 57-3 in a match that saw plenty of mistakes from the Springboks on attack.

Namibia was no match for the Springboks and only manage one penalty in the first half.

South Africa started the game well with pressure on the Namibians forcing them to play inside their own twenty two.

After a few scrum penalties the Springboks forced a lineout and Bongi was at the end of a drive for the first try of the match.

The second came also from a drive from the lineout with Louw at the end of it. This gave them a 12-0 lead after 12 minutes.

The third try was again a drive from the lineout after Namibia got a yellow card. Bongi scored his second try and the lead was extended to 19-0 after 20 minutes in the first half.

Namibia showed some of their attacking play running down the field and forced a penalty which gave them their first points of the match through a penalty.

The Springboks answered back with some great vision from Gelant to send Mapimpi over for their bonus point try.

This gave the Springboks a 24-3 lead.

Some poor play form the Springboks backs did not help them getting better continuity in the match.

The Springboks finally showed their skills at the end of the half when they played with ball in hand from their own half to send Am over for his first try

This gave them a 31-3 lead at the break.

Namibia had first opportunity to put points on the board but missed the penalty and it was Gelant with the first try of the second half when Am got the break from a kick down field by Namibia.

This gave them a 38-3 lead after 50 minutes.

Mapimpi got another when Brits broke away from the lineout to give the inside pass to the speedster.

This gave the Springboks a 45-3 lead after 55 minutes into the game.

Some quick hands from the backs send Kolisi over for another Springbok try. With this try the Springboks hit the 50 mark.

Namibia with a silly shoulder on Brits led to a yellow card and another try for the Springboks when Brits broke away from the drive to get over the line.

The Springboks could not get over the line again even though they had plenty of chances.

At the end it is a bonus point win but not something Rassie would be very happy about.


Springboks: Tries –  Mbongeni Mbonambi(2), Francois Louw, Makazole Mapimpi(2), Lukhanyo Am, Warrick Gelant, Siya Kolisi, Schalk Brits Conversions – Jantjies(6)

Namibia: Penalties – Cliven Loubser

The teams thanked another brilliant crowed after the match

What was said after the match

Lood got the Man of the Match award


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  1. Iffy indeed – some players did not perform in Bok level. I stead of pushing for selection, they confirmed that they are the also-runs.

  2. How did Frank Steyn do?
    I saw the Sunking not in the line-up and was like “FTS” & shut it off. I will review later.

  3. @Americano: Frank raided the KFC once Nyakane left, so he is surely struggling a bit with conditioning. But the man has rugby in his genes (jeans?) and his decision-making is still spot-on. Playing outside a struggling (again! still!!!) Elton, he had his work cut out – disappointing that Disco Johnny did not give him an extended run at flyhalve (given Elton’s frailty) or even let him do some goalkicking (Elton missed a lot!).

  4. @cab: We should beat them quit easily with our A team. Biggest risk for me is if we lose Pollard – we have just 4 days before playing Canada.