- On Friday, the Springboks faced off against Italy in the Rugby World Cup
- The match proved to be important for the SA side's fate in the #RWC2019
- The Boks came out victorious as the winners
Cheslin Kolbe put the first points on the scoreboard, stepping his way across the try line in the first six minutes of the game.
A second try was scored by Bongi Mbonambi in the 26th minute of the game, making the score 17-3 in favour of the boys in green.
The second half kicked off with the score remaining the same. In the 42nd minute, Italian prop Andrea Lovotti was given a red card for a dangerous tackle on Duane Vermeulen.
Shorlty after the red card, Pieter-Steph du Toit scored a try. However, Wayne Barnes overturned the try for obstruction by captain Siya Kolisi.
In the 53rd minute, shortly after Pollard put over a penalty kick, Cheslin Kolbe scored his second try for the match, resulting in a 25-3 score.
Not five minutes later, Lukhanyo Am scored his first try, which was converted by Handre Pollard. Am's try acted as South Africa's bonus point, Briefly.co.za gathered.
In the 67th minute, Makazole Mapimpi rushed passed the try line, scoring the 5th try for the Springboks. The try was successfully converted by Handre Pollard, making the score 39-3.
With only minutes left of the clock, RG Snyman scored a try after Cheslin Kolbe put pressure on the Italian full-back, forcing him to keep the ball in touch.
Pollard missed the conversion, leaving the score 44-3. The whistle went off with the Springboks still having ball at hand. On the 82nd minute, Malcolm Marx scored the final try of the game, ending the match with a score of 49-3.
We're proud of our boys in green!
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