- The South African rugby team took Canada on in the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Tuesday
- A bonus point for the Springboks will secure the SA side's spot in the quarter-finals
- It is the first time in 20 years that the Boks took the Canadian side on in the #RWC
On Tuesday, rugby fans across the world watched as the Springboks challenged Canada for the first time in two decades. In their last meeting, the Boks defeated the Canadian side 51-18.
The #RWC2019 match officially got underway at 12:20pm with Canada kicking off. Just over two minutes into the game, Damian de Allende scored the first try for the Springboks.
Only two minutes later, Sbu Nkosi scored his first Rugby World Cup try. Elton Jantjies failed to convert the try, leaving the score at 12-0.
Cobus Reinach scored his try in the ninth minute of the game and this time Jantjies managed to convert the try. The Boks were leading 19-0 by the 11th minute of the game.
Reinach scored his second try in the 17th minute after the Boks won a scrum penalty. Jantjies was on point with his kick, changing the score to 26-0.
Hat-trick for Reinach - the Boks scrumhalf scored his third try in the first quarter of the game. After Jantjies' conversion, the Springboks were leading 33-0.
In the 27th minute, Warrick Gelant stepped his way over the try line, scoring a much-deserved five points for the Boks. Jantjies pulled off another successful conversion and the Springboks were leading 40-0 before the first 30 minutes of the game.
Five minutes later, Canada's number 19, Josh Larsen, was given a red card for a shoulder charge into the head of Bok prop, Thomas du Toit.
Just after the half-time whistle blew, Frans Steyn scored his 11th World Cup try. After the conversion by Jantjies, the Boks led with 47 to 0 by half time.
Canada came out the second half, showing some serious fight. With just 14 men on the field, the Canadian side got their first try in the 47th minute, scored by Matt Heaton.
After the TMO reviewed a potential obstruction, Pearce reached the try stands and it was converted by Peter Nelson. The Boks were still ahead with 47-7 on the score board.
Schalk Brits scored the Boks' first second-half try and Jantjies effortlessly converted it in the 55th minute, changing the score to 54-7.
In his second start for the Boks, 21-year-old Damian Willemse dived across the try line in the 65th minute. The try was the result of a powerful Bok scrum close to the line.
Elton Jantjies' kicking boot was consistently on point and he converted Willemse's try, adding two more points to the climbing Bok score.
By the 67th minute, the boys in green led with 61-7. Frans Malherbe scored his first test try in his 31st international appearance for the Springboks.
Jantjies' kick drifted to the left and he missed the conversion, leaving the score 66-7. The Springboks ended the match with a 59-point victory.
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