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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

81'
Conversion

Manie Libbok converts the try.

81'
Try

South Africa are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Kwagga Smith picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

80'

Jaden Hendrikse sets up the try.

80'

A gap opened in the defence and Afusipa Taumoepeau took full advantage.

74'

Patrick Pellegrini curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

73'
Try

A bit of individual brilliance by Patrick Pellegrini leads to a try for Tonga

72'

A gap opened in the defence and Patrick Pellegrini took full advantage.

71'

A gap opened in the defence and Manie Libbok took full advantage.

71'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Patrick Pellegrini getting some game time.

70'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with William Havili being replaced.

70'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Tau Koloamatangi getting some game time.

70'

Tonga decide to make a substitution, with Siegfried Fisi'ihoi being replaced.

70'

Tonga make a substitution with Afusipa Taumoepeau coming on.

68'

Tonga make a substitution with Malakai Fekitoa coming off.

68'

Tonga sub Paula Ngauamo comes onto the field.

64'

Samiuela Moli departs for Tonga.

64'
Conversion

The South Africa supporters go wild as Manie Libbok successfully kicks the conversion.

64'
Try

Great hands by South Africa leads to a try for Marco van Staden

62'

Spellbinding play by Jaden Hendrikse is finished off with a try.

62'

The defensive line has been broken as Canan Moodie goes through the gap.

62'

The defensive line has been broken as Kwagga Smith goes through the gap.

62'

South Africa sub Franco Mostert comes onto the field.

61'

Marvin Orie departs for South Africa.

61'

Marco van Staden comes on for South Africa.

58'

Siya Kolisi leaves the field.

58'

Sione Vailanu comes on for Tonga.

58'

Semisi Paea leaves the field.

58'

Steven Kitshoff comes on for South Africa.

58'

Ox Nche leaves the field.

58'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Manie Libbok kicks the conversion.

58'
Try

A penetrating move by South Africa results in a try for Willie Le Roux.

57'

Canan Moodie played a key part in that try.

56'

Joe Apikotoa comes on.

54'

Ben Tameifuna comes off.

54'

Ox Nche comes on.

54'

Steven Kitshoff comes off.

54'

William Havili has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

54'
Try

A penetrating move by Tonga results in a try for Fine Inisi.

52'

What a run here by Fine Inisi as they get over the gainline!

52'

That's a great try assist by William Havili.

52'

Sonatane Takulua comes on.

51'

Augustine Pulu comes off.

51'

Adam Coleman comes on.

50'

Sam Lousi comes off.

50'

Samiuela Moli comes on.

50'

Paula Ngauamo comes off.

50'

Kwagga Smith comes on.

50'

Jasper Wiese comes off.

50'

Jaden Hendrikse comes on.

50'

Cobus Reinach comes off.

50'

Manie Libbok comes on.

50'

Handre Pollard comes off.

50'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Handre Pollard kicks the conversion.

50'
Try

The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Jesse Kriel dots the ball down from close range.

48'

South Africa make a substitution with Trevor Nyakane coming on.

44'

South Africa make a substitution with Vincent Koch coming off.

44'

South Africa make a substitution with Steven Kitshoff coming on.

44'

South Africa make a substitution with Ox Nche coming off.

44'

Fine Inisi makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

41'

Fabulous play by Tonga has led to Fine Inisi being able to wriggle through a gap.

40'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

41'

The ball swings towards the posts but floats to the right, William Havili will have to re-adjust the radar.

38'
Try

The pick and go results in a try for Tonga as Ben Tameifuna goes over.

37'

That's a great try assist by Sione Havili.

37'
Conversion

Handre Pollard does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

32'
Try

It's going to take a miracle to stop this South Africa maul...no miracles today as Deon Fourie powers over.

31'

Jesse Kriel comes on.

28'

Makazole Mapimpi comes off.

28'
Conversion

Handre Pollard makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

20'
Try

Canan Moodie goes on their own for a try.

19'

This is dangerous for the defence as Canan Moodie bursts through to advance the South Africa attack.

19'

This is dangerous for the defence as Fine Inisi bursts through to advance the Tonga attack.

16'
Conversion

Handre Pollard has kicked a conversion.

5'
Try

A stunning solo try from Cobus Reinach

4'

The defensive line has been broken as Cobus Reinach goes through the gap.

4'
Penalty Goal

William Havili has kicked a penalty goal.

2'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Bonus Points Awarded

+1
7 Tries scored

Match Details

South Africa v Tonga

Rugby World Cup - Round 4
Sun 1st October 2023, 02:00pm CDT
Orange Velodrome

Points Flow Chart

South Africa win +31
South Africa
Tonga
South Africa
Time in lead
Tonga
78
Mins in lead
2
95%
% Of Game In Lead
2%
59%
Possession Last 10 min
41%
7
Points Last 10 min
5

Key Events

Full Time
Libbok
49 - 18
81'
Smith
47 - 18
80'
Pellegrini
72'
42 - 18
Libbok
42 - 13
64'
van Staden
40 - 13
62'
Libbok
35 - 13
58'
Le Roux
33 - 13
57'
Inisi
52'
28 - 13
Pollard
28 - 8
50'
Kriel
26 - 8
48'
Half Time
Tameifuna
37'
21 - 8
Pollard
21 - 3
32'
Fourie
19 - 3
31'
Pollard
14 - 3
20'
Moodie
12 - 3
19'
Pollard
7 - 3
5'
Reinach
5 - 3
4'
Havili
2'
0 - 3
Start

Win Probability

South Africa
96%
Draw
0%
Tonga
4%
Conversion by Manie Libbok

Momentum

0'
HT
FT
South Africa
Tonga

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3.5
14
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
1.8
10
Entries

Attack Profile

South Africa
Tonga
More Less More

Defence Profile

South Africa
Tonga
More Less More

Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
61%
41%
3-6 secs
22%
35%
6+ secs
12%
17%
89
Rucks Won
76

Last 5 Penalties

61'
66'
68'
69'
76'
South Africa
Tonga

Other Fixtures

Comments

4 Comments
L
LEWY 258 days ago

Tonga battled well, but the boks are inevitable

C
Cam 258 days ago

There are going to be some sore bodies tomorrow!

B
Barend 258 days ago

Good guys

E
Etienne 258 days ago

The Springbok B-team is doing well.

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