How Springboks could still MISS out on World Cup quarter
Despite claiming a bonus-point win over Tonga on Sunday, the Springboks still face an anxious wait as they head into what is effectively a ‘bye week’, while knowing there is a somewhat slim.
Boks' Pool B fate: Only a slim mathematical chance world
Bookmark Springboks. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images) The Springboks moved closer to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after a 49-18 win over Tonga in Marseille, but there is a mathematical chance they could still fall out.
South Africa wing Mapimpi ruled out of World Cup
Mapimpi was injured in a clash of heads with Augustine Pulu in the Springboks’ 49-18 Pool B victory. The only way they can be knocked out of the tournament is if Scotland beat top-ranked.
Updated standings: How Springboks can qualify for quarter
Springboks Must Simply Target a Bonus Point Win Over Tonga A bonus-point win for the Boks will take them to 15 log points – the most Scotland can reach – and even then the Scots would need to beat Ireland with a bonus point in their final pool game to get there.
Boks' World Cup dream can still be dashed
Boks’ World Cup dream can still be dashed. Despite taking a major step towards qualifying for the World Cup quarter-finals, the Springboks are still vulnerable to a shock early exit from the tournament. South Africa at least temporarily climbed to the top of Pool B by scoring seven tries to earn a bonus-point victory over Tonga on Sunday night.
VIDEO: Boks sweating over quarterfinal permutations
The Springboks struggled past a bruising Tongan team in Marseille on Sunday – winning 49-18 and picking up another injury along the way. Having gotten the win and a bonus point against Tonga, they perhaps fell short in terms of increasing their points differential significantly enough.
South Africa on brink of knockouts with Tonga win
South Africa are on the brink of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after a bonus-point victory over Tonga. The Springboks scored three first-half tries through Cobus Reinach, Canan Moodie and.
South Africa close in on quarterfinals with bonus
The five points collected in Marseille just about guarantees the Springboks’ passage to the quarter-finals. Barring an upset in the match involving Scotland and Ireland next week, Siya Kolisi’s.
South Africa 49
The Springboks scored seven tries against a spirited Tongan side in Marseille. Highlights: Wins for Argentina, Fiji and Scotland at Rugby World Cup South Africa earned a bonus-point 49-18 win.
Heroic Ireland show World Cup credentials by defeating Springboks in
O’Mahony makes a mess of the Springboks’ line-out and now it is Ireland who throw inside the 22. But it’s a Mostert steal at the tail and South Africa clear to halfway through De Klerk.