Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa v Namibia - Live updates

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South Africa 57 - 3 Namibia

South Africa 57 (Tries: Makazole Mapimpi 2, Bongi Mbonambi 2, Lukhanyo Am, Schalk Brits, Warrick Gelant, Siya Kolisi, Francois Louw; Elton Jantjies 6 cons) 

Namibia 3 (Cliven Loubser pen)

80min - It's all over! One way traffic all game, but credit to Namibia for hanging in there, South Africa far too good. 

77min - Mistake from South Africa, another knock on just 5metres out. 

75min - South Africa still searching for more points here! Not done with yet. 

70min - Namibia win a penalty and work the ball down field. 

67min - Double knock on is the call and Namibia will win the scrum. 

64min - TRY - South Africa, off the lineout and it's the captain Schalk Brits who scores off the drive. Kick is good. South Africa 57 - 3 Namibia

64min - Namibia have another man sent to the bin, Johannes Coetzee is called for obstruction. 

62min - Massive counter ruck from South Africa and the bench players are looking to heap more misery on Namibia. 

59min - TRY - South Africa, another slick back line move and with his first touch of the ball, kick is wide. South Africa 50 - 3 Namibia

58min - South Africa work the ball forward and are just 10 metres out. Siya Kolisi goes over untouched. Kick is good. 

54min - TRY - South Africa, gorgeous! Off the lineout and winger Mapimpi gets an inside ball and slices through to score. Kick is good. South Africa 45 - 3 Namibia

52min - Really close once again from South Africa as Namibia clear, should've scored there.

48min - TRY! South Africa, lovely from Am, he breaks open the Namibia defence and finds fullback Warrick Gelant who scores. Kick is good. South Africa 38 - 3 Namibia.

43min - Penalty won by Namibia at the breakdown, they kick for goal. It hits the post and Steyn clears. 

41min - Back underway here!

41min - Silky play from the Boks and it's a TRY! South Africa, he started the break with a nice ball to Kwagga Smith, they recycle and it's Lukhanyo Am who scores. Kick is good. South Africa 31 - 3 Namibia 

39min - Namibia can't help themselves at the breakdown and South Africa win the penalty. 

37min - Frans Steyn is called for a high tackle there as he makes the tackle around the neck...

36min - Still dominance at scrum time for South Africa, winning all the ball no matter who has the feed.

31min - South Africa win the penalty over the ball and the kick misses touch. 

27min - TRY - South Africa, slick from South Africa and they shift the ball left and it's the winger Makazole Mapimpi who scores. Kick is wide. South Africa 24 - 3 Namibia

22min - Great attack from Namibia as they fly down the right hand side, they win a penalty. Kick for the points. South Africa 19 - 3 Namibia. 

21min - Rare mistake from South Africa, a knock on comes as they turn to some unstructured play. 

17min - TRY - South Africa, after the penalty South Africa kick it out, set up a rolling maul from the lineout and score through hooker Mbonambi who has two. Kick is good. South Africa 19 - 0 Namibia

17min- So much go forward for South Africa here and Namibia lose a man, Adriaan Booysen will go to the bin for an intentional knock on.

15min - TRY - South Africa, far too easy from South Africa, lineout maul try.. nothing else to say, Francois Louw scores. Kick hits the post.  South Africa 12 - 0 Namibia.

12min - Nice defence from Namibia, they tackle the winger Makazole Mapimpi out and take the quick lineout before clearing. 

10min - TRY - South Africa, no real defence from Namibia from the lineout and the hooker goes over from a line out maul, Bongi Mbonambi scores. Kick is good. South Africa 7 - 0 Namibia

9min - In the ninth minute, Namibia have been warned about no more penalties outherwise a yellow will come. 

6min - Huge from the Boks at scrum time they win a penalty. 

4min - Schalk Brits goes very close off the scrum but it's called as a knock on and they will have another scrum.  

3min - Dominance from the outset from South Africa but Namibia do well to force a maul and a turnover to win a scrum. 

1min - Early chargedown from South Africa to put Namibia on the front foot, South Africa have a 22m lineout. 

1min - Kick off here and we are underway!


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Rugby World Cup match between South Africa and Namibia from Toyota Stadium. 

Live coverage from 9:45pm

Pre-match banter: Who do NZ punters see as All Blacks' biggest threat?

With the Rugby World Cup now in full swing, Kiwi punters are also off to a flyer with their flutters.

While there's been a flood of cash coming in on the nation's beloved All Blacks, the numbers would also suggest there's one team emerging that Kiwis are most wary of as a threat to the men in black's historic threepeat.

"They like Ireland," TAB's Mark Stafford told The Cup 19 podcast. "More than England."

In fact, the English - also seen as a serious contender for the Cup - have seen relatively less respect from the NZ market, per the numbers.

If you're looking for underdogs - and let's face it, most of us are -  Stafford believes the hosts - after a nervous start against Russia - are an ideal candidate.

"I think Japan is the most likely at this stage to cause an upset given they're at home, and I feel like they've had their bad game now."

Try scorer has also been a hugely popular betting option, where the majority of the All Blacks outlay has been on wings Sevu Reece and George Bridge, as well as in-form forward Ardie Savea.

But according to Stafford, a savvy play of late has been on the hookers, who are reaping the rewards of forwards dominance when it comes to mismatches against the minnows.

"When you get a powerful team against a tier two team, they take the 5m lineout, [the hooker] joins the back of the rolling maul - then it's a try. A lot of teams are doing it.

"There are plenty of hookers scoring and they offer really good value."

And as the money so far dictates, there's one particular scenario that the TAB does not want to see eventuate.

"The worst case scenario would be the All Blacks and South Africa meeting in the final and the All Blacks winning, Sevu Reece being the top try scorer of the tournament, and Beauden Barrett being the player of the tournament. 

"That's just alarm bells all over the place."

Listen to the full episode above