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

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South Africa 49 - 3 Italy

Full time!

83min - TRY - South Africa, a simple lineout drive from South Africa and it's Malcolm Marx who scores. Kick is wide. South Africa 49 - 3 Italy

81min - Penalty won by South Africa and they kick to the corner. 

79min - Kolbe is limping, not looking too flash, maybe an ankle injury. 

79min - Kolbe nearly lights up the Italian defence, the little winger sprints down field but is tackled 20 minutes out. Italy scrum after the knock on.

76min - TRY - South Africa, the kick from Steyn goes to an Italy player, Kolbe forces a mistake and Matteo Minozzi throws it straight to RG Snyman who scores. Kick is wide. South Africa 44 - 3 Italy

74min - A little sloppy there from South Africa, handling error and Italy win a scrum feed.

73min - Pollard comes up with the mistake and Italy clear. 

71min - Offside called against Italy and South Africa will push forward for another try. 

68min - TRY - South Africa, a great kick in behind from Willie le Roux and Makazole Mapimpi catches and gathers to score. Kick is good. South Africa 39 - 3 Italy.  

67min - South Africa are still carrying with power and are close now. 

64min - Knock on from South Africa and Italy will have the scrum feed. 

62min - Great work at the breakdown and South Africa win a penalty. Kick for touch. 

58min - TRY - South Africa, an intercept from the centre and he scores, it's Lukhanyo Am. Kick is good. South Africa 32 - 3 Italy.  

57min - South Africa go close again, Italy make an intercept and nearly score themselves. South Africa gather and clear. 

56min - Knock on called against South Africa as they look for more points, 14-men Italy are knackered. 

53min - TRY - South Africa, lovely try, Pollard chips a kick out to the wing and it's Kolbe who gathers the ball and scores his second. Kick is wide. South Africa 25 - 3 Italy

50min - Another one called agaisnt Italy and South Africa will take the three. Kick is good. South Africa 20 - 3 Italy

49min - Penalty won by South Africa for diving on the ball, they will kick for touch. 

47min - Great defence from South Africa, they force a kick from Italy and Pollard will clear. 

45min - Pollard makes a break and finds Pieter-Steph du Toit for the try, but it's called back for an obstruction on Siya Kolisi - Italy penalty. 

43min - WOW, he's been picked up and dropped on his head - red card is the call on Andrea Lovotti - that's stupid from the Italians.

43min - What a run from Steyn, he fends off Duane Vermeulen and nearly scores, penalty goes to Italy but Duane Vermeulen is dumped on his head after the whistle, TMO is called. 

42min - Knock on from South Africa, another Italy scrum. 

41min - Back underway for the second half. 

40min - That's it for the first half, it's half time. 

39min - Italy win the penalty at the breakdown and will kick for touch. 

38min - MIstake from Italy, they kick out on the full with the call of taken back, South Africa lineout. 

37min - Knock on from South Africa and Italy clear.

36min - Italy give away another penalty, South Africa will kick for touch. 

35min - No advantage from a high tackle, Barnes is going to the TMO, neck roll against Italy, South Africa will kick for touch. 

33min - Penalty won by Italy at lineout time and they go to the corner again. 

31min - South Africa win a scrum off the lineout.

30min - Offside against South Africa and Italy will kick for the corner. 

Confirmation it will be uncontested scrums for the rest of the game. 

27min - TRY - South Africa, from the lineout it's dominant from South Africa and Bongi Mbonambi scores. Kick is good. South Africa 17 - 3 Italy. 

26min - South Africa work the ball left under advantage but the pass doesn't stick to Willie le Roux who would've scored. Kick for touch is the call.  

24min - Fantastic work from Duane Vermeulen who wins a penalty at the breakdown and South Africa kick for touch. 

23min - South Africa clear through Pollard and Italy have a lineout around halfway. 

22min - Nice work from South Africa, they win the maul call and the scrum. 

22min - Another South African knock on and an Italy scrum 5m out. 

20min - Mistake from Pollard, he takes the run instead of the kick and he knocks the ball on in his own 22, Italy scrum. 

19min - Uncontested scrum now, Italy have injuries and a player in the HIA, so for 10 minutes it will be uncontested. 

19 min - A little kick duel happens there and you would probably say Itay won that duel, they win a lineout. 

16min - Knock on from Faf de Klerk as he loses his grip on the turf, Italy scrum. 

15min - South Africa win a penalty and will kick for touch. 

14min - Tap back from Italy and it will earn South Africa a lineout. 

12min - Penalty called for a high shot, South Africa will kick the points. It's good. South Africa 10 - 3 Italy.

10min - Off the kick off and Matteo Minozzi knocks the ball on, South Africa scrum 20 metres out.

8min - Italy draw the penalty and will kick for goal. It's good. South Africa 7 - 3 Italy.

6min - TRY - South Africa, a well worked try from the Springboks, they work the ball to the right and it's Cheslin Kolbe who scores. Kick is good. South Africa 7 - 0 Italy.

5min - South Africa work the ball forward and are 10 min out.

4min - Massive first scrum feed from South Africa and they win a penalty and will kick for touch. 

2min - Turnover made from South Africa then a knock on from Italy, South Africa scrum. 

1min - Early scrum win for Italy, after an early knock on from Kolbe. 

1min - Kick off! Italy to kick.

10:45pm - Both anthems are done now and we are just moments away from kick off.

10:41 pm - It's time for the anthems now, lets go! A couple of bangers 


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

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Pre-match chat: Springbok Eben Etzebeth cleared to face Italy

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth will line-up against Italy in a must-win Rugby World Cup Pool B clash at the Shizuoka Stadium in Japan on Friday despite allegations of physical and racial abuse hanging over him.

The matter stems from an incident in the South African coastal town of Langebaan on August 25, during which a man was allegedly racially and physically abused by a group that included Etzebeth.

The South African Human Right Commission (SAHRC) will approach the Equality Court on Friday to ask it to hear what amounts to a civil case, a date for which will only be set later.

State prosecutors have yet to decide whether there is a case to answer.

Etzebeth has denied any wrongdoing and for now remains part of the South African squad.

Captain Siya Kolisi said Etzebeth had not been affected by the drama.

"Not from what I'm seeing. We've been just preparing for the game," Kolisi said. "That's all we've been talking about. It's a very important game for us this week.

"Every game for us from now on is a play-off game. If we slip up, we're out of the competition so that's what we've been focusing on."

"Eben is part of our squad for the World Cup. He's going to be playing tomorrow and he's going to be focusing on the game," added Springboks assistant coach Mzwandile Stick said.

South African Rugby said on Thursday it would abide by the jurisdiction of the Equality Court and confirmed it had instituted an "internal process" to address the issue.

The timing of Wednesday's announcement by the SAHRC will be of some concern to Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.

It comes two days before arguably the biggest match for the Boks since their World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in 2015.

South Africa, one of the pre-tournament favourites, must beat Italy on Friday to stay in contention for a quarter-final place and Etzebeth is a key member of their forward pack.

Italy scrum-half Tito Tebaldi says beating South Africa will be the perfect culmination of several years of hard work by his team.

Italy will be the clear underdogs but victory will seal a first ever World Cup quarter-final for the Europeans.

Tebaldi says the input of Italy's South African-born assistant coaches, Marius Goosen and Mike Catt on defence and attack respectively, has helped the team formulate a plan to counter the considerable threat of the Springboks.