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World Cup • Pool B
  • 2nd Half
  • South Africa
  • United States
  • Steyn
    85'
  • Mvovo
    84'
  • Kriel
    73'
  • ThielTaufete'e
    72'
  • ScullyWyles
    70'
  • TrouvilleFenoglio
    70'
  • Louw
    69'
  • du PreezPaige
    63'
  • de Jagerdu Toit
    63'
  • Steyn
    63'
  • Habana
    61'
  • De AllendeSerfontein
    60'
  • MalherbeOosthuizen
    60'
  • Steyn
    60'
  • Habana
    59'
  • KilifiMoeakiola
    59'
  • BarrettMcFarland
    58'
  • PollardSteyn
    56'
  • MtawariraNyakane
    56'
  • du PlessisBrits
    56'
  • Pollard
    54'
  • Louw
    53'
  • ManoaDolan
    48'
  • BurgerAlberts
    48'
  • du Plessis
    47'
  • Pollard
    42'
  • Habana
    42'
  • 1st Half
  • South Africa
  • United States
  • Pollard
    28'
  • 27'
  • WylesScully
    26'
  • SerfonteinHabana
    26'
  • ScullyWyles
    23'
  • HabanaSerfontein
    23'
  • Pollard
    8'
  • De Allende
    7'
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South Africa - United States

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80'+5

And that is full-time. South Africa fire a warning to their rivals with a 64-0 victory after racking up ten tries including a Habana hat-trick.

80'+4 

Steyn with the kick to make it 65-0, the States' biggest ever loss in the tournament.

80'+3

TRY! Try number ten from a breakdown with Mvovo kicking the ball forward twice on the ground before diving over.

80'+1 

Taufetee bursts through for the US on his debut but is stopped in his tracks as they aim to grab a consolation.

79' 
77' 

South Africa are showing no sign of taking their foot off the gas, they want more tries. le Roux is close to going over again - that half-time team talk must have been something.

76' 
74' 

Steyn again is off-target with his extras so the score is 57-0.

73'

TRY! The US shift the ball to their backs and Morne's inside pass sends Kriel who touched down with ease.

72' 

Tiredness seems to be the cause of the States' demise. They were so stubborn in the first period that they look to have nothing left in the tank.

71' 
70' 

Steyn gets his angles wrong and sends his kick wide, the score is a crushing 52-0.

69'

TRY! South Africa get their eighth try with Louw scoring a brace following a rolling maul.

67' 

Oh dear! Habana misses a sitter after running onto Le Roux's pass but he knocks on.

65' 

Habana now has 15 tries in World Cups which puts him level with Jonah Lomu's record.

63' 

Steyn with his second conversion to make it 47-0, this has been embarrassing for the Eagles in the second period.

62'

TRY! Its a hat-trick for Habana! This was the simplest try of the lot. Referee Gauzere called for a maul and the USA strip the ball, but it falls for the Toulon man to score.

60' 

Steyn with the extras to make it 45-0.

59'

TRY! It is that man Habana again.The 32-year-old with a well timed run in acres of space and collects de Allende's pass to dive over.

57' 

The change of pace in the South African line-up has been impressive - something England lacked particularly against Australia.

56' 

Steyn makes an immediate impact and finds Kriel on the right wing who bounces off Suniula's tackle but Habana overruns his pass.

55'

The Boks can afford to bring on Steyn, Brits and Nyakane to rest the senior players for the knockout stages.

53' 

Pollard adds the extras to make it 33-0. the US began well but have crumbled in the second half.

52'

TRY! Louw touches down after a rolling maul up from the lineout.

51' 
49'

Alberts is on for for Burget who gets a standing ovation.

48' 

Pollard is off-target with his kick, so the score is 27-0 to the Boks. South Africa have a bonus point which will cement their place at the top of the group.

47'

TRY! du Plessis scores the Springboks' fourth try after getting his body position low and squeezing over the line following a scrum.

46' 

Not a good day to be a USA prop, they have been through the mire today.

45' 

Meyer gave his side a rollicking at the break despite their lead.

43' 

Pollard kicks over the extras to make it 21-0 to the African side, they are in cruise control.

42' 

The TMO is checking whether the veteran was off-side when the ball was kicked. The officials say it is "fifty-fifty" so the try is awarded.

42'

TRY! Habana dives over for his 62nd international try after scooping up de Preez's diagonal kick forward.

41' 
40'

The Boks get the second period underway.

40'+1

And that is half-time. de Allende and a penalty try give the Boks a 14-0 lead at the break.

40' 

The US are in the 22 for the first time as they mount a late attack through Kruger.

38' 

du Plessis steamrolls through a tackle and is close to going over but is tackled. Scully then intercepts the ball and tries to sprint the length of the field but is brought down.

36' 
35' 

Thompson with another crunching tackle this time on Mvovo as he looked to burst towards the line, the American has been immense.

33' 

The Boks need two more tries to clinch a bonus point and go top of pool B.

32' 

It continues to be all South Africa, the US are camped in their own half. They need to take a risk at some point.

30' 
29' 

Pollard kicks over the extras and its 14-0 to the Boks, they will be satisfied with their work so far.

28'

A penalty try is awarded for a collapsed scrum, the US had been warned before. South Africa lead 12-0.

26' 

Etzebeth does a 360 turn and crosses under the posts but the ball squirts out of his hands and its a scrum.

25'

TRY! Kriel steps inside and crosses the line, the question is whether he grounded the ball?

24' 

Pollard bursts through but is brought down by Thompson before he can offload the ball.

23'

Serfontein is on for Habana following that collision, while Scully goes off for Wyles.

22' 

Thankfully both players are okay, there's no action taken after a TMO review with the pair merely going for the ball.

22' 

There's a nasty collision involving Habana and Scully, who falls on his shoulder. The replays are not for the faint-hearted.

21' 

There are few more intimidating figures in this tournament than the towering de Jager.

20'

Ouch! Burger gets a knee to face after collecting a loose ball, he eventually gets to his feet.

19' 

Meyer's side have a lineout in the US side, they have enjoyed the best of the territory as we approach the midway point of the first half.

17' 

There is a bit of similarity with the US in navy blue and the Springboks in their traditional green.

16' 

South Africa have made 35 tackles so far compared to three for their opponents.

15'

Kruger will take it as its a shorter distance and he hits the upright, so unlucky.

14' 

The towering Etzebeth is penalised for not rolling away and the US have a chance to level.

12' 

Niua with a good shimmy to set up an attack, the States are looking to use their skills in 7s rugby to good effect.

11' 

du Preez is penalised for pulling down a scrum and the US boot the ball into touch.

10' 
8' 

Pollard kicks over the extras to give the 2007 champions a 7-0 lead.

7'

TRY! de Allende goes over under the posts after picking up the ball off the ground and going through with ease, a soft try.

6' 

South Africa push forward with a rolling maul before they are pushed back by Thompson and the USA clear.

5' 
3' 

Burger escapes further action. The States' penalty from near the halfway line by Niua is fairly central and it goes just short of the posts.

2' 

USA are awarded a penalty for a neck-high challenge by Burger. That was dangerous and was more like a judo throw.

1' 
16:45

The Eagles get the game underway.

16:40 

Five minutes till kick-off..

16:35 

There's some hope for the Eagles, they have scored a try in their last 12 World Cup games which is the fourth best run in the tournament.

16:30 
16:25 

South Africa's Bryan Habana needs two tries to pass Doug Howlett (13) as the second leading try scorer in World Cup history, while three tries would put him level with the legendary Jonah Lomu's record of 15.

16:20 

A bonus point victory for Heyneke Meyer's side would ensure the they finish as Pool B winners to face either Wales or Australia in the quarter-finals.

16:15

SOUTH AFRICA: le Roux, Habana, Kriel, de Allende, Mvovo, Pollard, du Preez (captain); Mtawarira, du Plessis, Malherbe, Etzebeth, de Jager, Louw, Burger, Vermeulen...Replacements: Brits, Nyakane, Oosthuizen, du Toit, Alberts, Paige, Steyn, Serfontein. /// USA:  Scully, Thompson, Niua, Suniula, Test, Suniula, Kruger, Kilifi, Thiel, Baumann, Stanfill, Trouville, Barrett, Quill, Manoa (captain)... Replacements: Taufetee, Fenoglio, Moeakiola, Lamositele, Dolan, McFarland, Petri, Wyles.

16:10 

USA coach Mike Tolkin makes 12 changes with only prop Phil Thiel, number eight Samu Manoa and full-back Blaine Scully keeping their places from the side that lost 39-16 to Scotland. Matthew Trouville, Niku Kruger and Zach Test will make their World Cup debuts.

16:05 

The 2007 champions name a strong side in a bid to continue to build momentum after that loss to Japan. Wing Lwazi Mvovo has replaced JP Pietersen while tight-head prop Frans Malherbe makes his first international start of the year ahead of Jannie du Plessis.

16:00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary as South Africa end their Pool B campaign against the USA at the Olympic Stadium in London. The Springboks are heavy favourites but could we see a repeat of the shock loss to Japan? Kick-off is at 16:45 GMT.