Jacques van der Westhuyzen

By Jacques van der Westhuyzen

Head of Sport

Rugby World Cup result: South Africa 76 Romania 0 — LIVE

The Boks scored 12 tries in a dominant performance, with Cobus Reinach and Makazole Mapimpi scoring hat tricks.

The Springboks beat Romania 76-0 in their second Pool B Rugby World Cup game in France on Sunday.

The Boks went into the game on the back of a first round win against Scotland, while Romania were well beaten by Ireland. This match took place in Bordeaux.

The Boks were too good in all departments as they scored 12 tries, with Makazole Mapimpi and Cobus Reinach getting hat tricks.

Grant Williams also scored two tries in a dominant performance by the Boks.

The coaches will be happy with the work-out, especially with flankers Deon Fourie and Marco van Staden getting game time at hooker. Both will back-up Bongi Mbonambi, the first choice No 2, for the rest of the World Cup, following the tournament-ending injury suffered by Malcolm Marx.

Van Staden and Fourie both nailed their lineout throws and also spent time in the scrums.

The Boks are next up against Ireland, on Saturday, in a match that will determine who finishes on top of Pool B.

Below is how The Citizen covered the match live on Sunday.

LIVE — Springboks v Romania

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South Africa: Willie le Roux, Grant Williams, Canan Moodie, Andre Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi, Damian Willemse, Cobus Reinach, Duane Vermuelen, Kwagga Smith, Marco van Staden, Marvin Orie, Jean Kleyn, Vincent Koch, Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche. Bench: Deon Fourie, Steven Kitshoff, Trevor Nyakane, RG Snyman, Jasper Wiese, Jaden Hendrikse, Faf de Klerk, Jesse Kriel

Romania: Marius Simionescu; Tevita Manumua, Jason Tomane, Taylor Gontineac, Nicholas Onutu; Hinckley Vaovasa, Gabriel Rupanu; Cristian Chirica (capt), Vlad Neculau, Andre Gorin; Marius Iftimiciuc, Adrian Motoc; Alexandru Gordas, Ovidiu Cojocaru, Iulian Hartig. Bench: Robert Irimescu, Alexandru Savin, Thomas Cretu, Stefan Iancu, Damian Stratila, Cristi Bovoc, Alin Conache, Gabriel Pop

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