Reinach hat-trick helps Springboks march on
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus refused to get carried away with his side’s prospects after they secured their place in the quarterfinals.
The Springboks reached the knockout stages as they ran in 10 tries to thrash Canada, as scrum-half Cobus Reinach, of Northampton, claimed a first-half hat-trick.
They must now wait to see which side from Pool A – Japan, Ireland or Scotland – they face next. “We will give the guys two days off and then we will be back on the horse again,” said Erasmus.
“There is some stiff opposition but we have a good chance.”
Canada had Josh Larsen sent off before half-time. Scores