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By Alex Bysouth

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  1. Until next time...

    FT: South Africa 66-7 Canada

    Well, that's it for us today after an entertaining morning in Kobe. But you can still get your Rugby World Cup fix...

    Why not check out the Rugby Union Weekly podcast, with Danny Care, Chris Ashton and Owen Farrell talking weddings, weather and hotel rooms - just click here.

    Or have a nosey at some of our other content on the BBC Sport website. We'll be back tomorrow, catch you then...

  2. 'We have a good chance'

    FT: South Africa 66-7 Canada

    Here is South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus: "We had a short turnaround for the guys, it was scrappy at stages but can't moan about the tempo - the red card made it a little bit easier, so overall not too bad.

    "In this humidity sometimes you can over-exaggerate, we kept it fairly simple which was a good thing."

    On reaching the quarter-finals: "The big thing is we have to see who we are going to play - we'll give the guys two days off and on Friday get back on the horse again.

    "We have a good chance like everyone else but there are so many good teams in this tournament. Japan are a class act, Ireland and Scotland class acts. Some tough opposition in the next few weeks."

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    FT: South Africa 66-7 Canada

    That convincing bonus-point win means South Africa have booked their spot in the World Cup quarter-finals.

    So what do Scotland, Ireland and Japan fans make of the prospect of facing the Springboks in the last eight?

  4. BreakingFull-time

    South Africa 66-7 Canada

    The ball is knocked on by a red shirt.

    And that's it. A great effort by 14-man Canada in the second half.

    A job well done by South Africa overall.

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    South Africa 66-7 Canada

    That's the gong.

    South Africa are eating up metres through the forwards, but Canada steal the ball at the turnover with Evan Olmstead.

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    South Africa 66-7 Canada

    South Africa want one more score.

    But there's no one to collect it at the ruck and Djustice Sears-Duru pinches the ball.

    Now Canada fancy their chances. They swing it left and DTH Van Der Merwe has space in front of him, but the wing can't hold on to the ball.

    He was in!

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    South Africa 66-7 Canada

    Poor kick from Elton Jantjies as he fails to find touch from a deep penalty, but the ball is soon back in green and gold hands.

  8. Try - South Africa 66-7 Canada

    Frans Malherbe

    And there it is. A 10th try for the Springboks.

    Siya Kolisi is stopped narrowly short but South Africa recycle it quickly and substitute Frans Malherbe is on hand to reach out and dot down.

    Elton Jantjies shaves the wrong side of the post with the kick.

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    South Africa 61-7 Canada

    Ten minutes to go. Much, much better in the second half from Canada.

    However, they do look like they're beginning to tire and South Africa are finding acres of space out wide against the 14 men in red shirts.

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    South Africa 61-7 Canada

    South Africa will look to run it from deep again, that is until Frans Steyn tries to free up his outside men with a delicate grubber between the line - the centre just overcooks it and it wriggles into touch.

  11. Converted try - South Africa 61-7 Canada

    Damian Willemse (con Elton Jantjies)

    Slick hands, great score.

    Damian Willemse pumps his fist in the air before sliding over unopposed after South Africa move the ball quickly across the line for the full-back to grab his first international try.

    Willemse probably hasn't even got over his jet-lag yet, he only arrived in Japan five days ago as a late injury replacement. You can see just what that means to the 21-year-old.

    Elton Jantjies tags on the conversion.

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    South Africa 54-7 Canada

    Warrick Gelant attempts to reach his own grubber but Jeff Hassler is there to cover for Canada. The wing takes it over his own line and then spills it - a South Africa scrum five metres out.

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    South Africa 54-7 Canada

    A big cheer as Kwagga Smith drops a high ball under little pressure. He can smile about it. Canada get the line-out just inside the Springboks half and look to take the ball through the phases to eat up some more ground.

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    South Africa 54-7 Canada

    That will be Schalk Brits' last involvement today. That injection of pace for the try seems to have resulted in an injury as he limps off. Let's hope it's not serious. He bows to the crowd on his way off...

  15. Converted try - South Africa 54-7 Canada

    Schalk Brits (con Elton Jantjies)

    The Canadian resistance is broken. It's been a superb start to the second half by the 14 men in red shirts, but they can't keep South Africa out.

    And it's Schalk Brits who does the damage for the Springboks - a superb side-step and shimmy of the hips from the 38-year-old hooker, gliding through the defensive line like he's making his debut rather than having come out of retirement.

    Elton Jantjies adds the extras.

    Schalk Brits
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    South Africa 47-7 Canada

    This one's turned into a football game...

    The ball bobbles around after going loose from a Springbok hand and Jeff Hassler is the first man on to it, kicking forward twice to try and escape the attention of several green jerseys.

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    South Africa 47-7 Canada

    Warrick Gelant puts his head down, gets his arm and legs pumping and rips his way beyond Canada full-back Andrew Coe to reach a speculative grubber into the corner, but the lightning-quick wing just fumbles after dribbling the ball forward to within touching distance of the line.

  18. Converted try - South Africa 47-7 Canada

    Matt Heaton (con Peter Nelson)


    Jeff Hassler makes a superb break as the wing burrows his way towards the South Africa line before being felled just short.

    But the Canadians keep it alive, and flanker Matt Heaton forces his way over from close range.

    It goes to the TMO for a check on an earlier offside, but the try is good and Peter Nelson can thwack over the extras.

    Matt Heatin scores
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    South Africa 47-0 Canada

    Turnover ball for Canada! They've come out at 100 miles an hour...

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    South Africa 47-0 Canada

    South Africa are then called up for closing the gap at the throw.

    Promising start to this second 40 by Canada. They go left to Ciaran Hearn, then hooker Andrew Quattrin and finally Conor Trainor is gobbled up and the Springboks turn it over.