By G9ija

Cobus Reinach scored the fastest hattrick in Rugby World Cup history as South Africa ran in 10 tries to secure its place in the quarterfinals with a 66-7 victory against Canada.The scrumhalf scored his first try in the ninth minute with a superb run from deep inside his own half before going over again in the 17th and 20th minutes.The Springboks ran in six tries in the first 27 minutes before things went from bad to worse for Canada as substitute lock Josh Larsen was shown the sixth red card of the World Cup for an illegal shoulder charge on the neck of a South African.Playing against 14 men for more than 40 minutes, South Africa touched down four more times in an overwhelming victory.There were also tries for Damian de Allende, S’Busiso Nkosi, Warrick Gelant, Frans Steyn, Schalk Brits, Damian Willemse and Frans Malherbe, while Elton Jantjies landed eight conversions.Flanker Matt Heaton’s try just after half time did ensure Canada got on the board, with just its second try of the tournament.Since losing its opening game of the World Cup to New Zealand, South Africa has beaten Namibia and Italy, meaning it needed a bonus-point victory — for scoring four or more tries — to secure its place in the knockout stages.

And with 13 changes from the side that beat Italy 49-3 Saturday, the Springboks had no issues regularly carving through the porous Canadian, which had lost its first two games by an aggregate of 111-7.

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