Boks look to book quarterfinals berth with Canada scalp

South Africa's win over Italy has put them in a good position to qualify from Pool B. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Springboks look set to be among the quarterfinalists at the Rugby World Cup.

South Africa's win over Italy has put them in a good position to qualify from Pool B.

With the All Blacks favourites to top the Group, Rassie Erasmus charges will be looking to secure a second-place finish when they clash against Canada on Tuesday.

READ: Kolisi takes step into unknown with Canada

Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool B fixture between South Africa and Canada:


Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe


Tuesday, October 8 at 7.15pm local time (1015 GMT)


World ranking: 5

Coach: Rassie Erasmus (South Africa)

Captain: Siya Kolisi

Team: 15-Damian Willemse

14-Warrick Gelant

13-Damian de Allende

12-Francois Steyn

11-Sbusiso Nkosi

10-Elton Jantjies

9-Cobus Reinach

8-Francois Louw

7-Kwagga Smith

6-Siya Kolisi

5-Franco Mostert

4-RG Snyman

3-Vincent Koch

2-Schalk Brits

1-Thomas Du Toit


16-Malcolm Marx

17-Steven Kitshoff

18-Frans Malherbe

19-Eben Etzebeth

20-Pieter-Steph du Toit

21-Herschel Jantjies

22-Handre Pollard

23-Willie le Roux


World ranking: 22

Coach: Kingsley Jones (Wales)

Captain: Tyler Ardron

Team: 15-Andrew Coe

14-Jeff Hassler

13-Conor Trainor

12-Ciaran Hearn

11-DTH Van Der Merwe

10-Peter Nelson

9-Phil Mack 

8-Tyler Ardron

 7-Matt Heaton

6-Lucas Rumball

5-Kyle Baillie

4-Evan Olmstead

3-Jake Ilnicki

2-Andrew Quattrin

1-Hubert Buydens


16-Benoit Piffero

17-Djustice Sears-Duru

18-Matt Tierney

19-Josh Larsen

20-Michael Sheppard

21-Jamie Mackenzie

22-Shane O'Leary

23-Guiseppe du Toit


Referee: Luke Pearce (Wales)

Assistants: Angus Gardner (Australia), Andrew Brace


TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

POOL B FIXTURES/RESULTS (date/opponent/venue)


September 21 South Africa 13-23 New Zealand Yokohama

September 28 South Africa 57-3 Namibia Toyota

October 4 South Africa 49-3 Italy Fukuroi


September 26 Canada 7-48 Italy Fukuoka

October 2 Canada 0-63 New Zealand Oita

October 13 v Namibia Kamaishi


- Additional reporting by Reuters