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In a first at the HSBC series, it is vital to win all your pools games as there are no quarter-finals. The Blitzbokke did just that beating Japan in emphatic style with 31-05 after leading 12-0 at half time. The Blitzbokke's next game is against England that could decide the winner of Pool B. Kick-off is 07h30 South African time.
The Blitzboks is currently leading Pool C having a better points difference than England who beat Kenia 24-19 in after trailing 12-19 at half time.
Although the Blitzbokke could only score their first try in the match against Japan after six minutes, they were in control for most of the game ending the game with Angelo Davids scoring two tries in the last two minutes of the game.
Blitzbokke: Tries: Muller du Plessis, JC Pretorius, Cecil Africa, Angelo Davids (2). Conversions: Branco du Preez, Justin Geduld (2).
Japan: Try: Fisipuna Tuiaki.