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Horror tackle costs Italy as South Africa runs riot

(CNN)South Africa took a big step towards the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals with a convincing 49-3 victory over Italy. The Springboks, who lost to New Zealand in their first game but cruised past Namibia in their second, scored seven tries in Shizuoka, five of which came in the second half after Andrea Lovotti was red carded for a dangerous tip tackle on Duane Vermeulen.The sending off proved to be the game's big turning point as Italy was looking to cut the Springboks' 14-point lead and wrestle its way back into the match. But Lovotti's challenge on Vermeulen, picking up the No. 8's legs and driving his head into the ground close to the Springboks' line, meant Italy's difficult task became almost insurmountable. Teammate Nicola Quaglio wa ...