Saints star Cobus Reinach scores fastest hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history

Cobus Reinach ran in for a World Cup hat-trick for South Africa against Canada
Cobus Reinach ran in for a World Cup hat-trick for South Africa against Canada

Saints scrum-half Cobus Reinach today scored the fastest hat-trick in World Cup history.

Reinach grabbed a treble inside just 21 minutes in his side's emphatic 66-7 win against Canada in Kobe.

Cobus Reinach dives between the posts

Cobus Reinach dives between the posts

It eclipsed the efforts of Australia's Chris Latham, who grabbed his hat-trick in 25 minutes against Namibia in 2003.

Reinach was eventually replaced early in the second half as South Africa cantered to victory against a Canada side reduced to 14 men due to a red card during the first period.

Cobus Reinach dots down one of his three tries for South Africa against Canada

Cobus Reinach dots down one of his three tries for South Africa against Canada