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

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

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 2:06 pm
Cobus Reinach ran in for a World Cup hat-trick for South Africa against Canada

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

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.

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