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Arg 6/6 at goal today. Boks 5/9. Can't afford that wastage at this level. #ARGvSA #rugby— Craig Ray (@craigray11) August 27, 2016
Arg 6/6 at goal today. Boks 5/9. Can't afford that wastage at this level. #ARGvSA #rugby
Well played Argentina. But that doesn't hide the fact the Springboks were quite atrocious in that game. Dear oh dear, what a mess.— stuart hess (@shockerhess) August 27, 2016
Well played Argentina. But that doesn't hide the fact the Springboks were quite atrocious in that game. Dear oh dear, what a mess.
Can't believe how far we have fallen. Dark days.— Clinton van der Berg (@ClintonV) August 27, 2016
Can't believe how far we have fallen. Dark days.
FULL TIME IN SALTA
The Pumas have won! Their players go mad along with their coaches in the box! Well deserved it must be said.
Exactly where Springbok rugby currently finds itself is very open to debate.
Argentina 26 South Africa 24
79' - Huge hit by Argentina and du Toit knocks on!
Argentina have a defensive scrum.
77' - PENALTY slotted by Argentina!
Replacement Iglesias makes no mistake! The home side lead with just three minutes to go.
74' - Springbok substitution
Paige on for de Klerk
73' - PENALTY slotted by Steyn!
The Boks are back in the lead!
Argentina 23 South Africa 24
72' - Penalty to South Africa!
Argentinian backs pinged for offside.
Steyn to have a shot from right in front.
68' - TRY to South Africa!
Pieter-Steph du Toit forces himself over. Really not sure how he doesn't start, to be honest.
Steyn misses with an fairly easy conversion.
Argentina 23 South Africa 21
64' - PENALTY slotted by South Africa.
This time, Steyn makes no mistake.
Argentina 23 South Africa 16
I'm going to be seriously peeeed off if I've wasted all my data streaming this rubbish.— Hylton Deon Ackerman (@ackershd) August 27, 2016
I'm going to be seriously peeeed off if I've wasted all my data streaming this rubbish.
60' - Forward pass by Argentina and South Africa will have a scrum around 35m out.
They need to build some pressure.
55' - South Africa substitution
Kriel is on for Louw.
54' - PENALTY slotted by Hernandez!
He extends the Puma lead.
Argentina 23 South Africa 13
53' - Another blistering attack from the home side. They have won a penalty. The Bok defence is nowhere... in fact the Boks are nowhere.
48' - TRY to Argentina
A cross-kick by Hernandez finds Leguizamon and the big flanker gets the ball down despite the attentions of Habana.
Argentina 20 South Africa 13
45' - South Africa substitutions
Plenty of changes with Kitschoff, Adriaanse and Morne Steyn on.
45' - TRY to South Africa!
Habana rounds off some slick hands. A brilliant behind the back pass by Louw puts the winger in space.
42' - PENALTY slotted by South Africa.
After two misses, Jantjies makes no mistake this time.
Argentina 13 South Africa 6
41' - Early penalty to South Africa for a ruck infringement by Argentina.
Jantjies will have a shot at goal.
Arg v Boks - can't fathom what game the Boks are trying to play at the moment.— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) August 27, 2016
Arg v Boks - can't fathom what game the Boks are trying to play at the moment.
Only 140 characters per post but I have no words to describe that rubbish dished up by Boks in 1st half v Arg— Gary Lemke (@GaryLemke) August 27, 2016
Only 140 characters per post but I have no words to describe that rubbish dished up by Boks in 1st half v Arg
Stormers were exceptionally gifted at running sideways during Allister's reign of error. Boks going the same way.— David Moseley (@david_moseley) August 27, 2016
Stormers were exceptionally gifted at running sideways during Allister's reign of error. Boks going the same way.
HALF TIME IN SALTA
Argentina 13 South Africa 3
Lots for the Boks to do.
39' - Creevy gives away a penalty as the Boks bash away. Bash away seems to be all they have at the moment.
Jantjies will kick at goal.
37' - Argentina create space for Montero again with ease, he kicks ahead but it is a little long, allowing Habana to get back and dot down for a 22m drop-out.
The Bok defence is all over the place. Very little imagination on attack as well, unlike Argentina.
Ouch. Boks being outskilled by Pumas. Scoreboard now reflecting it.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) August 27, 2016
Ouch. Boks being outskilled by Pumas. Scoreboard now reflecting it.
31' - TRY to Argentina!
That has been coming! This was all the way from their own 22m area, great handling from the Pumas sees Tuculet gets over!
30' - PENALTY slotted by Argentina!
Sanchez makes no mistake and the home side lead.
Argentina 6 South Africa 3
29' - Penalty to Argentina as Mahoje doesn't roll away.
Sanchez will kick at goal. Very little intensity from the Boks again...
27' - More space created by Argentina and Orlando looks sure to score but a last gasp push by Etzebeth forces him into touch! Unbelievable!
South Africa struggling at the moment.
25' - Argentina having plenty of the ball at the moment but they run out of space and the ball goes into touch.
22' - PENALTY slotted by Argentina
Sanchez doesn't miss much, all square in Salta!
Argentina 3 South Africa 3
21' - PENALTY slotted by Jantjies!
The Bok pivot makes no mistake this time!
Argentina 0 South Africa 3
19' - YELLOW CARD to Argentina!
Herrera will spend 10 mins in the bin for no-arms tackle on Francois Louw.
Full time: Argentina 26-24 South Africa. The final score from Salta is 26-24 which means that Argentina have won a crucially close game with 2 points and have beaten the Springboks at home after an intense 80-minute clash.
The clock is over 80 minutes and they just need to get the ball out to win here Argentina. The stadium is roaring with the fans happy with this possible result.
A knock-on from Argentina and South Africa have a scrum deep in their territory. It will be a nervous few last minutes for the hosts who have played well enough to deserve to win here.
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, IGLESIAS! 26-24: Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias kicks well under pressure and slots in the penalty goal from 40 metres out to put his side in front. Argentina lead by 2 points.
Morne Steyn tries a drop goal in an attempt to push the lead even further but he misses and South Africa lead by 1 point.
Bryan Habana is caught offside and South Africa concede a penalty with 2 minutes remaining on the clock.
Rudy Paige comes on in place of Faf de Klerk for the Springboks.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 23-24: Morne Steyn slots in the easiest of penalties from right in front of the uprights and South Africa lead by 1 point with 6 minutes left on the clock.
Another penalty conceded by Argentina as they are offside.
Ramiro Herrera concedes another penalty for not releasing the ball and South Africa will be in the lead if they kick this correctly.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DU TOIT! 23-21: Pieter-Steph du Toit scores for South Africa after Faf de Klerk sets up a chance with a good pass. Argentina will not be happy with their tackling there.
The conversion is missed by Morne Steyn so Argentina will be in the lead but only with 2 points.
Argentina lead by 7 points and South Africa are one converted try away from tying the scores.
A big blow for Argentina as Juan Martin Hernandez has to be replaced with Enrique Pieretto Heilan. Hernandez clashed with Mohoje and was bleeding, he is taken off.
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro is replaced with Felipe Arregui for Argentina.
Julian Montoya concedes another penalty for not releasing the ball.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 23-16: Morne Steyn makes no mistake as he slots the penalty in to reduce the deficit to 7 points.
A couple of changes for Argentina as they replace Martin Landajo with Tomas Cubelli and Creevy with Julian Montoya. Creevy gets an ovation from the crowd as he walks off.
The Pumas have scored 2 tries today as compared with South Africa's 1 try.
Francois Louw is replaced with Jaco Kriel as South Africa make another change.
Martin Landajo concedes another penalty for not releasing the ball and then South Africa's Warren Whiteley concedes a penalty for the same reason
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, HERNANDEZ! 23-13: Juan Martin Hernandez slots in the penalty goal and the lead is pushed back to 10 points.
Lionel Mapoe is caught offside and South Africa concede another penalty.
South Africa concede a penalty through Francois Louw for going off his feet in the ruck.
Morne Steyn drags the penalty kick to the right of the uprights and South Africa miss another kickable penalty goal.
Argentina concede another penalty through Ramiro Herrera for incorrect binding.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, HERNANDEZ! 20-13: Juan Martin Hernandez adds the extras and Argentina push the lead to 7 points with 30 minutes remaining in the game.
TRY, ARGENTINA, LEGUIZAMON! 18-13: Juan Leguizamon takes the ball over the try line and the TMO confirms the try and Argentina are back in the lead.
Nicolas Sanchez is replaced with Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias for Argentina.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, GOOSEN! 13-13: Goosen kicks the conversion perfectly and South Africa level the scores.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! 13-11: Bryan Habana scores for the Springboks and they have started the second half on a positive note. Francois Louw created the chance and Habana puts in a long run to score.
Juan Leguizamon concedes the first penalty of the second half for not rolling away from the ruck.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 13-6: Jantjies kicks the penalty goal perfectly and South Africa score first in the second half to bring the deficit down to 7.
Second half begins.
Half time: Argentina 13-3 South Africa. Brilliant display from the hosts who hold a 10 point lead going into half-time.
A penalty conceded by Agustin Creevy for being caught offside.
Jantjies misses an easy penalty kick from right in front of the uprights and that will be all the action there is in the first half.
Montero puts in a good run and finds some space but Habana does well to stop the chip and run. Good defending from Habana.
So far the Argentines have scored the only try of the game as we get closer to the half-time break. They have also dominated the possession.
Ruan Combrinck is taken off and Jesse Kriel comes on for the Springboks.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 13-3: Nicolas Sanchez kicks perfectly to add on the extras and Argentina lead by 10 points with 7 minutes remaining in this half.
TRY, ARGENTINA TUCULET! 11-3: Manuel Montero sets up the move with a good pass and Joaquin Tuculet pushes through the defence to take the ball over the line to score the first try of the game.
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 6-3: Nicolas Sanchez drives the kick in from 27 metres out and Argentina take the lead for the first time in the game.
South Africa concede another penalty, this time through Teboho Mohoje for not rolling away from the ruck.
Montero links up with Facundo Isa who runs through the Springbok defence before being caught. A few scrappy moments from both sides but Argentina are looking really good here.
The Springboks have had just over 30% of the total possession so far and they will look to change that.
Good defending from Argentina in their own half and it has been a closely fought game so far.
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 3-3: Nicolas Sanchez kicks perfectly from 40 metres out and levels the score to 3-3. South Africa don''t keep their lead for long.
Damian de Allende concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball.
YELLOW CARD! Ramiro Herrera is shown the yellow card for a shoulder charge and he will proceed to the sin bin.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 0-3: Jantjies opens the scoring as he kicks the penalty goal in perfectly and South Africa lead by three points.
It was Manuel Montero who went to ground under pressure just short of the try line as Argentina failed to score.
Ramiro Herrera concedes a penalty to South Africa for collapsing the scrum.
South Africa will consider themselves lucky here. Argentina took the scrum just a few metres away from the South African try line and they worked the ball across, tried to take it over the line but did not ground it. The score remains at 0-0.
Another brilliant move across the middle but then Argentina push the ball into touch because of a handling error.
Argentina are holding on to the possession again, they have done well so far in the early stages of the game.
South Africa concede a penalty through Tendai Mtawarira for boring in at the scrum.
The Pumas have controlled most of the possession in the last few minutes.
Ramiro Herrera collapses the scrum and that will be another penalty to South Africa.
Another penalty conceded by South Africa, this time through Lionel Mapoe for not rolling away from the ruck.
South Africa concede their first penalty through Teboho Mohoje for being offside of the ruck.
Jantjies misses the difficult penalty goal from 51 metres out and fails to give South Africa the early lead.
Argentina concede the first penalty of the game through Ramiro Herrera for going off his feet in the ruck.
Kick-off! First half begins.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Championship clash between Argentina and South Africa from Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena in Salta, Argentina.
Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
South Africa: 15 Johan Goosen, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Jerome Garces is the referee today with Glen Jackson and Ben O'Keeffe assisting him. George Ayoub is the TMO.
Argentina have only won 1 out of the last 10 clashes between these two sides so history favours South Africa.
Elton Jantjies will be the one to watch out for as he settles into his role at number 10. South Africa need to play better than they did last week.
Agustín Creevy played really well last week and he will be hoping to lead his side in the same way again at home today. He is definitely one of the players to watch out for today.
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