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In next weekend's action, the Springboks travel to Argentina for the return Test in Salta. That game is at 21:40 (SA time) next Saturday.
Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk receives the best player award.
Great comeback by @Springboks lots of guts!!— CorneKrige (@CorneKrige6) August 20, 2016
Great comeback by @Springboks lots of guts!!
NAIL-BITER in Nelspruit! The Springboks dug deep to beat Argentina 30-23 through Warren Whiteley's last minute try. https://t.co/ewMtJjQTFb— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) August 20, 2016
NAIL-BITER in Nelspruit! The Springboks dug deep to beat Argentina 30-23 through Warren Whiteley's last minute try. https://t.co/ewMtJjQTFb
It was a tight game but our Bok heroes came through for SA! Raise your glasses as we continue to #BackTheBoks!!! pic.twitter.com/1t9LcNQPJy— Castle Lager SA (@CastleLagerSA) August 20, 2016
It was a tight game but our Bok heroes came through for SA! Raise your glasses as we continue to #BackTheBoks!!! pic.twitter.com/1t9LcNQPJy
A great fightback by South Africa, who trailed 23-13 after 68 minutes.
Argentina then just capitulated, conceding penalty after penalty under severe pressure from the Boks.
79'- Jantjies slots the CONVERSION from the corner.
SA 30-23 Argentina.
77'- Another kickable penalty for the Boks as Los Pumas collapse a driving maul attempt. This one is right in the corner and just inside the Argentina half.
The Boks opt for an attacking lineout instead...
73'- Jantjies slots the PENALTY to level matters!
SA 23-23 Argentina
71'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.
SA 20-23 Argentina
68'- CONVERSION slotted by Sanchez.
SA 13-23 Argentina
As if the attacking play of the Springboks is not poor enough they also give away too many penalties as well— Ruggaworld (@RuggaWorld) August 20, 2016
As if the attacking play of the Springboks is not poor enough they also give away too many penalties as well
64'- PENALTY slotted by Sanchez.
SA 13-16 Argentina
63'- PENALTIES CONCEDED
Penalty by @eltonjantjies helps #Springboks close the gap on @unionargentina 13-13 after 55 mins pic.twitter.com/5o6NUsTOC8— South African Rugby (@Springboks) August 20, 2016
Penalty by @eltonjantjies helps #Springboks close the gap on @unionargentina 13-13 after 55 mins pic.twitter.com/5o6NUsTOC8
55'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.
SA 13-13 Argentina
54'- Kickable penalty for the Boks as Creevy is penalised for going off his feet at a ruck.
Jantjies will line up a shot, about 40m out, 20m in-field.
53' - METRES MADE ON ATTACK
Highlight of the game. De Allende passing the ball. Behind his own line! Played!— Sportbilly (@sportbillysays) August 20, 2016
Highlight of the game. De Allende passing the ball. Behind his own line! Played!
46'- Oh dear, this is getting comical! The Boks win a turnover five metres from their own tryline, but Jantjies then boots it into the face of Strauss as he tries to clear.
The end result is a five metre scrum for Argentina.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES. 30-23. Jantjies shows his class as he lands the extras! From the restart, the Boks regather and Whiteley scrambles the ball into touch when he hears the sound of the full-time hooter! The final whistle goes and the Boks victorious! They left it late and Argentina will wonder how they lost that one.
South Africa 30 Argentina 23
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, WHITELEY! 28-23. The Boks take the ball through the phases, from a line-out inside Argentina's 22! Kriel and Juan de Jongh do well with strong carries before the ball goes out wide. Etzebeth offloads to Habana, who gets a pass out to Warren Whiteley who crashes over in the left-hand corner!
One of the Pumas forwards are pinged for playing Du Toit in the air, at a line-out, just inside the Boks' half. Goosen takes a shot at goal but his effort is well short and the visitors get oujt of jail.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 23-23. Jantjies draws his side level with another penalty after several Pumas go off their feet at a ruck inside their half.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES. 20-23. The Boks are back in this game as Jantjies narrows the gap to three points.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, GOOSEN! 18-23. De Klerk makes a telling break, from a scrum inside the Pumas' 22, and draws in three defenders before throwing an inside pass to Goosen who dives over for his side's second try!
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 13-23. Sanchez adds the easy extras to extend the visitors' lead.
TRY, ARGENTINA, CORDERO! 13-21. The visitors are on the attack inside the Boks' 22 and Sanchez catches the hosts off guard when he delivers a perfectly-weighted chip kick! Cordero gathers and dives over for an easy five-pointer!
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 13-16. Sanchez makes up for his earlier miss and puts his side back in front after Du Toit is penalised for playing the ball on the ground.
Kriel is penalised when he fails to roll away at a ruck, close to the Boks' 10-metre line. Sanchez takes a shot at goal but his effort is off target.
The Boks win a turnover and take the ball out wide. Mapoe outs Habana in the clear but the veteran winger knocks on after a tackle from Orlando!
Argentina take the ball through the phases but make little headway. De Klerk does well when he wins a turnover after making a tackle on Leguizamon.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES. 13-13. Jantjies draws his side level, from the kicking tee, after Creevy is pinged for not rolling away at a ruck.
The Boks ring the changes to their pack. Francois Louw, Beast Mtawarira and Lood de Jager are replaced by Jaco Kriel, Steven Kitshoff and Pieter-Steph du Toit respectively.
The Boks have just put huge pressure on the Pumas at a scrum! Despite being receiving the ball on the back-foot, Landajo does well to get the ball out to his outside backs!
The Boks are under the cosh, close to their tryline, but they win a crucial turnover and opt to run the ball! De Allende and Mapoe combine brilliantly and the ball eventually goes into touch, just inside the Pumas' 22!
YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! Habana and Cordero compete for a high ball and although the Bok slips before taking out the Puma accidentally in the air, the television match official, George Ayoub says it's a yellow card offence and Habana will spend the next 10 minutes on the sidelines!
The Boks try to attack, from a line-out close to the Pumas' 22 but they fail to gather as Tomas Lavanini poaches the ball at the set-piece.
The Boks attack from a scrum on the edge of Argentina's 22. The ball comes out to Jantjies but he knocks on! Orlando boots the ball upfield and Goosen drops back to gather inside his 22, but he also fumbles. Argentina are on the attack at a scrum deep inside South Africa's half.
Jantjies gets the second half started with a deep kick which Argentina's forwards gather inside their 22 where they set up a ruck.
Argentina are blown up for an early shove at a scrum, close to the Boks' 10-metre line. The half-time hooter goes and De Klerk boots the bsll into touch. The two sides head into the sheds after a thrilling opening half. Argentina will be delighted to be in front as they played with 14 men for 10 minutes. The Boks know they'll have to step up after the break if they want to win this one.
South Africa 10 Argentina 13
Montero is blown up for being offside when Landajo launches a box kick and Jantjies indicates that he will take a shot at goal. His effort is a good one but hits an upright and the Pumas gain a reprieve!
Vincent Koch dives onto a loose ball at a line-out but Creevy does brilliantly when he wins a crucial turnover!
The Boks attack from a line-out deep inbside Argentina's 22. De Klerk attacks out wide and Lionel Mapoe goes over the tryline! The effort is disallowed, however, as he loses possession while diving over!
There's concern amongst the Argentines when Sanchez stays down after an accidental clash of heads with Eben Etzebeth. Sanchez is soon back on his feet after receiving medical attention.
Martin Landajo is penalised for a shoulder charge on Bryan Habana, close to the halfway line. Goosen lines up a shot at goal but his effort is to the left of the uprights.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 10-13. Sanchez holds his nerve and lands the extras!
TRY, ARGENTINA, ORLANDO! 10-11. Argentina start a counter attack from inside their half and Joaquín Tuculet gains good ground after a mazy run. He is brought to ground close to the Boks' 22 but the ball is recycled quickly and Santiago Cordero throws a long pass to Matías Orlando, who dives over in the right-hand corner! Great try!
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 10-6. Lionel Mapoe is blown up for offside play at a ruck and Sanchez lines up a shot at goal. His effort strikes the upright but still goes over!
YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, MONTERO! Argentina suffer a setback when Manuel Montero is sent to the sin bin by referee Glen Jackson. This after television footage reveals that the Pumas winger executed a dangerous tip tackle on Damian de Allende.
Argentina take the ball through the phases and makes good headway. Creevy, Hernandez and Leguizamon are prominent ball carriers.
Hernandez launches a bomb and Goosen fails to gather, just outside his 22! Leguizamon gathers the loose ball and it takes a desperate tackle from Faf de Klerk to halt his progress.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES. 10-3 Augustin Creevy fails to roll away after making a tackle. Jantjies makes him pay as he lands the three-pointer from 40 metres out!
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. Nicolas Sanchez opens the visitors' account, from the kicking tee, after Louw is penalised for a ruck infringement.
Julian Redelinghuys is pinged for not rolling away after a tackle. Juan Martín Hernández kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the Boks' 22.
Argentina attack from a scrum close to South Africa's 22-metre line. Sanchez gathers and does well to beat a couple of defenders. His progress is eventually halted inside the Boks' 22 by Francois Louw.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 7-0. Jantjies adds the extras from close to the touchline!
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, COMBRINCK! 5-0. Jantjies makes a superb break but is eventually brought to ground by a tackle from Juan Manuel Leguizamon. The ball is recycled quickly and Goosen glides through a gap before offloading to Ruan Combrinck, who dives over in the right-hand corner!
Pablo Matera is penalised for a ruck infringement and Jantjies lines up a shot at goal. His effort is wide of the mark, however.
The Boks attack from a line-out just outside the Pumas' 22. Johan Goosen joins the line at pace but Matías Orlando brings him to ground with a solid hit!
The teams pack down for the first scrum, just outside the Boks' 22. Argentina's front row are penalised for illegal scrummaging and Elton Jantjies puts the resulting penalty in to touch on the Pumas' 10-metre line.
And we're off! Nicolas Sanchez gets us underway with a deep kick. Warren Whiteley gathers and takes on the defence inside his 22.
Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby Championship showdown between, our hosts, South Africa and Argentina from the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news from both sides.
Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana, Oupa Mohoje, Lood de Jager and Julian Redelinghuys have all been included in the Springbok starting XV. Redelinghuys, capped four times, comes in at tighthead as replacement for the injured Frans Malherbe, who is struggling with a neck injury. Lock De Jager has recovered from the calf injury he sustained against Ireland in June and takes over the number five jersey from Pieter-Steph du Toit, who will provide cover from the bench. The third change in the pack sees the return to the starting line-up of Mohoje as replacement for Siya Kolisi, who recently underwent ankle surgery. In the back division, Springbok record try scorer Habana will run out in his 118th Test after he was named as left wing, while he was also confirmed as the Springbok vice-captain. The versatile Goosen, who is equally at home at fly-half and centre, has been entrusted with the full-back duties, the same position where he played in his previous outing for the Boks, in 2014 against Italy.
Argentina captain Agustín Creevy will win his 50th cap for his country in this Test. Veteran flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamon is joined in the back-row by Pablo Matera and Facundo Isa, while Martín Landajo and Nicolás Sánchez make up the half-backs. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Ramiro Herrera will pack down in the front-row alongside Creevy, supported by a second-row of Matías Alemanno and Tomas Lavanini. In the back-line Juan Martín Hernández is named at inside centre, with Matías Orlando outside him, while Manuel Montero, Santiago Cordero and Joaquín Tuculet all make up the back three.
The teams line up for their respective anthems. First up, it's Argentina's Himno Nacional Argentino followed by South Africa's 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika. Both sets of players sing their anthems with great passion.
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