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2015/08/08 | 17:05 |  Rugby Championship | Growthpoint Kings Park |  Full Time
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As it happened: Springboks 25-37 Pumas

2015-08-08 19:05
Last Updated at 17:43
08 Aug 18:59
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08 Aug 18:57


Three try hero Juan Imhoff wins the man of the match award!

08 Aug 18:53


That's it folks! Argentina have beaten the Springboks for the first time in 20 attempts!

They were really up for it today and the Boks were well below average. 

South Africa 25 Argentina 37

08 Aug 18:51
78' - Lambie misses with the quick conversion attempt. 
08 Aug 18:51

78' - TRY to South Africa 

Habana is over in the corner. Too little too late however. 

South Africa 25 Argentina 37

08 Aug 18:49
77' - Time running out for South Africa...
08 Aug 18:48

76' - YELLOW CARD for Matera

The Argentinian is sent to the bin for a high tackle. 

08 Aug 18:46
75' - Another penalty to South Africa. They tap, take quickly and force their way over the line. Reinach is the man that gets over. The Ref asks the TMO to check if he took it form the correct mark. He didn't. 
08 Aug 18:42
73' - The Argentinians are just standing out of the rucks making tackle after tackle. South Africa win a penalty which they will kick to touch. 
08 Aug 18:40
70' - Very little time for the Boks to get back into this. They move into the Argentina half. 
08 Aug 18:38


Sorry Bok fans, due to technical issues connections were affected. We are back however. 

The news is not good.

Argentina lead the Springboks by 37 - 20 with 13 minutes left.

08 Aug 18:10
46' - Some respite for South Africa as Lavanini is penalised for a high tackle on Bekker. Pollard sets up a lineout in the Argentinian 22m area. 
08 Aug 18:09
45' - South Africa's scrum woes continue as they now give away a free-kick. 
08 Aug 18:07

42' - TRY to Argentina!

South Africa have been caught cold here. The ref calls time on, the Boks are sleeping behind their own line and the Imhoff gets the ball to casually waltz over the line. Hernandez converts.

South Africa 13 Argentina 34

08 Aug 18:03
41' - Early penalty to Argentina as South Africa knock the ball on and then play it in an offside position. 
08 Aug 18:02
The second half is underway in Durban!
08 Aug 17:54


South Africa have been very poor so far today, but credit to Argentina, they have run the ball extremely well and been rewarded with 3 tries. 

The Boks have it all to do in the second half. 

South Africa 13 Argentina 27

08 Aug 17:53

40' - Penalty slotted by Bosch!

Different kicker, same result!

South Africa 13 Argentina 27

08 Aug 17:51
40' - South Africa are penalised at scrum time once again, Koch again the guilty party. Argentina will kick at goal on the stroke of half time
08 Aug 17:50

39' - Penalty converted by Hernandez!

No mistake from the Argentinian pivot as he slots the ball between the uprights. 

South Africa 13 Argentina 24

08 Aug 17:49
39' - Poor play by Mtawarira from the restart as he is penalised for obstruction. Hernandez will kick at goal. 
08 Aug 17:48

38' - Conversion slotted by Pollard!

South Africa narrow the gap before half-time. Some harsh words will be spoken in the dressing room however!

South Africa 13 Argentina 21

08 Aug 17:46

36' - TRY to South Africa!

De Jager crashes over for the home side! The Boks are finally on the board try-wise. 

South Africa 11 Argentina 21 

08 Aug 17:44
35' - De Villiers went extremely close there but couldn't force his way over. Will they employ the rolling maul?
08 Aug 17:43
35' - A far better period of play from South Africa sees them win a penalty. They opt to kick it into the corner. 
08 Aug 17:43

33' - Conversion added by Hernandez!

South Africa's day goes from bad to worse! Thats three tries they have conceded in half-an-hour!

South Africa 6 Argentina 21

08 Aug 17:41

31' - TRY to Argentina!

Imhoff has a brace! This time he is sent away down the blind-side by Cubelli

South Africa 6 Argentina 19

08 Aug 17:40

29' - Penalty converted by Pollard.

The gap is cut to 8 points, but South Africa look far from convincing.

South Africa 6 Argentina 14

08 Aug 17:38
28' - South Africa are awarded another penalty as Chaparro is penalised. Pollard will kick at goal. 
08 Aug 17:36
27' - Brussow wins a penalty at the breakdown. Pollard sets up a lineout in the 22m are of the visitors. The Boks will want to score here. 
08 Aug 17:35

25' - Conversion slotted by Hernandez!

South Africa 3 Argentian 14

08 Aug 17:34

24'  - TRY to Argentina!

Imhoff is having a blinder as he gets in under the posts after great play by Cubelli.

South Africa 3 Argentina 12

08 Aug 17:31
23' - Hernandez has missed, thats six points left out on the field. 
08 Aug 17:29
20' - Kock concedes another scrum penalty. Hernandez will kick at goal from the right hand side of the field and around 20m out. 
08 Aug 17:28
18' - Now Argentina win a scrum penalty as Koch is penalised. Hernandez has a shot at goal but misses. Let of for South Africa. 
08 Aug 17:25
16' - Tighthead to Argentina! They keep the ball through a number of phases. South Africa not having this their own way at all. 
08 Aug 17:23
14' - South Africa have a scrum feed on the right hand side of the field on half-way. Lots of space to work with for the backline. 
08 Aug 17:20
11' - Hernandez tries a drop goal but the ball sails past the uprights. 
08 Aug 17:19

10' - PENALTY slotted by Pollard.

No mistake from the South African pivot as he put South Africa on the board. 

South Africa 3 Argentina 7

08 Aug 17:18
9' - Scrum penalty to South Africa as the Puma have collapsed a scrum. Pollard will kick at goal. 
08 Aug 17:16
8' - The TMO has been called into action to check a high tackle on Burger. The tackle is adjudged to be legal. Scrum to South Africa. 
08 Aug 17:14
7' - South Africa are awarded a penalty, Pollard sets up a lineout in the Argentinian half. 
08 Aug 17:13

3' - Conversion slotted by Hernandez

South Africa 0 Argentina 7

08 Aug 17:12

2' - TRY to Argentina!

What a start from the visitors as they are on the board early. Le Roux was caught in possession very close to the Bok line. Pienaar cleared upfield but a brilliant break by Imhoff gets Bosch away and in for a try. 

South Africa 0 Argentina 5

  • 80'

    Lambie misses his conversion from the touchline. The final whistle soon follows as Argentina begin the celebrations. A fine win.

  • 80'

    South Africa 25 Argentina 37

  • 78'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA. 25-37. The Boks have a late consolation score in Durban as Habana crosses wide on the left.

  • 76'

    YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, MATERA. A high tackle sees the flank go to the bin where he will watch the rest of the match.

  • 75'

    The replacement scrum-half taps quickly ten metres out and is over for a try. Or is he? Poite checks with the TMO whether he tapped from the correct point. He didn't so we come back to the mark.

  • 73'

    Chaparro is replaced by Matias Diaz for the closing stages. He has had an excellent game at tighthead. More defending to do for the Pumas here though as Lambie spins into contact on halfway.

  • 70'

    Huge tackles going in from the Pumas on halfway as South Africa look to make inroads. Eventually it forces the error as the Boks knock-on. Argentina scrum then as time ticks on.

  • 67'

    Argentina also use their bench as Martin Landajo and Tomas Lezana come on while Bok back-row Coetzee limps off, replaced by Lwazi Mvovo as De Allende moves to flank. Pumas ball 30 out.

  • 65'

    Pollard's restart going out on the full does not improve their mood as jeers are evident. Lambie is being readied off the bench.

  • 63'

    DROP-GOAL, ARGENTINA, BOSCH. 20-37. Smart play to put South Africa three scores behind. Kings Park is not happy.

  • 62'

    More good news for Argentina here as Marcel van der Merwe is penalised at scrum time. This one will go up to the Bok 22 via Hernandez's boot. Can they put the Boks out of range here?

  • 60'

    Now it's a forward pass from Le Roux to Habana on halfway that costs the Boks. Pienaar is replaced by Cobus Reinach.

  • 57'

    Du Plessis now knocks-on and that will be the hooker's last act as Adriaan Strauss comes on for a Pumas scrum on their own 22.

  • 55'

    First Pollard, now Du Plessis with the error as he overthrows his line-out. Argentina clear soon after via Bosch up to halfway.

  • 53'

    That's a mistake from Pollard from a penalty as he fails to find touch, with the Pumas' clearing kick pushing the Bok line-out back to just outside the 22. Still a dangerous position though.

  • 51'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 20-34. Wonderful kick.

  • 49'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX. 18-34. A breakout score for the Boks as Kriel runs well before offloading to Le Roux who sprints over from 35 metres out in the corner.

  • 48'

    They won't get it as Mtawarira clearly goes off his feet at the ruck so the Pumas can clear with ease.

  • 47'

    Tomas Lavanini has taken Burger high off the ball so it's a penalty for South Africa which goes into the 22. They desperately need a try here.

  • 44'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, HERNANDEZ. 13-34. A fine kick from the touchline as the lead is now up to 21 points.

  • 43'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, IMHOFF. 13-32. It's a hat-trick for the left wing as Sanchez taps quickly to find Imhoff unopposed for the try.

  • 41'

    Welcome back to this entertaining match as Argentina kick-off. They soon have it back and set up camp in the Springbok 22.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, BOSCH. 13-27. Another scrum penalty against Koch and Bosch makes him pay from the halfway line. What a first-half performance from the Pumas.

  • 40'

    South Africa 13 Argentina 27

  • 38'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, HERNANDEZ. 13-24. Obstruction from Mtawarira at the restart gift wraps three points to the Pumas.

  • 37'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 13-21. Easy extras.

  • 36'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE JAGER. 11-21. They have a try as Lood de Jager rolls off the back of that line-out before reaching over.

  • 35'

    It's all South Africa at the moment as De Villiers goes close. They have a penalty and this one will be dabbed into the corner.

  • 33'


  • 31'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, IMHOFF. 6-19. He's got a double. Senatore off the back of the scrum to Cubelli blind who sets up his wing on the left.

  • 29'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 6-14. Argentina prop Chaparro doesn't let Pollard get to his feet. He does in the end to send over three points that reduces the margin to eight points.

  • 26'

    Something to cling to for South Africa as Brussow pounces at the ruck, which leads to Pollard punting them up to the Pumas 22.

  • 24'


  • 23'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, IMHOFF. 3-12. Excellent. Cubelli sets up Imhoff for the run-in next to the uprights. South Africa are in trouble.

  • 22'

    It's deja vu. Again Ayerza wins a scrum penalty against Koch and this time Hernandez misses from wide out. Points going begging here.

  • 19'

    Ayerza is dominant over Koch right now as he wins a kickable penalty for his side 40 metres out. Up steps Hernandez who pushes it to the right. South Africa get lucky there.

  • 16'

    Wow. Argentina win a scrum against the head with a massive shove. They are in possession on the Springbok ten-metre now.

  • 13'

    Unlucky for Pollard as he finds a hole 20 out but that gap was created by obstruction elsewhere. Hernandez clears from the penalty.

  • 11'

    Hernandez is just wide with an attempted drop-goal. Smart decision though.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 3-7. No mistake.

  • 9'

    South Africa have an attacking scrum 20 metres out with plenty of room either side to work with. Well, it won't come out as Ayerza is penalised so up will step Pollard with the kicking tee.

  • 7'

    This time the Pumas are penalised at the ruck so it's the Boks moving into opposition territory. They will hope to respond here.

  • 5'

    Juan Manuel Leguizamon pounces at the breakdown so it's more field position for Argentina. They throw 30 metres out.

  • 3'


  • 2'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, BOSCH. 0-5. Good work from Imhoff as he brings down Willie le Roux five metres from his own line. Ruan Pienaar clears to his ten-metre but then Imhoff breaks again, this time setting up centre Marcelo Bosch for the opening try.

  • 1'

    After two superb anthems, we're set for kick-off. Handre Pollard gets us going to his left before the Pumas clear through Hernandez.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of South Africa versus Argentina at Kings Park in Durban. These two teams enter on the back of back-to-back losses in the competition so will be eager to get the W today. The Boks are favourites to do so.

  • 0'

    Jean de Villiers will captain a Springbok side also featuring the return of Pieter-Steph du Toit and Siya Kolisi in the matchday 23 for the first time since 2013. Jesse Kriel moves to the wing.

  • 0'

    Juan Martin Hernandez will start at fly-half as boss Daniel Hourcade makes 11 changes in all to his starting line-up, with Juan Imhoff the only survivor in the backline from the team that lost to Australia. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro replaces the injured Ramiro Herrera at tighthead while in the second-row, Guido Petti and Tomas Lavanini will form a young lock pairing. It's all change in the back-row, with starts for Pablo Matera, Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Leonardo Senatore. Tomas Cubelli is preferred to Martin Landajo at scrum-half.

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South Africa Argentina
  • 3 Tries 4
    • 35' Lodewyk De Jager
    • 48' Willie Le Roux
    • 78' Bryan Habana
    • 1' Marcelo Bosch
    • 22' Juan Imhoff
    • 30' Juan Imhoff
    • 41' Juan Imhoff
  • 2 Conversions 4
    • 36' Handre Pollard
    • 49' Handre Pollard
    • 2' Juan Martin Hernandez
    • 23' Juan Martin Hernandez
    • 32' Juan Martin Hernandez
    • 42' Juan Martin Hernandez
  • 2 Penalties 2
    • 9' Handre Pollard
    • 28' Handre Pollard
    • 37' Juan Martin Hernandez
    • 39' Marcelo Bosch
  • 0 Drop Goals 1
    • 62' Marcelo Bosch
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 75' Pablo Matera
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Vincent Koch
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Heinrich Brussow
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Schalk Burger
  • Ruan Pienaar
  • Handre Pollard
  • Bryan Habana
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jean De Villiers
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Willie Le Roux
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Marcos Ayerza
  • Agustin Creevy
  • Francisco Nahuel Tetaz
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Pablo Matera
  • Juan Manuel Leguizamon
  • Leonardo Senatore
  • Tomas Cubelli
  • Juan Martin Hernandez
  • Juan Imhoff
  • Jeronimo De La Fuente
  • Marcelo Bosch
  • Horacio Agulla
  • Joaquin Tuculet
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Julian Montoya
  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Matias Diaz
  • Matias Alemanno
  • Tomas Lezana
  • Martin Landajo
  • Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
  • Lucas Amorosino

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