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2017/08/19 | 17:05 |  Rugby Championship | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth |  Full Time
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As it happened: Springboks 37-15 Argentina

2017-08-19 18:55
Last Updated at 10:18
19 Aug 18:58

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Next weekend, the Springboks travel to Salta to tackle Los Pumas in a hostile environment (21:40 SA time).

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19 Aug 18:54
19 Aug 18:53
The MAN-OF-THE-MATCH accolade goes to Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen.
19 Aug 18:50

A terrific win for the Springboks!

There's still lots to work on, but the positives by far outweigh the negatives.

The Bok scrum was superb, they won the breakdown battle and created several chances.

They also appeared the fitter team in the final 20 minutes.

19 Aug 18:47
FULL-TIME: South Africa 37-15 Argentina
19 Aug 18:47
80'- It allows Argentina to launch a final attack, but won't matter as yet another Los Pumas knock on puts them out of their misery...
19 Aug 18:46
79'- Bosch then makes another mistake when he fails to find touch with his penalty clearance.
19 Aug 18:46
79' - Another massive scrum from the Boks sees them win another penalty in that department.
19 Aug 18:45
78'- Oh dear, a poor first touch from Bosch as his kick is charged down near the tryline. Luckily for the young flyhalf, the Pumas knock it on with the tryline begging.
19 Aug 18:44


SA 359m

Argentina 345m

19 Aug 18:43


SA 6

Argentina 11

19 Aug 18:42
76'- A huge roar form the PE crowd as Curwin Bosch makes his Test debut, replacing Jantjies.
19 Aug 18:40
74'- Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi and Damian de Allende are all on for the Springboks.
19 Aug 18:39

73'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 37-15 Argentina

19 Aug 18:38

72'- TRY to the Springboks as Pieter-Steph du Toit barges over! It came after another dominating scrum by the hosts...

19 Aug 18:36

70'- The Boks can't force their way through but are awarded another penalty - this time right in front.

They opt for a scrum...

19 Aug 18:35
69'- Another breakdown penalty for South Africa - this time Cassiem the man doing the hard work. It allows Jantjies to set up another attacking lineout.
19 Aug 18:33


SA 103

Argentina 89

19 Aug 18:31

67' - CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 30-15 Argentina

19 Aug 18:30
65'- TRY to the Springboks as Siya Kolisi rounds off! Some brilliant handling in the build-up as Argentina simply ran out of numbers.
19 Aug 18:28
63'- Another scrum penalty for the Springboks allows Jantjies to set up a lineout five metres out.
19 Aug 18:28
63'- Bok sub: Francois Hougaard on at scrumhalf for Ross Cronje.
19 Aug 18:26
61'- A sniping break from Cassiem brings the Boks back into the Argentine 22m area...
19 Aug 18:25


SA 269m

Argentina 287m

19 Aug 18:25
60'- Pieter-Steph du Toit and Jean-Luc du Preez are now on for the Boks.
19 Aug 18:24

59'- CONVERSION slotted by Hernandez.

SA 23-15 Argentina

19 Aug 18:23
58' - TRY to Argentina! Beautiful handling sees wing Emiliano Boffelli score in the corner.
19 Aug 18:22
57'- The Springboks are pinged for collapsing an Argentine driving maul. The visitors promptly set up a lineout five metres out...
19 Aug 18:21
56'- Tomas Cubelli also on at scrumhalf for Los Pumas, replacing try-scorer Landajo.
19 Aug 18:19
55'- The Beast completed 8 tackles today!
19 Aug 18:19
55' - Bok sub: Steven Kitshoff replaces Tendai Mtawarira at prop.
19 Aug 18:17
53' - Juan Martin Hernandez has now replaced Sanchez at flyhalf for Los Pumas.
19 Aug 18:16

53' - CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 23-8 Argentina

19 Aug 18:16

52' - TRY to the Springboks as Raymond Rhule rounds off a nice backline move!

It's also Rhule's first Test try.

19 Aug 18:14
50'- Another Bok penalty leads to another attacking lineout...
19 Aug 18:13
49'- Los Pumas pinged for hands in the ruck - it's about 45m out but this time Jantjies sets up a lineout inside the red zone.
19 Aug 18:11

48'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

SA 16-8 Argentina

19 Aug 18:10
47'- Jaco Kriel wins a penalty on the ground and it's very kickable - about 35m out, 15m-in-field...
19 Aug 18:09

45'- PENALTY slotted by Sanchez.

SA 13-8 Argentina

19 Aug 18:08

44'- Los Pumas back in the red zone after a great break from flanker Tomas Lezana.

They then win a penalty in front, Malcolm Marx the man penalised at ruck time...

  • 80'

    Argentina concede a penalty for their front row standing up in the scrum. Just a minute remaining in the game.

  • 80'

    FULL TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 37-15 ARGENTINA. South Africa have started off their Championship campaign with a win at home and they have looked strong throughout the game. Four tries to the hosts, they secure the bonus point and beat Argentina by 22 points.

  • 78'

    Jantjies is replaced by Bosch and the crowd cheers him on as he makes his debut.

  • 77'

    Jesse Kriel with a high tackle and this will be a penalty to Argentina.

  • 75'

    Just a few minutes remaining in the game and South Africa have scored four tries to secure a bonus point here.

  • 74'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 37-15: Jantjies has not missed a kick today and he adds on the extras again as South Africa push their lead to 22 points.

  • 72'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DU TOIT! 35-15: Pieter-Steph du Toit scores from the scrum. The referee had a few words with the players after a scrum reset. Hougaard with the ball after the scrum and Du Toit takes it over the line. The try is awarded after the referee has a chat with his assistant.

  • 71'

    Argentina concede another penalty, this time through Desio for not rolling away. The referee was playing advantage.

  • 69'

    Three tries for South Africa and two for Argentina so far. Lavanini concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball.

  • 67'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 30-15: Jantjies makes no mistake in adding on the extras and South Africa push their lead to 15 points.

  • 66'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KOLISI! 28-15: There it is, Kolisi takes it over the line after Du Preez passes the ball to him and South Africa score again.

  • 65'

    Hougaard comes on and Cronje goes off for South Africa. The hosts have a penalty from the scrum. Jantjies happy to kick it for a lineout.

  • 65'

    Serfontein does really well to pass the ball to Kolisi who breaks the line, brilliant play from South Africa. This could be a try for them.

  • 63'

    South Africa have the advantage because of a knock on from the Pumas. The referee allows play on and South Africa are putting some good passes together.

  • 62'

    Quick lineout to the front from South Africa. Cassiem bursts through the line and South Africa are on the attack.

  • 60'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, HERNANDEZ! 23-15: Hernandez makes no mistake as he slots in a difficult kick and we are into the final 20 minutes of the game.

  • 59'

    South Africa are under pressure now, Argentina employ the maul after the lineout and this could be a try to the visitors.

  • 59'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, BOFELLI! 23-13: Some really good handling from Argentina, two brilliant passes, first from Hernandez and then by Tuculet to Boffelli who takes it over the line. Argentina score.

  • 58'

    A maul after the lineout for Argentina, Etzebeth collapses the maul and that will be a penalty for Argentina.

  • 57'

    A penalty against Mostert for going off his feet in the ruck and Argentina kick it for a lineout.

  • 56'

    Argentina were playing well but a handling error and Kolisi kicks the ball deep and South Africa gain some territory. Tuculet is quick to get back but his kick is not good and South Africa have the lineout.

  • 54'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 23-8: Jantjies makes no mistake and South Africa have a converted try after kicking for the lineout. Good play from the hosts.

  • 52'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, RHULE! 21-8: South Africa try to push a maul through after the lineout but the Pumas defence is good. Then Jantjies brings the ball back to the right wing and Rhule runs through three defenders as if they did not exist and that is Rhule's first try.

  • 51'

    Etzebeth gets the lineout and Lavanini is on the wrong side of the lineout maul and that wil lbe a penalty to South Africa. Jantjies kicks it for another lineout. The crowd right behind their team here.

  • 50'

    Argentina concede a penalty for hands in the ruck. Kolisi does well to earn the penalty there. Jantjies will kick this to the corner for a lineout.

  • 49'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 16-8: Jantjies puts in a brilliant kick again and South Africa restore their lead to 8 points. Very difficult kick from Jantjies and he just sneaks it in between the uprights.

  • 48'

    Kriel turns the ball over and Argentina concede a penalty for not releasing the ball, Lavanini the guilty party there. Good tackle from Jaco Kriel.

  • 46'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 13-8: Sanchez makes no mistake this time as he slots in the penalty goal. Argentina trail by 5 points.

  • 45'

    Good turnover ball from Argentina and then they pass the ball to Creevy who starts the attack. The ball is turned our, but the referee brings it back to play the penalty. Malcolm Marx concedes the penalty for being caught offside.

  • 42'

    Good defence from South Africa, Rhule manages to turn the ball over and then Coetzee kicks it deep to clear it to safety.

  • 41'

    The second half begins. Argentina start things off.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 13-5 ARGENTINA. The half-time score will be 13-5, South Africa have an 8-point lead after the first 40. Landajo and Skosan the two try scorers so far.

  • 38'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 13-5: Jantjies makes no mistake as he slots in the conversion to add on the extras. The hosts head by 8 points.

  • 37'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, SKOSAN! 11-5: Jantjies passes the ball nicely to Skosan who is very fast and he goes all the way to score the try. He was tackled a couple of times but he really wanted it and he has just scored his first test try.

  • 35'

    One gets the feeling that South Africa have to score here before the break to gain the mental advantage.

  • 33'

    The conversion is missed, Sanchez has kicked 80% of the kicks in his career but he has missed two in two today.

  • 32'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, LANDAJO! 6-5: Tuculet with a nice break and then Boffelli passes the ball nicely to set up the try. Landajo takes it over the line. First try of the game, first try for Argentina.

  • 30'

    Sanchez was not happy with his missed penalty goal, and South Africa's lead stays at 6 points.

  • 29'

    Sanchez misses a kickable penalty goal and this is a big chance gone begging for the Pumas.

  • 28'

    Marx concedes a penalty for a high tackle and this will be another scrum to the visitors.

  • 26'

    Rhule is quickly closed out by Tuculet, good defence from the Pumas.

  • 23'

    We are through the first quarter of the game and South Africa have dominated this game so far. They have looked really good in scrums too.

  • 20'

    Lezana is caught offside and it will be another penalty against the Pumas.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 6-0: Jantjies makes no mistake with the kick and South Africa push their lead to six points.

  • 19'

    Tuculet's pass is forward and the referee picks it up. It will be another scrum, South Africa have dominated those so far.

  • 18'

    Argentina concede a penalty for being caught offside. South Africa go on the counter with Coetzee putting in a great run.

  • 18'

    Ross Cronje takes the penalty quickly and then Jantjies carries the ball. South Africa have looked dangerous on the attack today.

  • 17'

    It all ends with a scrum to Argentina and no try given to South Africa. Poor decision from the referee.

  • 15'

    The referee stops the play, the crowd thinks there was a try but the TMO is called into action.

  • 14'

    Argentina concede a penalty for not releasing the ball, Ramiro Moyano Joya is the guilty party.

  • 13'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 3-0: Jantjies makes no mistake with this kick as he slots in a penalty goal to open the scoring for South Africa. It was a difficult kick from 40 metres out.

  • 12'

    South Africa have never lost at this venue, they have won three and drawn one.

  • 11'

    Argentina concede a penalty through Lezana for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 9'

    Drop goal missed! Jantjies goes for the drop goal, looking to score some early points for South Africa but he missed it and the score remains at 0-0.

  • 6'

    Argentina concede a penalty for a knock on. South Africa feed the scrum.

  • 5'

    First scrum of the game and the South Africans are heavier than the visitors.

  • 4'

    South Africa concede the first penalty of the game, Oosthuizen not releasing the ball. They were doing so well.

  • 4'

    Tuculet kicks the ball into touch and it will be the first lineout of the game.

  • 3'

    Good play from the hosts, they have started off well. They have worked the ball through 10 phases and are putting pressure on the Pumas.

  • 2'

    It is advantage to South Africa who are carrying the ball nicely and are controlling the possession.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The first half begins as South Africa kick us off.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Championship game between South Africa and Argentina from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

  • 0'

    South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth (c), 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

  • 0'

    Argentina: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Agustin Creevy (c), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

  • 0'

    Romain Poite is the referee today with Pascal Gaüzère and Nic Berry assisting him. Glenn Newman is the TMO.

  • 0'

    Uzair Cassiem will start for the Boks today, this is only the second time he has started in a test. Jean-Luc du Preez moves to the bench.

  • 0'

    Ross Cronje comes in for Hougaard in the number nine position.

  • 0'

    Three changes made by Argentina, Emiliano Boffelli comes in for Matias Moroni on the wing. Tomas Lavanini replaces Matias Alemanno as lock and Pablo Matera is picked ahead of Baez.

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South Africa Argentina
  • 4 Tries 2
    • 36' Courtnall Skosan
    • 51' Raymond Rhule
    • 65' Siya Kolisi
    • 71' Pieter-Steph du Toit
    • 31' Martin Landajo
    • 58' Emiliano Boffelli
  • 4 Conversions 1
    • 37' Elton Jantjies
    • 53' Elton Jantjies
    • 66' Elton Jantjies
    • 73' Elton Jantjies
    • 59' Juan Martin Hernandez
  • 3 Penalties 1
    • 11' Elton Jantjies
    • 19' Elton Jantjies
    • 48' Elton Jantjies
    • 45' Nicolas Sanchez
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Andries Coetzee
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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  • 10
  • 11
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  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
  • Agustin Creevy
  • Enrique Pieretto Heilan
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Pablo Matera
  • Tomas Lezana
  • Leonardo Senatore
  • Martin Landajo
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Emiliano Boffelli
  • Jeronimo De La Fuente
  • Matias Orlando
  • Ramiro Moyano
  • Joaquin Tuculet
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Curwin Bosch
  • Damian de Allende
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  • Julian Montoya
  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Ramiro Herrera
  • Marcos Kremer
  • Javier Ortega Desio
  • Tomas Cubelli
  • Juan Martin Hernandez
  • Matias Moroni

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