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As it happened: Argentina 12 v Boks 26

2015-08-15 20:37
Last Updated at 10:06
15 Aug 23:32
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15 Aug 23:27


Argentina 12 South Africa 26

A much better performance tonight from the Boks! Lambie will be very pleased with his contribution. 

15 Aug 23:24
82' - A massive scrum from the Boks sees them win a tight-head! They move onto the attack. 
15 Aug 23:23
80' - Although the hooter has gone, referee Glen Jackson says there are still two minutes of play left. 
15 Aug 23:22
79' - A very strong from Argentina forces a knock-on from Burger. The home side look to break away quickly but knock-on themselves. 
15 Aug 23:20
77' - Argentina are pinged for playing Reinach without the ball. The Boks opt for a scrum aroudn 6m from the line. 
15 Aug 23:19
77' - The Boks are camping in the Argentinian 22m area looking for a third try. 
15 Aug 23:17

74' - South African substitution

Lambie is replaced by Pollard

Pienaar is replaced by Reinach

15 Aug 23:15
72' Cordero breaks out for the home side, he kicks ahead but Lambie gets back to dot the ball down. 
15 Aug 23:13
71' - An Argentinian handling error will allow the Boks a chance to clear their lines. There is the small matter of a scrum first, they have been fiercely contested tonight. 
15 Aug 23:11
69' - It's the home side this time that win a scrum penalty. They opt to set up a lineout in the Bok 22m area. 
15 Aug 23:09
67' - Another promising Bok attack comes to an end through a turnover by the home side. They look to run from their own 22m area and make a number of metres, getting to half-way. 
15 Aug 23:05

64' - South African substitutions

De Allende is replaced by Serfontein.

Alberts is replaced by du Toit

15 Aug 23:04
63' - Lambie aims to kick the ball into touch, but goes for too much distance and the ball goes dead. Argentina have  scrum on half-way. 
15 Aug 23:03

62' - YELLOW CARD for Lavanini!

The big lock entered a ruck with no arms as he cleaned out a South African player. He will spend 10 minutes in the bin. 

15 Aug 23:02
62' - An Argentinian knock-on brings a break in play. Referee Glen Jackson wants the TMO to look at a ruck entry by an player from the home side. 
15 Aug 23:00
60' - Burger gets to within a metre of the tryline, the home side managed to turn the ball over and break upfield. 
15 Aug 22:58
59' - Another scrum penalty to the Boks. Lambie sets up a lineout just inside the home side's 22m area. 
15 Aug 22:55

56' - South African substitution.

Matfield is replaced by F vd Merwe

15 Aug 22:55

55' - PENALTY converted by Lambie!

He has not missed on tonight! An excellent kicking display by the Sharks pivot. 

Argentina 12 South Africa 26

15 Aug 22:53
54' - Now Argentina gift South Africa a penalty by going off-side. Lambie will have a shot at goal from around 22m out to the left of the uprights. 
15 Aug 22:52
53' - Argentina having far more possession so far this half. 
15 Aug 22:51

52' - PENALTY slotted by Sanchez!

Argentina 12 South Africa 23

15 Aug 22:50
51' - Argentina has a chance to narrow the lead after they are awarded a penalty. Sanchez will have a shot at goal. 
15 Aug 22:49

49' - South African replacement

vd Merwe is replaced by Malherbe

15 Aug 22:46

47' - South African replacement 

Nyakane is replaced by Mtawarira.

15 Aug 22:45
46' - Argentina with an excellent passage of play that sees them move up the field and into the South Africa 22m area, taking the ball through a number of phases. They are awarded a penalty and will opt to kick to touch, setting up a 5m line out. 
15 Aug 22:43

42' - South African replacement

Strauss is replaced by Britz

15 Aug 22:41

42' - DROP KICK slotted by Lambie!

The Boks managed to turn Argentinian possession over and Lambie calmly slots a drop-kick!

Argentina 9 South Africa 23

15 Aug 22:40
41' - South Africa are immediately onto the attack after an excellent break by Habana. They surge into the Argentina 22m area but unfortunately Mvovo is tackled into touch as Kirchner opts for a long skip pass. 
15 Aug 22:39
40' - Sanchez gets teh second half underway for the home side. 
15 Aug 22:38
The teams are out for the second half. Can the Bok build on their lead?
15 Aug 22:27


A much better performance from the Boks compared with last week. They have scored two very well taken tries.

Argentina 9 South Africa 20

15 Aug 22:26
39' - Etzebeth is warned for his behaviour, the penalty remains with Argentina. 
15 Aug 22:23
39' - Argentina are awarded a penalty from the kick-off. The TMO is called into action as both sides get together after Etzebeth pushed an Argentinian player. 
15 Aug 22:22

38' - PENALTY slotted by Sanchez!

He cuts the leads to 11 points just before half-time. 

Argentina 9 South Africa 20

15 Aug 22:21
37' - The Pumas have another chance to chip away at the Bok lead after a ruck infringement from the visitors. Sanchez will have a shot at goal. 
15 Aug 22:16

33' - PENALTY slotted by Sanchez!

Argentina 6 South Africa 20 

15 Aug 22:15
32' - Argentina have a chance to cut the Bok lead as they are awarded a penalty. Sanchez will kick at goal. 
15 Aug 22:14

31' - CONVERSION slotted by Lambie!

The Bok flyhalf makes no mistake and extends the visitors lead!

Argentina 3 South Africa 20 

15 Aug 22:13

29' - TRY to South Africa!

Another try for the Boks! Brilliant handling lead to this one as Matfield, Burger and a number of backs were involved in working the ball to the left to Mvovo. The speedster cut inside, beat a number of defenders and managed to stretch for the line to score!

Argentina 3 South Africa 18

15 Aug 22:10

27' - CONVERSION slotted by Lambie!

An excellent kick by the pivot as he converts from the right-hand touchline. 

Argentina 3 South Africa 13

15 Aug 22:09

26' - TRY to South Africa!

After trying with another maul, the Boks move the ball wide, Pienaar finds Habana with an excellent long pass and the winger scores in the right-hand corner. That is his 59th try for the Boks!

Argentina 3 South Africa 11

15 Aug 22:07
24' - Brussow goes really close, the Argentinian defence just manages to keep him from scoring. The Boks have another penaltly. They set up another lineout. 
  • 80'

    South Africa win the scrum against the head and again Brits finds some space. Argentina get in well at the breakdown though and earn a penalty which Cubelli takes quickly.

  • 80'

    Eventually we finish with a forward pass. Still, a much-improved performance and result for South Africa who emerge comfortable winners. Thanks for joining us!

  • 80'


  • 79'

    Some confusion as the final hooter goes but Glen Jackson thinks there are two more minutes left. Argentina have a scrum just outside their 22.

  • 78'

    Powerful scrum from South Africa but Burger shows his inexperience at number eight and knocks it on. Another chance goes begging for the Springboks.

  • 77'

    Cobus Reinach is played without the ball so South Africa will have a penalty five metres out. Burger chooses the scrum.

  • 76'

    South Africa take the scrum and are battering away at the line...

  • 75'

    A big scrum with Argentina struggling to hook the ball back. Eventually they get penalised after Fernandez-Lobbe hooks it back. Free-kick to the Springboks.

  • 73'

    A strong carry from Lambie is followed by a some good support work from Brits. He then finds Serfontein who thinks he might be able to go all the way. He's hauled down though and knocks on as he hits the ground. Argentina will have a scrum, and are back up to 15 with the return of Lavanini.

  • 71'

    Good control from South Africa who spread the ball before Kirchner clears. Amorosino tries to run it back but doesn't get very far.

  • 69'

    Some sharp footwork from Cubelli opens up some room for Argentina but South Africa then tighten up in defence and Etzebeth clamps onto the ball in a tackle to earn a scrum.

  • 68'

    South Africa shove early again at the scrum, so this time it's a full penalty. That's sloppy from the visitors, who had been in control at the set-piece.

  • 67'

    Great work at the breakdown from the Pumas to win the ball back and they counter. Burger then pops up in midfield to stop Fernandez-Lobbe from making the pass after a charge.

  • 66'

    South Africa go early at the scrum so it's a free-kick to Argentina. The Springboks then turn to their maul from about 40 metres out.

  • 65'

    South Africa seem to make ground at will but after advancing, Etzebeth gets smothered by the Argentine defence and when it doesn't emerge, the Pumas get the scrum. Concerns over Sanchez though, who took a big hit from Pieter-Steph du Toit.

  • 64'

    South Africa definitely have the ascendancy in the scrum and they earn another penalty. Of course the absence of Lavanini makes it difficult for the hosts.

  • 62'

    A knock on out wide from Cordero but we've got a break in play about potential foul play at the previous ruck. We'll go to the TMO.

  • 62'

    YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, LAVANINI! Tomas Lavanini has gone in with no arms in the ruck and he's sin-binned for his troubles. That won't help the Pumas' cause.

  • 62'

    Big mistake from Lambie who kicks the penalty dead. That's his first real error of the evening, but it's a poor one.

  • 61'

    Loose from South Africa and Tomas Cubelli dives on it and Argentina can counter. Huge opportunity missed from the Boks.

  • 60'

    Brits breaks through and South Africa are two metres out...

  • 59'

    Argentina looked to have got the nudge on but it's South Africa who earn the penalty. Orlandi is struggling at scrum-time.

  • 57'

    Argentina are up in the Bok 22 but then lose the ball in midfield. Pienaar then kicks clear but it's too deep so we'll go all the way back into the South African half for a Pumas scrum.

  • 55'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 12-26: No mistake from Lambie who stretches the lead out to 14 points.

  • 54'

    Lambie kicks cross-field for Habana, but Imhoff takes the mark. We'll come back for an offside penalty though.

  • 52'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 12-23. A sniping run from Landajo forces the penalty. The hosts are clawing their way back into this.

  • 50'

    An exchange of kicks between Lambie and Imhoff sees the Boks gain ground. The visitors now keeping it tight near halfway. Turnover! Now the Pumas have a chance to attack with ball in hand.

  • 48'

    Excellent contesting from Matfield forces the knock on. Lambie clears from the ensuing scrum.

  • 46'

    Great little show and go from Sanchez, who makes a mini break into the SA 22. Penalty to Argentina and they kick for the corner!

  • 44'

    Lots of scrappy, broken play in the second half so far. Lambie sends a long pass wide to Habana, who makes more ground. The Pumas escape with a ruck penalty, which they put into touch near halfyway.

  • 42'

    DROP-GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE. 9-23. Clinical stuff from the Boks as Lambie slots an excellent drop goal. Ruthless.

  • 41'

    Here we go again as Sanchez gets the second half underway. The Boks take it in and Habana is away! South Africa immediately on the attack in the home side's 22.

  • 40'

    Whoa! A scuffle breaks out after Etzebeth throws Lezana to the ground. The ref calls on the TMO to have a look as a number of players come flying in.

  • 40'

    Lots of handbags in it but nothing too nasty. Argentina have a penalty which Sanchez kicks out. That's half time. We'll be back in 10.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 9-20. What a kick! Sanchez hits the mark from 48m out!

  • 37'

    Argentina enjoy a decent passage of play and win a penalty near halfway, against Etzebeth. Sanchez lines it up.

  • 35'

    A worry for the Boks here as Eben Etzebeth has stayed down. He looks in a bit of trouble but eventually gets to his feet in time for a South African line on halfway. Argentina steal it! An exchange of kicks ends in a Bok lineout on the opposite side of the field.

  • 33'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 6-20. The hosts pull three points back from a ruck penalty. The crowd finds it's voice again after going very silent.

  • 32'

    CONVERSION, LAMBIE. 3-20. Lambie is on fire!

  • 31'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MVOVO. 3-18. Brilliant try! The ball is spread wide, Burger shows great hands to move it quickly. Mvovo beats a handful of defenders as he cuts inside and stretches out an arm to score!

  • 30'

    Argentina are giving away a lot of penalties at the rucks. Lambie sets up a lineout after Macome transgresses.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, LAMBIE. 3-13. Brilliant conversion from the touchline.

  • 27'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA. 3-11. Nyakane comes around the lineout but is stopped just short. Lambie has a go...but is 1m short. Pienaar sends it wide to Habana, who crosses untouched!

  • 25'

    Three penalties in a row and again the Boks kick into the corner.

  • 24'

    The Boks win the penalty at scrum time and kick into the corner! They look to maul...and win another penalty. Again they got for the corner.

  • 22'

    Burger makes a strong run. Pienaar is away and dives into the corner to score...NO! Brilliant tackle by Lavanini to knock the ball from his hands.

  • 21'

    Argentina attack with ball in hand but Brussow rips it away on the deck. Lambie kicks upfield.

  • 20'

    Mvovo collects a bomb. Lambie spots space out wide and kicks towards Kriel...but it goes out on the full. Attacking lineout for Argentina.

  • 19'

    Tomás Lavanini is penalised for entering a ruck from the side. The Boks kick to touch and then maul, but are pushed out on the Argentine 10m line.

  • 17'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE. 3-6. The visitors are back in front as Lambie slots a ruck penalty.

  • 15'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 3-3. The Boks will be worried by that penalty, they won't want last week's pattern to repeat itself.

  • 14'

    Lobbe spills it after a long throw in at the line-out. SA get a scrum just outside their own 22 but Marcel van der Merwe is penalised.

  • 12'

    The Boks go wide from the line-out before Lambie chips but it's all very scruffy. The Pumas get a penalty on their own 10m line. Sanchez finds touch near the Boks 22.

  • 10'

    The scrum is reset twice before a penalty goes against Noguera. Lambie clears.

  • 8'

    South Africa make a hash of the restart but there's a knock-on from the Pumas. SA will feed a scrum right in front of their posts.

  • 7'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE. 0-3. First blood to the Boks as Lambie slots a penalty after some good work by Brussow on the deck.

  • 7'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE. 0-3. First blood to the Boks as Lambie slots a penalty after some good work by Brussow on the deck.

  • 5'

    The Boks steal the line-out and they go wide with Habana, who takes the ball up. The Pumas get the ball back after a Lambie chip. The Boks tackle them back, but the Pumas win the penalty , but Sanchez cannot find touch

  • 3'

    Lambie clears from the line-out. The Boks breathe again.

  • 2'

    Whoa! Juan Imhoff is denied a try by inches after Kirchner is turned over and the Pumas counter. Incredible work by Eben Etzebeth to get back and make the tackle.

  • 1'

    Here we go! Pat Lambie kicks off very deep. The Pumas reply. Schalk Burger takes a quick throw. Lambie finds touch in the Pumas 22.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of South Africa's last match before the Rugby World Cup as they face Argentina at Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires. Incredibly, some would suggest that the Boks are underdogs here after last week's shock loss in Durban. Can they respond?

  • 0'

    The Springboks have made a number of changes with Zane Kirchner, Lwazi Mvovo, Pat Lambie, Willem Alberts, Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss and Trevor Nyakane all getting their first starts of the season. Jan Serfontein and Schalk Brits have also been included in the matchday squad for the first time this season.

  • 0'

    Argentina made a total of nine initial changes, either in terms of position or personnel but that number has grown. There are two late withdrawals from their starting XV as looehead prop Marcos Ayerza and inside centre Juan Martín Hernández have both dropped out and been replaced by Lucas Noguera and Juan Pablo Socino.

  • 0'

    South Africa and Argentina have played each other 20 times since 1993, with the Springboks winning 18, losing one and drawing one. The Springboks have scored 753 points and 91 tries and conceded 398 points and 37 tries for an average score of 38-20.

  • 0'

    There are four sons of former Springboks in the team: Ruan Pienaar (father Gysie), Schalk Burger jnr (father Schalk snr), Flip van der Merwe jnr (father Flippie snr) and Cobus Reinach (father the late Jaco). There is one grandson of a former Springbok ? Pieter-Steph du Toit is the grandson of Piet ?Spiere? du Toit. Patrick Lambie is the grandson of a former England International Nick Labuschagne.

  • 0'

    The referee is Glen Jackson of New Zealand. In his only previous Test the Springboks beat Scotland 55-6 in Port Elizabeth in June 2014.

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Argentina South Africa
  • 0 Tries 2
    • 25' Bryan Habana
    • 29' Lwazi Mvovo
  • 0 Conversions 2
    • 27' Patrick Lambie
    • 30' Patrick Lambie
  • 4 Penalties 3
    • 15' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 32' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 38' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 52' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 6' Patrick Lambie
    • 17' Patrick Lambie
    • 55' Patrick Lambie
  • 0 Drop Goals 1
    • 42' Patrick Lambie
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 62' Tomas Lavanini
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Agustin Creevy
  • Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
  • Benjamin Macome
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Tomas Lezana
  • Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
  • Juan Manuel Leguizamon
  • Martin Landajo
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Juan Imhoff
  • Juan Pablo Socino
  • Matias Moroni
  • Santiago Cordero
  • Joaquin Tuculet
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  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Marcel van der Merwe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Victor Matfield
  • Heinrich Brussow
  • Willem Alberts
  • Schalk Burger
  • Ruan Pienaar
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Bryan Habana
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Zane Kirchner
  • Julian Montoya
  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Juan Pablo Orlandi
  • Matias Alemanno
  • Pablo Matera
  • Tomas Cubelli
  • Juan Pablo Socino
  • Lucas Amorosino
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  • Schalk Brits
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Flip van der Merwe
  • Pieter Steph du Toit
  • Cobus Reinach
  • Handre Pollard
  • Jan Serfontein

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