South Africa's Springboks cruised to a record 73-13 victory over Argentina's Pumas as they secured their first ever victory at Soccer City in Soweto.
The score is the highest the Springboks have ever scored against Argentina and the points difference of 60 points also surpasses SA's previous best of 54 points when they beat the Pumas 63-8.
Including a penalty try the Springboks outscored the Pumas by nine tries to one.
Springbok hooker and try scorer Adriaan Strauss was named man of the match.
The bonus-point Springbok victory over their rivals, who had two forwards sin binned put the Springboks level with New Zealand on five points, but well ahead on points difference.
The Springboks put in a big effort on attack and also deprived the Pumas of possession, while their defensive line proved to be impenetrable for almost 80 minutes.
The match, played as part of the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day, had little entertainment value in the opening 10 minutes.
However, Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn converted two penalties in this period to hand his side a six-point lead.
At the quarter-hour mark Argentine captain Felipe Contepomi added to the scoreline with a successful penalty.
The two placekickers exchanged two more penalties between them, with only three points separating the two sides.
However, the momentum swung in the hosts' favour when a deliberate knock down by hooker Eusebio Guinazo metres from the line earned him a yellow card and a penalty try against his team.
Steyn converted the try to extend the Boks' lead to 10 points after 27 minutes of play.
The try sparked the Springboks into action as they added another five-pointer six minutes later when JJ Engelbrecht fielded a Willie le Roux grubber kick to canter through for the try.
Steyn converted and added another penalty conversion in the 38th minute which saw the Boks go into the change room leading 26-6.
Shortly after the restart the Boks showed their intent with a driving maul from a lineout that saw Adriaan Strauss crossing the whitewash for the their third try of the match, with Steyn converting.
To add insult to injury Argentina received their second yellow card of the match, with Leonardo Senatore receiving his marching orders for a dangerous tackle on Engelbrecht in the 50th minute.
Four minutes later Willem Alberts scored the Boks' bonus-point try, while captain Jean de Villiers added the fourth a minute later as he intercepted an Argentine ball from the kickoff to find an open goalline, with Steyn converting both tries.
Playing in his first match in more than a year, Fourie du Preez also got onto the score sheet in the 62nd minute.
In the 66th minute Bryan Habana scored the team's seventh try in the to bring up their 66th point in the match, with only six points against them.
Four minutes before the end of the match Bismarck du Plessis closed South Africa's try-scoring account, with Steyn finding his target once again.
Argentina had the final say of the match as Contepomi got over the tryline for a consolation try which he converted.
South Africa now travel to Mendoza Argentina to play the Pumas again next Saturday.
Final Score South Africa 73 (26) Argentina 13 (6)
Tries - Penalty Try, JJ Engelbrecht, A Strauss, W.Alberts, J.de Villiers, F.du Preez, B.Habana, D.Vermeulen, B.du Plessis.
Pen - M.Steyn 4
Con - M.Steyn 6
Tries - F.Contepomi
Pen - F. Contepomi 2
Con - F. Contepomi
Cards - E.Guinazu (29th min yellow), L. Senatore (48th min yellow)
Referee: Chris Pollock
Assistant Ref 1:Pascal Gauzere
Assistant Ref 2:John Lacey
TMO : Eric Gauzins
15 Willie le Roux ,14 Bjorn Basson ,13 JJ Engelbrecht ,12 Jean de Villiers (captain) ,11 Bryan Habana ,10 Morne Steyn ,9 Ruan Pienaar ,8 Duane Vermeulen ,7 Willem Alberts ,6 Francois Louw,5 Juandre Kruger ,4 Eben Etzebeth ,3 Jannie du Plessis ,2 Adriaan Strauss,1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements :16 Bismarck du Plessis ,17 Gurthro Steenkamp ,18 Coenie Oosthuizen,19 Flip van der Merwe ,20 Siya Kolisi ,21 Fourie du Preez ,22 Pat Lambie ,23 Jan Serfontein
Juan Martin Hernandez; Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Felipe Contepomi (capt), Juan Imhoff; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Leonardo Senatore, Juan Martin Leguizamon, Pablo Matera; Patricio Albacete, Manuel Carizza; Matias Diaz, Eusebio Guinazu, Juan Figallo
Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Nahuel Lobo, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Mariano Galarza, Julio Farias Cabello, Tomas Cubelli, Santiago Fernandez, Horacio Agulla