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2021 Rugby Championship Rd.2 South Africa vs Argentina Preview

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South Africa’s Springboks have played Argentina’s Pumas 31 times and the Springboks have won 27 matches, lost 3 times and drawn once.

The Springboks’ 27 wins out of 31 matches gives them a record of winning 87% of their matches against the Pumas regardless of venue.


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In the Rugby Championship Zealand’s Springboks have played Argentina’s Pumas 15 times and they have won 11 matches, lost 3 times, and drawn once.

This gives the Springboks a record of winning 73% of their Rugby Championship matches against the Pumas.

This weekend the match will be played at home in South Africa and where the teams have met 8 times.

In those 8 home matches played on South African soil, the Springboks have won 7 matches and lost 1.

This gives the Springboks a record of winning 88% of their Rugby Championship matches against the Pumas at home in South Africa.

The average score when the Springboks play the Pumas at home is : South Africa 34 Argentina 17.

The Springboks have won the last two matches against Argentina in South Africa.

The Bookies have given Argentina a 12 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets.

Average score: South Africa 35 Argentina 19.

Last five results

2017-08-26 Argentina 23 – 41 South Africa
2018-08-18 South Africa 34 – 21 Argentina
2018-08-25 Argentina 32 – 19 South Africa
2019-08-10 Argentina 13 – 46 South Africa
2021-08-14 South Africa 32 – 12 Argentina

South Africa overall record against Argentina
Played 31, won 27, lost 3, drawn 1

South Africa overall record against Argentina in the Rugby Championship
Played 15, won 11, lost 3, drawn 1

South Africa’s winning percentage against Argentina in the Rugby Championship = 88 %

Match Argentina v South Africa
Date : Sat 21 August
Venue : Nelson Mandela Stadium Port Elizabeth
Kick Off local : 17.05
Referee : Karl Dickson
Assistant Ref 1 : Marius vd Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2 : AJ Jacobs
TMO : Tom Foley

Teams

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Trevor Nyakane.

Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Nicolaas van Rensburg, 20 Albertus Smith, 21 Dan du Preez, 22 Jaden Hendrikse, 23 Damian Willemse.

Argentina

15 Juan Cruz Mallía, 14 Ignacio Mendy, 13 Santiago Chocobares, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Santiago Carreras, 10 Domingo Miotti, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Guido Petti, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.

Replacements: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Lucio Cinti.


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