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Argentina beat South Africa in the Rugby Championship




The Rugby Championship moves to Argentina for the second match in Round 2 as the Pumas host South Africa’s Springboks.

Match detail

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In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

Argentina kick off and the match is underway.

1.00: South Africa are awarded an early penalty. Elton Jantjies will kick for posts.

2.00: Jantjies lines up takes the kick but he misses.

4.00: Argentina attack the Springboks and press them back into their half where they win a penalty. Juan Martín Hernández kicks for touch and the lineout.

6.00: Argentina win the line out and press the Springboks back to their 5m line but South African defend. Argentina knock on.

7.00: South Africa win a penalty from the scrum. Jantjies kicks it into touch.

9.00: South Africa work the ball into Argentina’s half where there is a knock on.

10.00: South Africa concede a penalty this time at the scrum. Argentina kick for touch.

11.00: The teams get a warning. Free kick to SA from the scrum.

12.00: They take it quickly but Faf de Klerk knocks on. The game is really lacking any rhythm or continuity.

14.00: Free kick to Argentina, they kick upfield and South Africa kick it back. Argentina begin their counter attack.

15.00: Argentina get a scrum on the Springbok 5m line.

16.00: Argentina win the scrum and they run the ball across the face of the posts and Manuel Montero goes over but loses the ball in the act of scoring. No try.  SA Scrum.

18.00: The scrum collapses and has to be reset.

19.00: The scrum collapses again and this time South Africa win a penalty.  Ruan Combrinck kicks for touch.

20.00: The assistant referee Glen Jackson comes in to report a late tackle so the TMO reviews the tackle. Ramiro Herrera is yellow carded for a late tackle.  Jantjies lines up the posts for the penalty.  This one he nails and South Africa lead.

22.00: Penalty to Argentina. Sanchez slots the penalty and the scores are level.

24.00 Combrinck boots the ball well downfield and sets up an attacking line for South Africa. Argentina win the line out and clears.

25.00: South Africa win the line out but Argentina turn the ball over and boot it into touch.

26.00: Argentina are still playing with a man less but they press the Boks back into their half. South Africa win a penalty and they use the up and under. Argentina counter attack and go wide.

27.00: Argentina go for the corner but Matías Orlando is shoved into touch saving the try. South Africa win the line out and clear.

28.00: It’s all Argentina and South Africa can only defend.

29.00: The Pumas win a penalty for a high tackle by Vincent Koch. Sanchez lines up the kick and nails it. Pumas lead.

31.00: Argentina – back to 15 – keep the ball moving quickly through the hands and they stretch South Africa and Joaquín Tuculet scores. TRY!

32.00: Sanchez takes the conversion kick and nails it.

33.00: Argentina try to run the ball from their own half but Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro knocks it on. Jesse Kriel has come on for SA replacing Ruan Combrinck.

35.00: South Africa get the ball into the Pumas 22 with a line out but Argentina come away with the ball and kick it into touch.

70% Possession to Argentina.

37.00: Argentina win a line out and move the ball to the wing. They chip the ball ahead and chase but Bryan Habana gets back and secures the ball.

39.00: South Africa kick the ball high and everyone chases and misses the ball. A Puma hand knocks it on. South Africa win the scrum and run at Argentina who get caught offside as the siren sounds.

40.00: South Africa will take a shot at the posts.

41.00: Jantjies takes the penalty shot but he misses – badly.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Argentina 13 South Africa 3

Elton Jantjies kicks off and the second half is underway. Manuel Montero has been replaced by Lucas González Amorosino.

42.00: The Springboks keep the ball in hand early on and it pays off as they win a penalty. Jantjies takes the kick and nails it.

43.00: Argentina kick deep. Habana gets back and secures the ball and tries to run but he is closed down. SA keep the ball alive on attack and they go through the phases.

44.00: The Boks keep the ball moving and they get the ball to Habana who scores. TRY!

45.00: Johan Goosen takes the conversion. Steven Kitshoff, Lourens Adriaanse and Pieter-Steph du Toit are all about to come on. Nicolas Sanchez comes off for blood. Goosen nails it and the scores are level.

46.00: Juan Martin Hernandez kicks the ball high and the Boks get the ball but knock on.

47.00: Hernandez has a break and gets Argentina to the 5m line. The Pumas recycle and kick wide and  Juan Manuel Leguizamón catches the ball and is tackled by Habana – he looks to have scored. The TMO reviews it and it is a TRY!

48.00:Hernandez adds the conversion. Pumas lead again.

51.00: Penalty to South Africa. Morne Steyn who has recently come on takes the kick but misses.

52.00: Argentina (Facundo Isa) almost get through to score but there is an infringement and they are called back for a penalty.

53.00: Hernandez takes the penalty kick and nails it.

55.00: Landajo gets into space but gets isolated and he is slammed into the ground by Pieter Steph du Toit and concedes a penalty. The Boks take the line out.

56.00: The Pumas win a penalty for not releasing. They kick for touch.

58.00: Argentina win a line out near the half way line. The ball gets turned over and then booted to Argentina who go through the phases and pass the ball forward.

60.00: Agustín Creevy comes off and Tomas Cubelli comes on for his 50th cap.

61.00: South Africa win the scrum and attack. Damian de Allende gets to the line but is tackled and loses the ball. Argentina clear.

63.00: Penalty to South Africa. Morne Steyn takes the kick and nails it.

65.00: Argentina put South Africa under pressure in their 22 but the Boks turn the ball over and kick to the half way line to clear.

66.00: South Africa come away with the ball after the line out and attack. The whistle goes and the TMO is called to review a high tackle. An Argentina player is down bleeeding. The tackle is on Juan Martin Hernandez by Oupa Mohoje. Hernandez will be stretchered off. He is a huge loss for Argentina. Enrique Pieretto comes on. No sanction for the tackle.

67.00: South Africa work the ball to the tryline and they drive over and Pieter-Steph du Toit scores. TRY!

68.00: Morne Steyn takes the conversion kick but misses. Pumas still lead.

70.00: Penalty to South Africa. Steyn kicks for touch.

71.00: South Africa get the ball back into Argentina’s 22 again. South Africa get driven back but they are called back for a penalty in front of the posts. No one seems to know why or what for. Steyn will have a shot.

72.00; Steyn boots the penalty and puts SA into the lead. Rudy Paige comes on for Faf de Klerk.

74.00: A mistake with the restart so the Boks have a scrum on the half way line.

75.00: South Africa win the scrum and Steyn goes for a drop goal but misses. Argentina counter attack and get into the Boks half where they win a penalty.

77.00: Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias takes the shot and nails it. Argentina lead.

79.00: South Africa attack but Argentina defend and SA knock on.

80.00: The siren sounds and the scrum collapses.

81.00: The scrum is reset and Argentina win the ball and kick it out.

Argentina have beaten South Africa!

Live In-Play Betting.

The full time score is Argentina 26 (13) South Africa 24 (3)


Tries – J.Tuculet, J.M.Leguizamón
Pen – N.Sanchez ,J.M.Hernandez, S.G.Iglesias
Con – N.Sanchez,  J.M.Hernandez
Drop –
Cards – R.Herrera (20th min yellow)

South Africa
Tries – B.Habana, P.du Toit.
Pen – E.Jantjies 2, M.Steyn 2
Con – J.Goosen
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant Ref 1:Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant Ref 2:Ben O’Keeffe (New Zelaand)
TMO : George Ayoub (Australia)



15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Felipe Arregui, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Javier Ortega Desio, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Lucas González Amorosino

South Africa

15 Johan Goosen, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements : 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Morne Steyn, 23, Jesse Kriel


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