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Argentina
Argentina
31
Tries
Joaquin Tuculet (50), Tomas Cubelli (46), Manuel Montero (25)
Penalties
Marcelo Bosch (73), Nicolas Sanchez (55,3)
Drops
Juan Martin Hernandez (12)
Cons
Nicolas Sanchez (46,26)

33
South Africa
South Africa

Tries
Marcell Coetzee (68), Cornall Hendricks (59), Bryan Habana (31)
Penalties
Morne Steyn (76), Handre Pollard (29,22,10)
Drops
none
Cons
Morne Steyn (69,59), Handre Pollard (32)


80'
Full Time
Argentina 31 South Africa 33

80'
Argentina are throwing everything into it in a bid to win this game! They are on the attack inside South Africa's half but Hernandez throws a wayward pass into touch! Referee Steve Walsh blows the final whistle and the Boks have got out of jail to win this clash! The Pumas were in control for large periods and will wonder how they lost that game.

77'
Penalty
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 31-33. Steyn adds another three-pointer, which puts the Boks into the lead again, after Galarza is pinged for a ruck infringement.

74'
Penalty
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, BOSCH! 31-30. Marcelo Bosch lands a penalty from about 52 metres, after Bakkies Botha is penalised for a late tackle on Leguizamón!

73'
Steyn gathers from Francois Hougaard at a scrum close to the halfway line. He launches a teasing bomb but Tuculet gathers despite great pressure from Hendricks.

70'
Conversion
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 30-28. Steyn puts the Boks back in front with a sweetly-struck place-kick!

69'
Try
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, COETZEE! 28-28. The Boks launch a drive from a line-out inside Argentina''s 22. Marcell Coetzee is in control at the base of the maul and when he spots the whitewash, he dives over!

67'
The Boks are now camped inside the Pumas' 22! Malherbe and Louw are prominent ball carriers.

65'
Argentina take the ball through a couple of phases and Sanchez drops into the pocket again, but this time his drop-goal attempt is to the left of the posts!

63'
After several re-set scrums, Frans Malherbe is pinged for dropping his bind inside Argentina's 22. Hernandez puts the resulting penalty out on the Boks' 10-metre line.

60'
Conversion
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 28-23. Morne Steyn adds the extras to narrow the gap to five points!

59'
Try
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HENDRICKS! 28-21. The Boks attack inside Argentina's 22 and Cornal Hendricks runs onto a pass from De Villiers and beats a defender before diving in at the right-hand corner!

58'
Hernandez shows his unique talent when he launches a 35 metre banana kick, from just outside his 22. The ball bounces infield but rolls into touch in front of Habana!

56'
Penalty
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 28-16. Sanchez gives the Pumas a 12-point lead, after Francois Louw is pinged for a ruck infringement. The Boks look shell-shocked!

54'
Argentina are in control at the moment! Everything they do seems to be going right while the reverse is true for the Boks. Sanchez sees a gap and delivers a perfectly-weighted kick which rolls into touch inside the visitors' 22.

51'
Try
TRY, ARGENTINA, TUCULET! 25-16. Joaquín Tuculet runs onto a pass from Hernandez, on the edge of the Boks' 22, and dives in at the corner despite the attentions of Damian de Allende and Jean de Villiers!

48'
Conversion
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 20-16. Sanchez slots the to-pointer to extend his side's lead!

47'
Try
TRY, ARGENTINA, CUBELLI! 18-16. Tomás Cubelli breaks around the fringe of a ruck and shrugs off three defenders before crashing over!

46'
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has replaced his two props and brought on Tendai Mtawarira and Frans Malherbe.

44'
The Boks have just been annihilated at a scrum, just outside the Pumas' 22! Jannie du Plessis and Gurthrö Steenkamp eventually pop out of the set-piece and the Boks are penalised. Sanchez kicks for touch and puts the ball out, just inside the visitors' half.

41'
Sanchez gets the second half underway with a deep, hanging kick which Lood de Jager gathers. The Boks go on the drive and gain several metres.

40'
Half Time
Argentina 13 South Africa 16

40'
It''s all Argentina at the moment, as they attack deep inside the Boks'' 22! Sanchez throws a long pass but Bosch knocks on! That''s the final act of the half and the visitors will be relieved when they hear the sound of the half-time whistle! It''s been an even contest but the hosts have held a slight upperhand even though they are trailing on the scoreboard.

38'
Sanchez gets a chance to level the score, after another Bok infringement at a ruck but his effort is wide of the target!

35'
Hernandez shows his class with a teasing kick which rolls into touch inside South Africa's 22!

33'
Conversion
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 13-16. Pollard adds the extras to extend the visitors' lead!

32'
Try
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! 13-14. Argentina are on the attack inside South Africa's 22 but, against the run of play, they knock on ad Ruan Pienaar hacks the ball upfield! Bryan Habana is quickest to react and when Pienaar boots the ball ahead inside Argentina's half it rolls over the hosts' try-line nd Habana dives on it!

30'
Penalty
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 13-9. Pollard narrows the gap to four points after Tomás Lavanini goes off his feet at a ruck.

27'
Conversion
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 13-6. Sanchez lands the difficult place-kick from close to the touchline!

26'
Try
TRY, ARGENTINA, MONTERO! 11-6. Argentina go on the drive from a line-out on South Africa's 22. Leguizamón makes the initial break, and sucks in some defenders, but the ball then goes out wide to their back-line and Manuel Montero dives in at the left-hand corner!

23'
Penalty
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 6-6. Pollard draws the visitors level after Argentina's forwards are penalised for collapsing a maul illegally.

22'
Referee Steve Walsh has called for a short water break as it is quite hot in Salta at the moment. Play will resume shortly.

21'
Marcos Ayerza is pinged for illegal scrummaging. Pollard kicks for touch and puts the ball out midway between the Pumas'' 22 and the halfway line.

20'
The Boks are pinged for an early shove at a scrum. Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe plays quickly but Argentina lose momentum when Pablo Matera knocks on shortly afterwards.

17'
The Boks' front row collapse a scrum illegally. Sanchez puts the resulting penalty into touch on the halfway line.

15'
From the restart, Leguizamon fumbles deep inside his 22 but Cornal Hendricks fails to capitalise on his error as he doesn't pick up the loose ball!

14'
DROP GOAL, ARGENTINA, HERNANDEZ! 6-3. Argentina are on the attack inside South Africa's 22. Juan Martín Hernández drops into the pocket and lands a snap-shot from just outside the Boks' 22!

11'
Penalty
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 3-3. Pollard draws the visitors level after Leguizamón is pinged for offside play.

9'
Willie le Roux sees space behind Argentina's defence and launches a kick which Bosch gathers inside his 22. He puts the ball out midway between his 22 and the halfway line.

8'
Sanchez lines up another shot at goal after Jannie du Plessis is pinged for illegal scrummaging. The kick is to the right of the uprights, however.

5'
Penalty
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 3-0. Sanchez opens the scoring, from the kicking tee, after Bismarck du Plessis is pinged for an infringement at a ruck.

3'
Eben Etzebeth takes the ball into contact, just outside the Boks' 22 and loses it in contact. Marcelo Bosch is soon in possession and stabs a grubber kick through which rolls into touch inside South Africa's 22.

0'
Kick Off
Handre Pollard gets the game underway! His kick is deep and Juan Manuel Leguizamón gathers. The pumas set up a phase before Nicolás Sánchez boots the ball upfield.

0'
We've just listened to the two countries' anthems and are now set for 80 minutes of thrilling Test action.

0'
Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for this encounter. Centre Juan Martín Hernández, a late withdrawal from the side defeated 13-6 in Pretoria last weekend, returns at inside centre in place of Santiago González Iglesias. The other change is also in the backline with Lucas González Amorosino coming in on the right wing for Horacio Agulla.

0'
Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when starts on the blindside flank for the Springboks. Smith's inclusion at flank is one of three changes to the starting XV, with a further four changes on the bench. Gurthrö Steenkamp (prop) and Eben Etzebeth (lock) will start in the tight five, with Tendai Mtawarira and Bakkies Botha moving to the bench. Marcell Coetzee will join them amongst the replacements after coming in as a late substitute for the injured Willem Alberts last weekend. The final change to the team, which beat Argentina by 13-6 last weekend in Pretoria, is the inclusion of Lwazi Mvovo on the bench.

0'
Welcome
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby Championship clash between Argentina and South Africa. The game is being played at the Padre Ernesto Martearena Stadium in Salta in the north-western part of Argentina. We'll return shortly with team news.


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