LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Rugby Championship

Thumb_argentina-ed Argentina

17

Thumb_south-africa-ed South Africa

22
Kick-off local time : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 16h10
Kick-off : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 21h10
Venue : Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Referee : Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Argentina South Africa
Tries Juan Manuel Leguizamon (4min)
Penalties Morne Steyn (8min), Morne Steyn (40min), Morne Steyn (45min), Morne Steyn (72min), and Morne Steyn (80min)
Conversions Morne Steyn (14min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

The Boks carry it up and the Pumas go offside so Steyn kicks it into the corner. They maul it well and take it right up to the line. The Pumas collapse it so Steyn has a shot at goal and the PENALTY is over to secure a 22-17 victory for the Boks who now move to the top of the Rugby Championship standings. It was not pretty but they got the four points and the Pumas get one.

76

The scrum is reset twice but the Pumas come away with it. It is hoisted but they lose it forward so the Boks have a scrum inside their own half.

74

Steyn clears and Amorosino puts it high. Pienaar is there and his kick goes over the tryline. Steyn hoists again and the Pumas win it, De Villiers knocks on as he goes for the intercept so the Pumas have a scrum near halfway.

72

They maul it and Louw's pass is intercepted but the Pumas collapsed the maul so Steyn kicks a PENALTY to give the Boks a 19-17 lead.

70

Steenkamp scrums in so the Pumas kick it into the corner. They maul it but the Boks hold them up and win it back. The Pumas are blown up so Steyn can set up a line-out in the 22.

67

Steyn hoists but Sanchez snaps it up and breaks clear. Camacho comes in support as the Pumas reach the 22 but the Boks take it over and Le Roux kicks ahead. It is kicked back and De Villiers runs it back but Bismarck knocks it on so the Pumas have a scrum near halfway.

64

The Pumas take it up and the Boks try to hold them up but they get it away. Eventually they are held up and the Boks get the scrum. Steyn kicks deep but it is dotted down in-goal.

62

The Pumas go over the 22 but the Boks turn it over and kick it long. Camacho runs it back and Vermeulen goes offside but De Villiers wants them to look at a replay of an alleged bite on Etzebeth. Bosch lines up a long-range shot at goal but pushes it wide.

58

Mtawarira can't hold on to an offload from Bismarck but the Pumas are blown up at the scrum. Le Roux puts a kick out on the full and the Pumas send it wide with quick hands.

55

Alberts crashes it up but the ball is lost forward and they go offside so the Pumas can clear. The Boks get the numbers in the line-out wrong and Sanchez hoists but Le Roux secures it and the Boks send it wide.

53

They maul but it is lost forward and the Pumas break out of their 22. Bosch loses it forward so the Boks have a scrum. It goes to Engelbrecht and Bismarck bashes it up to the 22.

51

Etzebeth is taken out in the air so Steyn can clear. The Boks maul it and it is collapsed so Steyn sets up a line-out in the 22.

49

Alberts makes a big hit on Camacho who loses it forward so the Boks have a scrum on halfway. Le Roux takes it up but the Pumas turn it over and put it into touch in the Boks' 22.

47

Le Roux goes up for a high ball but knocks it forward so the Pumas have another scrum. The Boks win a tighthead but Habana loses it forward and the Pumas can counter.

45

It goes out to Engelbrecht but he can't hang on so the Pumas have the scrum. Camacho takes it up and there is an allegation of eye gouging from Louw but there is inconclusive evidence. Steyn knocks over the PENALTY to reduce the deficit to 17-16.

43

The Pumas are blown up for truck and trailer so the Boks set up a line-out 30 metres out. Alberts takes it up and it goes out to De Villiers. The Pumas turn it over but then lose it forward so the Boks can come again.

41

Sanchez starts the second half and the Boks secure it. Steyn kicks deep and finds touch on halfway.

40

The Boks have one last crack and the Pumas do not release in the tackle so Steyn has a shot at goal and the PENALTY is over. That is half-time and the Boks trail the Pumas 17-13. Join us in ten minutes for the second half.

37

The forwards bash away and then they send it out to Bosch who goes over the 22. Amorosino finds some space out on the right and they are deep in the 22 now. Bosch has a go at the line and he is over for the TRY. Contepomi adds the CONVERSION to make it 17-10.

35

Leguizamon carries it up and they swing it out to Amorosino. Quick hands out wide but Leguizamon's kick comes off a Bok so the Pumas have the line-out.

33

Camacho attacks the line and Louw goes offside so Contepomi has a shot at goal but he pushes it wide.

30

It goes to Contepomi but he is held up in the tackle so the Boks have the scrum this time. Le Roux takes it up the blindside but Etzebeth loses it in the tackle so the Pumas have another scrum.

27

Steyn kicks long and Amorosino returns. Le Roux knocks on and the Pumas counter but they will come back for the scrum near halfway.

25

The Boks go offside and the Pumas set up the line-out this time. Leguizamon makes good ground but Landajo loses it forward so the Boks have a scrum just outside their 22.

23

It goes to the back and Louw is driven back. Etzebeth takes it up and the Pumas go off their feet. The Boks kick it into the corner as they look for a try. They maul it but the Pumas shove them back and rip the ball away.

21

The Pumas send it out to Bosch in midfield and the forwards arrive in support. They bash away before Sanchez hoists and they go offside so Steyn sets up an attacking line-out on the 22.

19

They take a short drop out and Etzebeth knocks on so the Pumas have a scrum. Pienaar goes offside so Sanchez sets up a line-out near halfway.

17

The Pumas take it over halfway with Camacho and they try the grubber but Pienaar gets in the way and hacks it ahead. He is in a race to the tryline with Landajo and it goes to the TMO but it is a 22.

14

The Pumas take it up but they are held up in the tackle so the Boks have a scrum in their 22. Basson crashes it up and they win quick ball it is sent out to Habana and he is brought down just short. The forwards have a crack and they are right there, they lose it but then win it back and it goes out to Basson who races over for the TRY. Steyn adds the CONVERSION to level the scores.

10

Steyn clears and Sanchez hoists it. Le Roux claims it and they kick long but Basson goes in front of the kicker so Contepomi has a shot at goal and the PENALTY is over to make it 10-3

8

The Boks steal the line-out but Du Plessis knocks on so the Pumas have the first scrum. The Boks shove them around and win the put in. This time the Pumas lose their bind so Steyn has a shot at goal and the PENALTY is over to make it 7-3.

6

Landajo breaks up the right and the Pumas are on the attack again. They have made a great start to the game but Pienaar is able to clear to touch.

4

The Pumas intercept and kick ahead. Habana is there but they win it back and spin it wide. Leguizamon is forced into touch in the corner. Argentina claim the line-out and Leguizamon crashes around the corner to score the TRY. Contepomi adds the CONVERSION and the Pumas lead 7-0.

0

Steyn kicks the game off and Camacho takes it up. Landajo clears and the Boks claim it.

-5

The teams are out on the field and it is just the anthems to go before we get underway.

-15

The Pumas have made five changes, and they will be hoping that the atmosphere created by the home crowd helps them turn things around. But if they give the Boks as much space as they did last week then they could be in for another long evening.

-20

The Boks will be full of confidence after running the Pumas ragged last week, but the memory of last year's 16-16 draw at the same venue last year will also be forefront of their minds. Conditions are good in Mendoza, although it is quite cold it is clear.

-30

Welcome to live coverage of the Rugby Championship match between the Springboks and the Pumas in Mendoza. A win tonight will see the Boks go to the top of the standings, whilst a bonus point would put them a point clear of the All Blacks.
Argentina
Players
15 Joaquin Tuculet
14 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
13 Horacio Agulla
12 Gabriel Ascarate
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Benjamin Macome
7 Julio Farias Cabello
6 Juan Manuel Leguizamon
5 Mariano Galarza
4 Manuel Carizza
3 Maximiliano Bustos
2 Eusebio Guiñazu
1 Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes
23 Santiago Cordero
22 Javier Rojas
21 Tomas Cubelli
20 Pablo Matera
19 Tomas Lavaninni
18 Matias Diaz
17 Nahuel Lobo
16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez
South Africa
Players
15 Willie le Roux
14 JP Pietersen
13 Jaque Fourie
12 Jean de Villiers
11 Bryan Habana
10 Morne Steyn
9 Ruan Pienaar
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Willem Alberts
6 Francois Louw
5 Flip van der Merwe
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Coenie Oosthuizen
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes
23 Patrick Lambie
22 Jano Vermaak
21 Siya Kolisi
20 Pieter-Steph du Toit
19 Bakkies Botha
18 Lourens Adriaanse
17 Gurthrö Steenkamp
16 Adriaan Strauss