Argentina beat South Africa in Durban

Out of the last six Rugby Championship matches between South Africa’s Springboks
and Argentina’s Pumas there has been one draw and South Africa have won five

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Handre Pollard kicks off and we are underway.

Both sides show that they want to run the ball.

2.00: Argentina win a line out and they use a double pass move in the centrefield and  Juan Imhoff slices through the Springbok defence and Marcelo Bosch scores the opening TRY!

3.00: The try is converted and Argentina lead.

5.00: Argentina win another line out and this time they chip the ball across the field but it goes into touch.

6.00: Penalty to South Africa. They will kick for touch.

7.00: There is a break in play for an injury to Schalk Burger. The game resumes with a scrum to South Africa.

8.00: Scrum penalty to South Africa as Marcos Ayerza collapsed. Pollard slots the penalty. SA trail by four.

11.00: Argentina work the ball down into South African territory and Juan Martin Hernandez goes for the drop goal but just misses.

12.00: South Africa set up a line out which they win and then attack. They are guilty of obstruction and concede a penalty. Hernandez kicks for touch.

17.00: Penalty against Vincent Koch at the scrum. Hernandez lines up the posts. Hernandez takes the kick but misses.

20.00: Another penalty to Argentina from the scrum. Koch again. Hernandez lines up the kick but slices it wide and misses.

22.00: Juan Imhoff slices through the Springbok backline and races for the line and scores under the posts. TRY!

23.00; Hernandez slots the conversion.

25.00: Penalty (Brussow) to South Africa from the breakdown. They kick for touch and the line out.

26.00: South Africa win the line out and attack on Argentina’s 22 line. Pollard almost gets through but the Pumas defence stops him and sets up again.

27.00: Penalty to South Africa. They will kick for posts.

28.00: Pollard slots the penalty and South Africa trail by 8.

30.00: Argentina win a scrum in South Africa’s 22. They have the overlap and Juan Imhoff races to the corner and scores his second TRY!

31.00: Hernandez slots the conversion. Are the Springboks in trouble ?

34.00: Jean de Villiers makes a dash for the line but is caught. The Boks recycle and continue the attack. They win a penalty.

35.00: South Africa win the line out and Lood de Jager is driven over the line and scores. TRY!

36.00: Pollard slots the conversion and South Africa trail by 8 again.

37.00: Penalty to Argentina for obstruction from the kick off. Hernandez lines up the posts and nails it.

39.00: South Africa concede another penalty from the scrum. Marcelo Bosch nails the penalty from well out.

It’s half time.

The half time score was South Africa 13 Argentina 27

Argentina kick off and the second half is underway.

42.00: Argentina are awarded a penalty and they take a quick tap and race for the corner. Imhoff slides over and scores. TRY! The Boks were napping while the medics were on.

43.00: The conversion is good and South Africa have a mountain to climb.

46.00: The whistle goes as the touchie has his flag up. High tackle on Schalk Burger. They kick for the corner.

48.00: Argentina defend the line out and the ball goes into touch again.

49.00: South Africa get the overlap after a high kick. Willie le Roux gets the ball from Kriel and weaves his way through the Pumas defence and goes over to score. TRY!

50.00: Pollard slots the conversion.

53.00: South Africa are calming the game do

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