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Below par Boks grind out Pumas win in Farewell Test

News24
18 Aug 2019, 04:10 GMT+10

Cape Town - It was far from clinical, but the Springboks secured a 24-18 win over Argentina at Loftus on Saturday in their final home Test before the 2019 World Cup.

It was a contest full of intent, but perhaps lacking an element of quality throughout.

The Springboks were far from their best, but wing S'bu Nkosi bagged a brace of tries that ultimately got his side over the line.

There was also a welcomed return to action for Siya Kolisi, who got through 52 minutes before being substituted in what was his first international appearance of the year since recovering from a knee injury.

An unconverted try from Pumas skipper Pablo Matera making it 18-18 going into the final 15 minutes as the Bok bench was tested, but a long range Elton Jantjies penalty gave the Boks the lead back shortly afterwards.

Argentina also had a late try disallowed for obstruction that would have won them the game.

Scorers:

SA 24 (8)

Tries: S'bu Nkosi (2)

Conversion: Elton Jantjies

Penalties: Jantjies (4)

Argentina 18 (10)

Tries: Guido Petti Pagadizaval, Pablo Matera

Conversion: Joaquin Diaz Bonilla

Penalties: Diaz Bonilla, Benjamin Urdapilleta

Teams:

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Faf de Klerk, 23 Frans Steyn

Substitutes: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Juan Figallo, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertanou, 22 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 23 Santiago Carreras

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