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Argentina denied at death by Boks
23 Aug 2014 22:10
Argentina 31-33 South Africa
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South Africa preserved their unbeaten record against Argentina as they turned a 12-point deficit into a 33-31 victory in the last 20 minutes of a Rugby Championship encounter.
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Argentina looked on course for a first-ever win in the annual four-nation southern hemisphere competition after two quick tries and a penalty after the interval put them 28-16 up at the Padre Ernesto Martearena Stadium.
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South Africa, though, bounced back to hand the Pumas a narrow defeat.
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Both sides scored three tries as Argentina's forwards ensured almost total domination for their team in the first hour before South Africa's superior fitness helped them claw their way back.
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Scorers: Argentina - Tries: Manuel Montero, Tomas Cubelli, Joaquin Tuculet; Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (2); Penalties: Sanchez (2), Marcello Bosch; Drop goal: Juan Martin Hernandez.
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South Africa - Tries: Bryan Habana, Cornell Hendricks, Marcell Coetzee; Conversions: Handre Pollard, Morne Steyn (2); Penalties: Pollard (3), Steyn
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Report to follow
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