Springboks are looking to beat Argentina at home

South Africa’s national rugby team still have a tough task ahead of them in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship despite their impressive win last week. The Springboks beat Argentina 35-20 in a tough match at the Estadio Libetadores Stadium.

They went into the break leading 22-6 after playing well in the first half of the game. Things turned around in the second half after the Pumas managed to add a total of fourteen points. The Springboks had to build on their experience in order to achieve the much-needed win.

Jacques Nienaber applauded his players after doing a wonderful job in the last match. “This was a play-off game for us,” said Nienaber, who acknowledged that both teams were strong. “The teams were equal in how they played the game. In the first half of the game, we played very well. Argentina also fought and got penalties. Hats off to our players for not doing things in a hurry until the end of the game,” Nienaber said after the game. The Springboks captain, Siya Kolisi, was also proud of the work done by his teammates and said that they will fight tooth and nail in the next game.

The Springboks will meet Argentina in the second match of the Rugby Championship which will be held at the Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium at 5pm on Saturday. “Our start was good – but Argentina came back strong. We went there telling ourselves that we wanted a win, which helped us a lot. We want to win the Rugby Championship trophy. Our coach trusts us, and we also trust ourselves as players. We intend to do more work for the game in Durban which is said to be sold out,” said Kolisi.

Springboks have drawn level with New Zealand at the top of the Rugby Championship log standings, the All Blacks will face Australia on Saturday.