ARG
NO.NAME
15Emiliano Boffelli, FB
14Bautista Delguy, W
T
2
13Matias Moroni, C
12Bautista Ezcurra, C
11Ramiro Moyano, W
T
10Nicolas Sanchez, FH
T
3
9Gonzalo Bertranou, SH
1Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, P
2Agustin Creevy, H
3Juan Figallo, P
4Guido Petti Pagadizaval, L
5Tomas Lavanini, L
6Pablo Matera, FL
7Marcos Kremer, FL
8Javier Ortega Desio, N8
Replacements
16Facundo Bosch, R
17Santiago Garcia Botta, R
18Santiago Medrano, R
19Matias Alemanno, R
20Tomas Lezana, R
21Tomas Cubelli, R
22Jeronimo De La Fuente, R
23Juan Cruz Mallia, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
8:10 PM, August 25, 2018
Capacity: 45,268

Match Commentary

81'32-19 End of second half
80'Argentina were outstanding tonight. They played with passion, power and a lot of panache as well. They dominated the Boks physically and scored some awesome tries out wide

The Springboks on the other hand were poor. They were second best in all aspects of the game. The have a week off, which they have to use to try and get ready for what is going to be a difficult tour of Australia and New Zealand.
80'Substitute on - Juan Cruz Mallia , Argentina
80'Player substituted - Bautista Ezcurra , Argentina
77'Player substituted - Agustin Creevy , Argentina
77'Substitute on - Facundo Bosch , Argentina
72'The Boks need two converted tries to win. That steal on their own line could be a match winner for the home side.
72'The Boks turn the ball over on the Argentine goalline. The Pumas then break out and go all the way into the South Africans' 22. Play is then stopped after the medics get in the way.
72'Substitute on - Mbongeni Mbonami , South Africa
72'Player substituted - Malcolm Marx , South Africa
72'Player substituted - Tomas Lavanini , Argentina
72'Substitute on - Matias Alemanno , Argentina
69'Substitute on - Santiago Medrano , Argentina
69'Player substituted - Juan Figallo , Argentina
69'Player substituted - Gonzalo Bertranou , Argentina
69'Substitute on - Tomas Cubelli , Argentina
65'Boks working hard for their points, but they finally get their second score of the second half. After the forwards grind it up, the ball comes out to Mapoe who dives in to score his second.
65'32-19 Try - Lionel Mapoe , South Africa
64'Substitute on - Santiago Garcia Botta , Argentina
64'Player substituted - Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro , Argentina
63'Player substituted - Frans Malherbe , South Africa
63'Substitute on - Wilco Louw , South Africa
63'Player substituted - Andre Esterhuizen , South Africa
63'Substitute on - Damian Willemse , South Africa
63'Player substituted - Franco Mostert , South Africa
63'Substitute on - Warren Whiteley , South Africa
60'Substitute on - Tomas Lezana , Argentina
60'Player substituted - Pablo Matera , Argentina
59'NO TRY! The Springboks find space out wide and Lukhanyo Am sends Aphiwe Dyantyi away on the left wing. However, the pass is adjudged to be forward.
58'The Boks finally finding some rhythm on attack, but Argentina's defence has been solid.
58'Player substituted - Ramiro Moyano , Argentina
58'Substitute on - Jeronimo De La Fuente , Argentina
53'Player substituted - Warren Whiteley , South Africa
53'Substitute on - RG Snyman , South Africa
49'32-14 Conversion - Handre Pollard , South Africa
48'The Boks hit back immediately. After some good work from Warren Whiteley and Aphiwe Dyantyi, Willie le Roux find Lionel Mapoe who scores hist first international try in the right corner.
48'32-12 Try - Lionel Mapoe , South Africa
47'Brilliant Argentina! Los Pumas are running the Springboks ragged. Their handling and offloading in the tackle is creating space for the wide men and Ramiro Moyano goes over to score in the left corner.
47'Substitute on - Pieter-Steph du Toit , South Africa
47'Player substituted - Eben Etzebeth , South Africa
46'32-7 Try - Ramiro Moyano , Argentina
43'Boks make strong a start and test the home side's defence in their 22. However, captain Kolisi is penalised for holding on the ground. Argentina clear their lines.
43'Player substituted - Tendai Mtawarira , South Africa
43'Substitute on - Steven Kitshoff , South Africa
41'Sanchez kicks off the second stanza. Can the Boks hit back or will Argentina maintain their dominance?
41'27-7 End of first half
40'Nobody would have predicted that Argentina would be 20 points up by halftime. But they are, and they deserve it. They have put the Springboks under pressure with ball in hand, and the visitors have slipped many tackles.
40'27-7 Start of second half
37'Sanchez slots a drop from about 40m out. He is having a blinder.
37'27-7 Drop goal - Nicolas Sanchez , Argentina
33'Argentina are a different team at home. They were flat in Durban, but have been brilliant so far. Their forwards have been powerful and their backs clinical.
28'Argentina take the scrum from the resulting penalty. The Boks did well to spoil and the Pumas go backwards. However, Sanchez spot a gap, pins his ears back and scores his team's third try of the encounter.
28'24-7 Conversion - Nicolas Sanchez , Argentina
27'22-7 Try - Nicolas Sanchez , Argentina
25'The last 10 minutes have been all Argentina, running the Boks ragged. Lock Eben Etzebeth is yellow carded for a professional foul on the Springboks' line.
25'Yellow card - Eben Etzebeth , South Africa
24'17-7 Conversion - Nicolas Sanchez , Argentina
23'Solid scrum for Argentina. Their backs find space on the outside and veteran outside centre Matias Moroni put Bautista Delguy away to score his second try.
23'15-7 Try - Bautista Delguy , Argentina
20'Argentina hits back. Nicolas Sanchez put fullback Emiliano Boffelli into a gap. He then offloads to Bautista Delguy to score in the right corner. Sanchez converts the try.
20'10-7 Conversion - Nicolas Sanchez , Argentina
19'8-7 Try - Bautista Delguy , Argentina
16'Kolisi breaks a tackle with a powerful run and play goes all the way back to the Pumas' 22. However, the Boks knock the ball on and the moves breaks down. The South African captain is in the mood today.
15'3-7 Conversion - Handre Pollard , South Africa
14'Some great interplay by the Springbok forwards see captain Siya Kolisi break free and sprint free to score his fourth international try. He also scored a brace last year against the Pumas in Salta. Pollard slots the conversion.
14'3-5 Try - Siya Kolisi , South Africa
12'Pollard has now missed six out of eight kicks at goal in the Rugby Championship.
12'Substitute on - Lionel Mapoe , South Africa
12'Player substituted - Makazole Mapimpi , South Africa
11'The Boks break away from their own half. And ,make their way to just outside the Pumas' 22. Argentina is blown up for offside, but Pollard misses the penalty from right in front.
9'The Springboks do well to keep Argentina out with some good line speed and aggressive tackling their 22. Argentina knock on and Pollard hoofs the ball down field.
5'The Boks trying to attack Argentina with ball in hand, but Argentina's line speed on defence has been really good. The Springboks don'r make much headway on attack and Frans Malherbe is penalised for holding on.
5'3-0 Penalty goal - Nicolas Sanchez , Argentina
1'Springboks:

15-Willie le Roux, 14-Makazole Mapimpi, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Andre Esterhuizen, 11-Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Warren Whiteley, 7-Siya Kolisi (captain), 6-Francois Louw, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Malcolm Marx, 1-Tendai Mtawarira,

Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Wilco Louw, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 21-Embrose Papier, 22-Lionel Mapoe, 23-Damian Willemse
1'Argentina

15-Emiliano Boffelli, 14-Bautista Delguy, 13-Matias Moroni, 12-Bautista Ezcurra, 11-Ramiro Moyano, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Gonzalo Bertranou, 8-Javier Ortega Desio, 7-Marcos Kremer, 6-Pablo Matera, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Guido Petti, 3-Juan Figallo, 2-Agustin Creevy (captain), 1-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: 16-Facundo Bosch, 17-Santiago Garcia Botta, 18-Santiago Medrano, 19-Matías Alemanno, 20-Tomas Lezana, 21-Tomas Cubelli, 22-Jeronimo de la Fuente, 23-Juan Cruz Mallia.
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1'Hello and welcome to our Live Text coverage of the fourth Test of the 2018 Rugby Championship between Argentina and South Africa in Mendoza.

The Springboks won the first Test between the sides -- 34-21 -- and they would have won more comfortably but for a number of handling errors, botched lineouts and missed kicks.

But the Pumas, let it be remembered, led at halftime and caused a number of problems at the breakdown in the first stanza, when the Boks looked to go wide without having the platform to do so. They also showed admirable courage to come back into the game in the second half, after the Boks' scoring spree, and they'll be stern adversaries at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas.

Here's our match preview, while John Goliath also has written an assessment of the recent past encournters between the sides in Argentina.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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