South Africa beats Argentina 37-15 in Rugby Championship

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — South Africa took another step toward banishing the bad memories of 2016 with a 37-15 win over Argentina to open its Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday.

The Springboks scored four tries to two by the Pumas, and led throughout at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to continue a revival that began with a 3-0 series whitewash over France in June.

Those results are a completely different story to last year, which was the worst season in the Springboks' modern history.

South Africa twice had to respond to tries by Argentina, with the visitors touching down first and against the run of play when scrumhalf Martin Landajo finished off a counterattack in the 32nd.

Wing Courtnall Skosan bounced up from a half-tackle by Argentina's defense to score his first test try five minutes later.

There was also a first test score for South Africa's other wing, Raymond Rhule in the second half. Forwards Siya Kolisi and Pieter-Steph du Tout made sure of an opening-round victory for the Boks after Emiliano Boffelli's try closes the gap to 23-15.

People also read these

American ballers find their Dream Teams in Africa

Sep 14, 2017

The American ballers who found their Dream Teams in Africa

McIlroy to have tests on his injured back

Jan 15, 2017

Rory McIlroy says he will have tests on his back on Monday to make sure he is fit enough to play...

South African government approves 2023 Rugby WCup...

May 9, 2017

South Africa's new sports minister has lifted a ban on the rugby union hosting major events,...

Crusaders beat 14-man Lions 25-17 in Super Rugby...

Aug 5, 2017

The Crusaders have won a record-extending eighth Super Rugby title with a 25-17 win over the Lions...

Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more...

Sep 19, 2017

Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more prison time for murder

Sign up now!

Daily Sprinter delivers the cutting-edge content from game reports to viral videos for our audiences worldwide. Our passionate writers strive to deliver a unique approach to the hottest sports news.

Contact us: sales[at]dailysprinter.com