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Rugby: Springboks take bonus points with win over Argentina to close gap with All Blacks

South African players celebrate their rugby championship win over Argentina.Photo/Getty

South Africa 36
Argentina 20

The Rugby Championship is tied on points between the All Blacks and the Springboks with one round to go.

South Africa scored two late tries to beat Argentina 36-20 and move up to 14 points in the standings with the All Blacks.

All four teams could clinch the most competitive championships in the final round next weekend, and while the All Blacks are unlikely to lose to Australia at the fortress of Eden Park for the first time in 36 years, the Springboks You can take advantage of it.

They and the All Blacks have 14 points and the All Blacks are ahead by points. Australia scored 10 and Argentina scored 9.

The Springboks wrap up their tournament with Puma in their hometown of Durban. By then, rugby will understand what has to be done to win his second title in his championship days.

They set up chances in the first half with a relentless force of forwards, losing the Puma a head, then survived a Puma comeback, finishing brilliantly with two tries in the final five minutes to reclaim the bonus point. I was.

South Africa scored three tries in an always stopped first half, especially for offside.

Naturally, the first try was a penalty try. South Africa attacked the short side from the lineout mall and Puma’s first five Santiago Carreras appeared to stop it, but came from offside and sent Springboks halfback Jayden Hendrickse to the line. suppressed above. Carreras conceded a penalty try and was found guilty.

While he was away, the Springboks crossed two more times.

After Bok made three consecutive offensive lineouts instead of penalty kicks, Hendrickse was not considered a threat by the Puma and was allowed to walk to the try line. Producing an out maul, hooker Malcolm Marx carried it across the line to take a 22-6 lead after 32 minutes.

Argentina were playing with scrap and wasting what little they had. lost a second player to Sin Bin, losing half-back Gonzalo Beltranou. However, Lood de Jager’s score was negated by a knock-on.

Leading by 16 points, the Pumas diverted attention in the second half with a ton of off-road, and finally roused frustrated fans at their final home game of the year.

Full-back Willie Le Roux has sinned as the heat returns to a somewhat complacent South Africa.

The Pumas received another Philippe when former captain Agustín Creevey came out and became Argentina’s most capped player in the 95th Test.

Argentina scored a penalty try with man advantage and scored another try with two man advantage to close the gap to 22–20 with ten minutes remaining.

A penalty try for the Pumas came when replacement half-back Thomas Kubeli was held up but twisted around his neck and was prevented from reaching the line by incriminating Kuwaga Smith.

Then another substitute, Matthias Moroni, broke through after receiving an inside pass from flanker Marcos Kremer, slipping Kanan Moody and putting my other winger, Makasor Mapimpi, between the posts. I took it to

However, a dizzying effort to overcome a 16-point deficit exhausted the Pumas and the Springboks finished strong.

They moved Phases to score center Damian de Allende in the 75th inning, and Mapimpi’s overlap where an inside pass to Marx was juggled but secured. A win that restored the Springboks’ coveted bonus points and set up an interesting final round.

South Africa 36 (Malcolm Marx 2, Jaden Hendrickse, Damian de Allende try, penalty try, Damian Willemse Cons, Penn, France Stein 2 Cons)
Argentina 20 (Mathias Moroni try, penalty try, Emiliano Bofferi con, 2 pens)
HT: 22-6

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