Rugby Championship: South Africa beat Argentina with two second-half tries

Malcomb Marx avoids a tackle
Hooker Malcomb Marx scored the Springboks’ second attempt
Argentina: (3) 10
Tries: Matera; Pens: Miotti; Cons: Sanchez
South Africa: (15) 29
Tries: Mapimpi, Marx; Pens: Pollard 5; Cons: Pollard 2

Second-half tries from Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Marx helped South Africa to a 29-10 victory over an ill-disciplined Argentina within the Rugby Championship.

Fly-half Handre Pollard kicked 19 factors because the Springboks dominated in Gqeberha, Mapimpi going over after Willie le Roux’s pinpoint cross.

Hooker Marx dotted down lower than 10 minutes later however they failed to attain extra to get the bonus level.

Pablo Matera scored the Pumas’ solely attempt in added time in a scrappy end.

Argentina noticed forwards Rodrigo Bruni and Tomas Lavanini proven yellow playing cards and conceded 13 penalties within the first half alone.

The match was staged on the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha – previously often known as Port Elizabeth – due to the coronavirus state of affairs in Argentina.

The win sees South Africa take a four-point lead over New Zealand within the Rugby Championship.

South Africa and Argentina had been as a result of share a chartered flight to Australia on Sunday however event organisers are uncertain when and the place the event will proceed amid uncertainty round Covid-19 journey restrictions.

New Zealand has imposed a snap lockdown and the All Blacks have withdrawn from subsequent Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup match with Australia, in addition to cancelling two house Rugby Championship conferences with South Africa.

Line-ups

Argentina: Mallia; Mendy, Chocobares, De la Fuente, Carreras; Miotti, Bertranou; Tetaz Chaparro, Montoya, Gomez Kodela, Alemanno, Lavanini, Matera, Petti, Bruni

Replacements: Bosch, Gigena, Medrano, Kremer, Gonzalez, Ezcurra, Sanchez, Cinti

South Africa: Le Roux; Kolbe, Am, De Allende, Mapimpi; Pollard, Reinach; Nyakane, Marx, T du Toit, Orie, De Jager, Kolisi, Mostert, Wiese

Replacements: Mbonambi, Kitshoff, Malherbe, Van Rensburg, Smith, Du Preez, Hendrikse, Willemse

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