Argentina host South Africa tonight as a brilliantly open rugby championship continues with the conclusion of the fifth round in Buenos Aires. Both Argentina and South Africa are still fighting to wrest the title from New Zealand in the penultimate round of play and a bonus point win for both would put them level with the All Blacks at the top of the standings.
New Zealand took over their fate as they beat Australia in a wild and dramatic contest in Melbourne on Thursday, with Ian Foster’s side clinching an incredible 39-37 win after the buzzer, and the twists and turns of this year’s Rugby Championship look set to continue here .
South Africa rallied against Australia in their last game two weeks ago but chaos has reigned off the pitch since then as Elton Jantjies, who left half the squad, was sent home from camp while Argentina bounced back from their historic win over New Zealand the earth was reclaimed – with the All Blacks taking revenge with a 50-point win in Hamilton. Follow Argentina vs South Africa live updates below:
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Jack RatbornSep 17, 2022 7:07 p.m
Line-up Argentina vs. South Africa
Argentina XV (1-15): Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Julian Montoya (Captain), Eduardo Bello; Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lavanini; Juan Martin González, Marcos Kremer, Pablo Matera; Gonzalo Bertranou, Santiago Carreras; Lucio Cinti, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Emiliano Boffelli; Juan Cruz Mallia
Substitutes: Agustin Creevy, Thomas Gallo, Joel Sclavi, Guido Petti, Rodrigo Bruni, Tomas Cubelli, Benjamin Urdapilleta.
South Africa XV (1-15): Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe; Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jäger; Siya Kolisi (Captain), Franco Mostert, Jasper Wiese; Jaden Hendrikse, Damian Willemse; Makazole Mapimpi, Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel, Canan Moodie; Willie le Roux.
Substitute: Deon Fourie, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Elrigh Louw, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Frans Steyn, Andre Esterhuizen
Jack RatbornSeptember 17, 2022 7:00 p.m
Team News Argentina vs. South Africa
Argentina have made seven changes from the side that were badly beaten by New Zealand two weeks ago. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Eduardo Bello form a new support pair, while Matias Alemanno and Juan Martin Gonzalez return to the starting XI on the second and back rows respectively. Gonzalo Bertranou replaces Tomas Cubelli in the scrum half, a fit Jeronimo de la Fuente is back in midfield and Lucio Cinti starts on the wing. Assuming the hooker is used from the bench, Agustin Creevy will surpass Nicolas Sanchez as the all-time all-time most capped Argentine player.
South Africa’s starting XI is unchanged after winning in Sydney. Canan Moodie, a try-scorer on debut in Australia’s win, earns a second cap while Damian Willemse continues at half-time and Elton Jantjies is sent home for disciplinary reasons. Faf de Klerk is back on the bench alongside Andre Esterhuizen and Elrigh Louw, with Jacques Nienaber again favoring a conventional 5-3 split for his substitutes.
Jack RatbornSep 17, 2022 6:54 p.m
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