Argentina host South Africa as the 2022 Rugby Championship fifth round continues.
New Zealand’s wild win over Australia on Thursday put Ian Foster’s side top of the table but either side would tie on bonus points.
Since South Africa got back on track with a win over Australia two weekends ago, South Africa has seen quite a bit off the field. Elton Jantjies was sent home from camp.
A pitch deemed unsuitable for hosting Test rugby has forced this match to be relocated from Buenos Aires’ Jose Amalfitani Stadium to the nearby port city of Avellaneda.
Here’s everything you need to know before playing.
When does Argentina play South Africa?
Argentina and South Africa kick off on Saturday 17 September at 20:10 CET at the Estadio Libertadores de América in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires.
How can I view it?
Viewers in the UK can watch the rugby championship match live on Sky Sports Arena, broadcasting from 8pm BST. Subscribers can stream the game via the Sky Go app.
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.
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
Argentina wins 3/1
South Africa wins 4/11
If Argentina put on the kind of defensive display they did against the All Blacks in Hamilton, it could be difficult for South Africa, but the Springboks will assess their chances of overtaking their hosts up front. South Africa wins by ten points.
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