Rugby Championship - Mendoza, 25 August 2012, 16:10 local, 19:10 GMT
Argentina (13) 16 - 16 (3) South Africa (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
11 3 - 0

Martin Rodriguez kicks it over from the angle and Argentina lead

16 8 - 0

Santiago Fernandez goes over under the posts for the Pumas! What a moment for Argentinean rugby. Great build up play with the Pumas playing patient rugby but eventually the centre breaks the line and goes over unopposed

17 10 - 0

Rodriguez adds the extras from in front of the posts

32 10 - 3

Morne Steyn puts the Boks on the board with a solid strike from about 30 metres out

35 13 - 3

Rodriguez restores the Pumas' 10 point lead

48 13 - 6

Morne Steyn gets the Boks back within a converted try of the Pumas with a solid strike from about 35 metres out

50 16 - 6

Great nudge from Rodriguez to stretch the lead to 10 points

53 16 - 9

Steyn knocks over the penalty to make it a seven point difference

64 16 - 14

That's the breakthrough - Frans Steyn charges down a Pumas kick and manages to dot the ball down - against the run of play you have to say but credit to the Boks - they took their chance

65 16 - 16

Morne Steyn adds the extras - all square in Mendoza

Timeline

Time Argentina  Score  South Africa
0 start of first half start of first half
11 Rodriguez Gurruchage - penalty goal 3 - 0
16 Fernandez - try 8 - 0
17 Rodriguez Gurruchage - conversion 10 - 0
32 10 - 3 M Steyn - penalty goal
35 Rodriguez Gurruchage - penalty goal
Galindo - sub off
Leonardi - sub on
13 - 3
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
48 13 - 6 M Steyn - penalty goal
49 van der Merwe - sub on
Bekker - sub off
50 Rodriguez Gurruchage - penalty goal 16 - 6
53 16 - 9 M Steyn - penalty goal
54 Gonzalez Amorosino - sub on
Sanchez - sub off
56 Vergallo - sub off
Landajo - sub on
Roncero - sub off
Ayerza - sub on
57 Pienaar - sub on
Habana - sub off
64 16 - 14 FPL Steyn - try
65 16 - 16 Daniel - sub on
Coetzee - sub off
M Steyn - conversion
68 du Plessis - sub off
Cilliers - sub on
75 Senatore - sub on
Farias Cabello - sub off
Liebenberg - sub on
Strauss - sub off
80 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
80

Notes

 
Result Match drawn
Rugby Championship points Argentina 2, South Africa 2
 
Ground name Estadio Mundialista Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Attendance 37679
 
Referee SR Walsh (Australia)
 
Argentina Test debuts none
South Africa Test debuts CR Liebenberg

Teams

Argentina South Africa
Tries Fernandez (16) Tries FPL Steyn (64)
Cons Rodriguez Gurruchage (17) Cons M Steyn (65)
Pens Rodriguez Gurruchage (11, 35, 50) Pens M Steyn (32, 48, 53)

Match stats

Argentina   South Africa
1 Tries 1
1 from 1 Conversion goals 1 from 1
3 from 5 Penalty goals 3 from 7
67.0% Kick at goal success 50.0%
0 (1 missed) Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
27 Kicks from hand 26
63 Passes 132
65 Runs 96
237 Metres run with ball 298
Attacking
45% (41%/49%) Possession (1H/2H) 55% (59%/51%)
43% (36%/51%) Territory (1H/2H) 57% (64%/49%)
4 Clean breaks 3
15 Defenders beaten 17
5 Offloads 6
49 from 53 (92.5%) Rucks won 81 from 84 (96.4%)
5 from 8 (62.5%) Mauls won 6 from 6 (100.0%)
8 Turnovers conceded 11
Defensive
123/17 Tackles made/missed 83/15
88.0% Tackling success rate 85.0%
Set pieces
5 won, 1 lost (83.3%) Scrums on own feed 4 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
13 won, 2 lost (86.7%) Lineouts on own throw 8 won, 1 lost (88.9%)
Discipline
11 Penalties conceded 8
0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

Arg stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Rodriguez Gurruchage 0/0 11 3/1/3 28 0 0 0 0 6/1 0/0 1 0/0
W Camacho 0/0 0 1/2/4 26 0 2 1 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Bosch 0/0 0 4/0/1 0 0 0 0 1 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Fernandez 1/0 5 1/4/5 28 2 2 0 0 8/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Agulla 0/0 0 1/1/5 15 0 2 0 1 1/1 0/0 1 0/0
FH Sanchez 0/0 0 4/5/2 14 0 0 2 0 9/1 0/0 1 0/0
SH Vergallo 0/0 0 6/18/4 15 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/0 1 0/0
P Roncero 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 1 0 1 13/1 0/0 1 0/0
H Guinazu 0/0 0 0/1/3 25 1 2 0 1 9/2 0/0 1 0/0
P Figallo 0/1 0 0/1/4 2 0 0 0 0 6/1 1/0 0 0/0
L Carizza 0/0 0 0/1/4 4 0 0 0 1 6/2 1/1 1 0/0
L Albacete 0/0 0 0/3/4 0 0 0 1 0 13/1 3/0 1 0/0
F Farias Cabello 0/0 0 0/2/5 7 0 0 0 2 8/2 4/0 1 0/0
F Galindo 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 8/0 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Fernandez Lobbe 0/0 0 0/7/8 21 0 1 0 1 12/1 4/0 0 0/0
(P) Ayerza 0/0 0 0/0/2 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Senatore 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Leonardi 0/0 0 0/0/5 2 0 2 0 0 10/1 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Landajo 0/0 0 5/15/1 25 1 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Gonzalez Amorosino 0/0 0 2/2/4 25 0 2 1 0 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

SA stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Kirchner 0/0 0 3/0/7 25 0 1 0 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Habana 0/0 0 1/1/5 2 0 1 0 0 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
C de Villiers 0/0 0 0/7/6 50 1 1 2 3 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
C FPL Steyn 1/0 5 3/7/8 28 0 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 1 0/0
W Mvovo 0/0 0 1/0/7 58 1 2 0 0 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
FH M Steyn 0/0 11 12/27/2 10 0 0 0 1 5/2 0/0 0 0/0
SH Hougaard 0/0 0 4/61/9 39 1 4 2 0 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Mtawarira 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
H Strauss 0/0 0 0/2/7 7 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
P du Plessis 0/0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Etzebeth 0/0 0 0/1/8 17 0 6 0 1 9/2 3/0 1 0/0
L Bekker 0/0 0 0/2/4 6 0 0 0 2 1/3 5/0 0 0/0
F Coetzee 0/0 0 0/1/7 2 0 0 0 1 10/1 0/0 2 0/0
F Potgieter 0/0 0 0/1/10 11 0 0 0 1 13/1 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Alberts 0/0 0 0/6/11 39 0 0 1 1 9/1 0/0 1 0/0
(H) Liebenberg 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Cilliers 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) van der Merwe 0/0 0 0/0/1 1 0 0 0 0 7/0 0/0 1 0/0
(F) Daniel 0/0 0 1/1/1 3 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Pienaar 0/0 0 1/14/1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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