Rugby Championship - Cape Town, 18 August 2012, 17:00 local, 15:00 GMT
South Africa (20) 27 - 6 (6) Argentina (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
3 3 - 0

Morne Steyn slots the early penalty and the Boks have the lead

13 3 - 3

Juan Martin Hernandez slots the penalty and it's all square at Newlands

16 8 - 3

A great run from Alberts sees the ball shift to Morne Steyn with Zane Kirchener going over the line - good try

17 10 - 3

Impressive kick from Steyn to reward the try with an extra two points

24 13 - 3

An easy kick for Morne Steyn and South Africa have the 10 point advantage

27 18 - 3

Marcell Coetzee goes over in the corner for the Boks - they are dominating

28 20 - 3

Brilliant conversion from Steyn right on the touch line

30 20 - 6

A solid nudge from Hernandez to reduce the deficit

56 25 - 6

A super try from the Boks - a great cross kick from Morne Steyn is caught by Habana who dots the ball down - sublime.

57 27 - 6

Morne Steyn is having a stormer here - he's just nailed the conversion from the touchline

Timeline

Time South Africa  Score  Argentina
0 start of first half start of first half
3 M Steyn - penalty goal 3 - 0
4 Strauss - sub on
BW du Plessis - sub off
13 3 - 3 Hernandez - penalty goal
16 Kirchner - try 8 - 3
17 M Steyn - conversion 10 - 3
24 M Steyn - penalty goal 13 - 3
27 Coetzee - try 18 - 3
28 M Steyn - conversion 20 - 3
30 20 - 6 Hernandez - penalty goal
31 JN du Plessis - sub off
Cilliers - sub on
35 JN du Plessis - sub on
Cilliers - sub off
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
42 Leonardi - sub on
Galindo - sub off
52 Daniel - sub off
Potgieter - sub on
56 Habana - try 25 - 6
57 M Steyn - conversion 27 - 6
58 van der Merwe - sub on
Bekker - sub off
60 Pienaar - sub on
Mvovo - sub off
Orlandi - sub on
Figallo - sub off
Roncero - sub off
Ayerza - sub on
65 Vergallo - sub off
Landajo - sub on
66 Cilliers - sub on
JN du Plessis - sub off
69 Habana - sub off
Engelbrecht - sub on
Senatore - sub on
Farias Cabello - sub off
Fernandez - sub off
Rodriguez Gurruchage - sub on
80 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
80

Notes

 
Result South Africa won by a margin of 21 points
Rugby Championship points South Africa 4, Argentina 0
 
Ground name Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance 38843
 
Referee SR Walsh (Australia)
 
South Africa Test debuts PM Cilliers, JJ Engelbrecht
Argentina Test debuts none

Teams

South Africa Argentina
Tries Kirchner (16), Coetzee (27), Habana (56) Tries none
Cons M Steyn (17, 28, 57) Cons none
Pens M Steyn (3, 24) Pens Hernandez (13, 30)

Match stats

South Africa   Argentina
3 Tries 0
3 from 3 Conversion goals 0 from 0
2 from 2 Penalty goals 2 from 5
100.0% Kick at goal success 40.0%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
29 Kicks from hand 32
107 Passes 111
96 Runs 78
322 Metres run with ball 176
Attacking
58% (56%/60%) Possession (1H/2H) 42% (44%/40%)
63% (59%/68%) Territory (1H/2H) 37% (41%/32%)
3 Clean breaks 0
17 Defenders beaten 7
7 Offloads 7
75 from 83 (90.4%) Rucks won 59 from 62 (95.2%)
11 from 12 (91.7%) Mauls won 8 from 9 (88.9%)
10 Turnovers conceded 9
Defensive
87/7 Tackles made/missed 105/17
93.0% Tackling success rate 86.0%
Set pieces
6 won, 1 lost (85.7%) Scrums on own feed 4 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
18 won, 1 lost (94.7%) Lineouts on own throw 13 won, 3 lost (81.2%)
Discipline
11 Penalties conceded 14
0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

SA stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Kirchner 1/0 5 5/1/8 33 0 2 1 0 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
W Habana 1/0 5 0/1/8 78 1 3 0 1 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
C de Villiers 0/0 0 0/4/4 21 0 1 1 0 5/0 0/0 2 0/0
C FPL Steyn 0/0 0 0/4/7 16 0 0 0 1 6/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Mvovo 0/0 0 1/1/2 11 0 0 1 0 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
FH M Steyn 0/2 12 11/14/2 0 0 2 0 0 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
SH Hougaard 0/0 0 9/44/10 48 1 5 2 2 3/2 0/0 0 0/0
P Mtawarira 0/0 0 0/0/6 3 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
H BW du Plessis 0/0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
P JN du Plessis 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 1 6/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Etzebeth 0/0 0 0/0/5 7 0 1 0 1 8/0 2/0 0 0/0
L Bekker 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 10/0 0 0/0
F Coetzee 1/0 5 0/2/11 30 0 2 0 1 9/0 0/0 1 0/0
F Alberts 0/0 0 0/1/7 17 0 0 0 1 11/1 1/0 1 0/0
N8 Daniel 0/0 0 1/3/1 3 0 0 0 0 3/1 2/0 1 0/0
(H) Strauss 0/0 0 0/5/12 35 1 0 1 1 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
(P) Cilliers 0/0 0 0/0/2 2 0 0 0 0 1/0 1/0 0 0/0
(L) van der Merwe 0/0 0 0/1/2 1 0 0 0 0 3/0 1/1 0 0/0
(N8) Potgieter 0/0 0 0/0/4 6 0 1 0 0 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Pienaar 0/0 0 2/25/1 8 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/0 1 0/0
(W) Engelbrecht 0/0 0 0/0/1 3 0 0 0 1 1/0 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

Arg stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Gonzalez Amorosino 0/0 0 2/2/4 7 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Camacho 0/0 0 1/2/9 46 0 4 1 2 2/1 0/0 1 0/0
C Bosch 0/0 0 5/5/6 18 0 0 0 0 6/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Fernandez 0/0 0 1/3/4 15 0 0 0 0 7/1 0/0 1 0/0
W Agulla 0/0 0 0/2/5 7 0 1 1 1 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH Hernandez 0/0 6 16/24/8 17 0 0 1 1 9/0 1/0 0 0/0
SH Vergallo 0/0 0 5/43/1 12 0 0 0 1 0/2 0/0 0 0/0
P Roncero 0/0 0 0/0/2 0 0 0 0 0 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
H Guinazu 0/0 0 0/1/2 1 0 0 0 0 10/1 0/0 1 0/0
P Figallo 0/0 0 0/1/2 4 0 0 1 1 5/0 0/0 3 0/0
L Carizza 0/0 0 0/4/2 4 0 0 0 1 7/2 2/0 0 0/0
L Albacete 0/0 0 0/2/4 8 0 0 1 1 10/0 2/0 4 0/0
F Farias Cabello 0/0 0 0/0/5 5 0 0 0 0 9/0 1/0 1 0/0
F Galindo 0/0 0 0/1/4 0 0 0 1 0 3/1 1/0 0 0/0
N8 Fernandez Lobbe 0/0 0 0/8/10 17 0 1 0 0 11/1 6/0 1 0/0
(P) Ayerza 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Orlandi 0/0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Leonardi 0/0 0 0/0/9 15 0 1 0 0 7/2 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Senatore 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Landajo 0/0 0 2/11/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Rodriguez Gurruchage 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 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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