The Springboks started the 2017 Castle Rugby Championship with a win of 37-15 on Saturday against Argentina.
It was a good contest from the start with both teams challenging each other on defence although the Springboks had the better of the early exchanges.
French referee Poite made the Springboks supporters shouting early in a match when he disallowed an attacking opportunity which would have resulted in an early try.
His managing of the offside line was poor with his assistant referees which allowed both teams to come up on defence.
It was the Springboks with two early penalties to get the scoreboard ticking and a lead of 6-0 but a turnover from their own half resulted in a first try for the Pumas.
The Springboks won this test upfront and they were brilliant in the scrums led by Coenie and Beast. The lineouts did not start that well for the Boks but they soon got it right and great platform to attack from.
Elton Jantjies did not had a good first half with allot of pressure being put on him and Cronje. One felt that the forwards maybe did not protect them well enough at certain stages.
Too much side movement from the midfield also did not give the Springboks backline to many opportunities.
The first try might have been a lucky one from Skosan as he did not release the ball when talked but the try was awarded and a lead of 13-5 for the Springboks.
A penalty from Argentina closed the lead to 13-8 but Jantjies hit back with a penalty of his own to make the lead 16-8.
With a kick to the line gave the Springboks an opportunity with an attacking lineout and it went through a few phases before Raymond Rhule went over for his first test try.
That gave them a good lead of 23-8 but Argentina were able to hit back with a good try keeping the ball in hand sending Emiliano Boffelli over.
That close the gab and the lead was only 23-15 with the last quarter to go.
The Springboks then tuned it on in all aspect of the game and Siya Kolisi was at the end of yet another great attacking play from the Springboks.
The bench made a huge impact and did their part in the test with Pieter-Steph du Toit also scoring the Springboks forth try in the 71st minute of the test.
It was still not the best but a good start from the Springboks and it will only get more difficult as the Championship goes on.
Man of the match Coenie Oosthuizen had a great test and stand out in the scrums, attack and defence.
Next week it is Argentina again but in Argentina so a new test and it will be much harder as well
South Africa 37 (13)
Tries: Courtnall Skosan, Raymond Rhule, Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit
Conversions: Elton Jantjies (3)
Penalties: Jantjies (3)
Argentina 15 (5)
Tries: Martin Landajo, Emiliano Boffelli
Conversion: Juan Martin Hernandez
Penalty: Nicolas Sanchez