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Match Report – Springboks smash Argentina to take Championship

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The Springboks have won the Rugby Championship for the first time since 2009 after beating Argentina in Salta 46-13.

It was a clinical display in that second half that secured the win and gave the Springboks the Championship for 2019.

They dominated play and key players did stand up when it matters even when they were reduce to 14 players.

Pollard had one of his best test matches for the Springboks scoring two tries and kicked 8 out of 10 kicks but it was more the way he control the game for the Boks that stood out.

His passing game was on par and he defended the inside channel well, an area which the Argentinians like to attack.

Another standout players was Trevor Nyakane who did great in the scrums and was one of the top defenders making 15th tackles in the game.

The bonus point win would have pleased Rassie Erasmus with his players taking the opportunities that was created.

Beside form Pollards two tries, Mbonambi, Mapimpi and Kolbe got over the whitewash.

It was not perfect but it was a hell of a step in the right direction for the Boks.

The first half was scrappy and a bit untidy to say the least but the Springboks second half performance was great to see.

Argentina was first over the try line when Sanchez founded space to send Cordero over from a cross kick.

The Springboks hit back with a perfect lineout drive when Bongi was at the end of it all.

With the early penalty from Pollard gave the Boks a 8-7 lead.

This was a great performance from the Springboks.

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  1. Boks def on the rise.

    Still I think the back line is missing Serfontein.

    That England team has been made so bloody dangerous with Cokasunga and Tuilagi. Same with oz and Kervevi and O’Connor and NZ with Ioane. Wakes have George North.

    If you don’t have big cannons on attack, you gonna be outgunned. I think this Bok team can win this REC but I’d be playing Serfontein to make sure

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