Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:48


South Africa defeated Argentina 24-18 in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match at Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria.


SA 24 (8)

Tries: S'bu Nkosi (2)

Conversion: Elton Jantjies

Penalties: Jantjies (4)

Argentina 18 (10)

Tries: Guido Petti Pagadizaval, Pablo Matera

Conversion: Joaquin Diaz Bonilla

Penalties: Diaz Bonilla, Benjamin Urdapilleta


Earlier New Zealand avenged last week's defeat in Perth with a superb win over Australia to underline their claims to win the Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand (17) 36
Tries: Mo'unga, Smith, Williams, Reece, Bridge Cons: Mo'unga (3), Barrett Pens:Mo'unga
Australia (0) 0

Critics had suggested the All Blacks' era of dominance might be coming to an end after their 47-26 thrashing by the Wallabies seven days ago.

And Australia's wait to lift the Bledisloe Cup now stretches into a 17th year.