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.