In an exciting rematch in Buenos Aires, South Africa’s rugby team once again emerged victorious against Argentina with a score of 24-13. This marked their second win against Argentina in just one week, leaving the home team disappointed.
The match began with Argentina showing strong performance, scoring a try through Gonzalo Bertranou and securing a penalty with Emiliano Boffelli’s kick. By halftime, Argentina held a 10-3 lead, leaving South Africa with ground to cover.
However, the South African team regrouped during the halftime break and came back with a vengeance in the second half. They managed to turn the game around with impressive tries from Makazole Mapimpi and Canan Moddie, allowing them to regain the lead.
While kicking proved to be a challenge for both teams throughout the match, it was ultimately South Africa’s Manie Libbok who sealed the deal for his team. Despite missing several opportunities, Libbok’s three penalties secured the win for South Africa.
Argentina had entered the game with high hopes of defeating the reigning world champions, especially after their close loss in Johannesburg. Additionally, South Africa surprised their opponents by making several lineup changes from the previous weekend’s clash, providing Argentina with an additional boost of confidence.
However, ill-discipline from South Africa allowed Bertranou to score a quick-tap penalty try for Argentina, showing that their opponents were not going down without a fight. With a 10-3 lead going into halftime, Argentina seemed poised for victory. But South Africa had different plans.
Libbok played a vital role in South Africa’s comeback, converting Mapimpi’s try and assisting in Moodie’s try. This gave South Africa a 15-10 lead, just as Argentina was starting to reduce the deficit with Boffelli’s efforts. But Libbok’s additional penalties ultimately secured South Africa’s victory.
The match ended with South Africa asserting their dominance on the field, proving once again why they are the reigning world champions. With this triumph, they continue to solidify their status as a force to be reckoned with in international rugby.
Overall, the match showcased the resilience and determination of both teams, as well as the ups and downs that come with the game. South Africa’s ability to adapt and come back strong ultimately led them to their well-deserved win.
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