The 27th match will be held between the two Rugby playing nation South Africa Springboks and Argentina Los Pumas Rugby in the South African soil, Durban on Saturday, 18th August. In the 2018 Rugby Championship Dates South Africa v Argentina game will be 2nd matchups of this year’s battle. The Los Pumas will fly for Springbok turf for the 12th time since 1993 and 7th for the Rugby Championship after the joining of them in 2012.
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2018 Rugby Championship Dates South Africa v Argentina Kickoff Time How to Watch
The Springbok fans will get hyped for the match against Los Pumas seems that they are expecting a win against them by a huge margin at their own abode. Yes, but actually, it perhaps can’t be sure before the kickoff. see below Springboks vs Los Pumas Rugby 2018 TV Schedule and How to watch.
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- Teams: South Africa v Argentina Rugby Watch Live
- Date: Saturday, 18th August 2018
- Kickoff: 17:05 (Local) 15:05 (GMT), 12:05 (ARGT)
- Venue: Jonsson Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa
- Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
- Live TV Broadcast: Sky Sports, SuperSport
Springbok Sides Key Players to Watch
Springbok boss Rassie Erasmus said, “The challenges with us are the things that are not always seen (by the public), such as the minutes Siya (Kolisi) has played this season without a break.” Yes! that’s perfectly correct. Siya Kolisi the first black captain of the South Africa Rugby is in a good touch which helps him to be rewarded as the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month. SA Rugby ensures, Rassie Erasmus will name the squad on Monday.
Los Pumas Key Players on Saturday Fight
“We want to strive for excellence. Not the result, but the processes that lead to them. Our idea is to be based on work, without taking a gram of creativity and spontaneity. If we balance that balance, we will be very well,” Mario Ledesma, the newly appointed coach of the Los Pumas. He will announce the squad soon for his first Rugby Championship with Argentina in this year.
South Africa v Argentina Rugby Last Five Meetings
Last, both teams met in 2017 Rugby Championship at Argentina’s soil where South African Rugby had managed a massive win against Argentina by 41-23 with two tries of Koilsi and one for each Jantjies and du Perez. Alongside they claimed another three win in between the last five matches against the Los Pumas.
In reply, Argentina Rugby managed one win among the last five matches which was in 2016 Rugby Championship. They defeated the Boks by a very close margin 26-24 with the most important tries of Tuculet and Leguizamon at their home soil.
Preview: South Africa v Argentina Rugby Championship 2018
Both teams will kick the ball off under the new coach who both are new in this tournament. Though it’s hard to predict, the Springboks are far ahead than the Los Pumas for their outstanding performance against them. In head to head meeting, South Africa Rugby lose only one game in their home venue in 2015 in between their total 26 meetings.
Basically, Argentina Rugby only able to claim two wins against South Africa and make two games draw. So, my prediction will go for the favor of the Springboks Rugby and the possible margin will 41-18 in this year’s Rugby Championship 2018.
Here in 2018 Rugby Championship Dates South Africa v Argentina Rugby Durban Meeting, you will get the kickoff times, tv schedule, how to watch live, match preview, both teams last five meetings which may compel you to stay in touch with the game in advance.