Los Pumas will welcome the Springboks to the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena for the final match of the truncated Rugby Championship 2019 as both sides get ready for the upcoming RWC. Having kicked off the tournament with a win, the Springboks will be looking for another good result against an Argentina side that is winless in the previous 6 straight matches. Notably, South Africa will host Argentina a week later albeit for a scheduled international friendly. Both sides will be looking for a positive result as they pick the pace in readiness for the RWC that’s about a month away.

Argentina vs South Africa Rugby Championship 2019 Kickoff Time, Dates, Venue, What Channel live streaming Online Game

Most Recent Match

These two sides faced each other twice in the 2018 Rugby Championship with each side winning it’s home game. South Africa won the first game 34-21 with the Argies winning the return fixture 32-19. This game saw the Pumas produce a superb first half performance that saw them lead 27-7 at the break. Siya Kolisi had scored the 1st try of the game for the Boks for the lead but the Pumas responded in spectacular fashion via a brace from Bautista Delguy with D. Sanchez scoring another try which he converted before adding a drop goal to take the game off the Boks’ reach. Ramino Moyano scored another try for the Argies 5 minutes after the break and even though substitute Lionel Mapoe scored two tries, they were not enough to complete a successful comeback.

Head to Head

These two sides have met 28 times with South Africa winning a dominant 24 games while Argentina has only won three times. Argentina has played host 14 times winning twice with South Africa winning 11 times with the remaining game ending in a draw.

Key Players

Guido Petti put in an excellent shift for the Pumas against New Zealand that saw him win two turnovers and also win all the tackles that he got into. Additionally, Tomas Cubelli too had a superb game vs the All Blacks and the duo will be very pivotal for the Pumas when they host the South Africans.

On his debut for the Springboks, Herschel Jantjies staked a solid claim for another start with two very impressive tries. He equally produced top-draw and very sleek passes while orchestrating another try for the Boks and it will be very interesting to watch how he handles the limelight. Another player to watch for the Boks will be Pieter-Steph du Toit who always excels whenever he lines out for South Africa XVs.

Game Prediction

South Africa comes into this game off a solid run of form having won three of the past four test matches. Argentina, on the other hand, are winless in the past 6 games and they come into this game off a very poor run of form. Notably, however, of the 3 Los Pumas wins, two have been at home and they came in the past three Rugby Championship campaigns implying that a home win won’t come as a surprise. Despite that the Boks have a better chance of winning this game but the Pumas will put in a very spirited and inspired performance.

A narrow Springboks win (32-30)