Rugby Championship highlights: Win over Argentina not enough for Springboks to claim title

Colin Newboult

Check out the highlights from the Rugby Championship finale as South Africa ended their campaign with a 38-21 triumph over Argentina.

The Springboks needed a dominant win to overtake the All Blacks in the table but they failed to gain a big enough victory over Los Pumas.

Positive start

There was a positive start from the Boks, who moved 17 points ahead in the first half. Jasper Wiese and Siya Kolisi both touched down while Frans Steyn added two conversions and a penalty, but the visitors came back into the match.

Tries from Gonzalo Bertranou and Juan Martin Gonzalez reduced the arrears to 17-14 and effectively ended the hosts’ Rugby Championship ambitions.

South Africa did go on to claim the win over Argentina via two penalty tries and a Kurt-Lee Arendse score, but it proved to be a frustrating evening for Jacques Nienaber’s men

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