Richard Ferguson

Rugby Championship 2012 – South Africa (27) vs Argentina (6) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 18 Aug 2012 at 15:30
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Heyneke Meyer’s fourth match in charge of the Springboks sees them take on Argentina in the first week of Rugby Championship action, to be played at Newlands in Cape Town.

The Springboks see a few changes from the last test match played, the drawn third test against England, with Zane Kirchner coming back at fullback and Lwazi Mvovo getting a start in place of the injured JP Pietersen. In the forwards, Eben Etzebeth and Andries Bekker play their first test match together, and Keegan Daniel starts his first test match.

The Argentinians are a largely unknown quantity, with a few big names in the team recognizable from the World Cups. Juan Martin Henandez will look to put the pressure on Morne Steyn, who is under some pressure from within South Africa to perform in this match.

South Africa will be too strong for their South American counterparts, but look for the Argentinians to improve as the season continues.

South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7
Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Pat Lambie, 22 JJ Engelbrecht.

Argentina: 15 Lucas González Amorosino, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernández, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 9 Nicolás Vergallo, 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c), 7 Álvaro Galindo, 6 Julio Farías Cabello, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guiñazú, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.

Replacements: 16 Bruno Postiglioni, 17 Marcos Ayerza, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Tomás Leonardi, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Martín Landajo, 22 Martín Rodríguez.



35 Comments

  • Go bokke :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.08.12 16:30:18 by Poisy Reply
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  • Welcome to top flight rugby Argies. Good to finally have you. :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.08.12 16:55:45 by klempie Reply

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  • Is that Steve singing? :???:

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.08.12 16:59:04 by klempie Reply

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  • Here’s the kick off.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.08.12 17:00:51 by klempie Reply

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  • Boks 3 – 0 Pumas

    3 mins.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.08.12 17:04:37 by klempie Reply

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  • Bis is off injured. :shock:

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.08.12 17:05:13 by klempie Reply

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  • Backline is looking a bit clueless so far.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.08.12 17:11:20 by klempie Reply

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  • Kirchner with a stupid offside infringement in front.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.08.12 17:14:07 by klempie Reply

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  • Kirchner scores in the corner.

    Converted

    Boks 10 – 3 Pumas

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.08.12 17:18:18 by klempie Reply

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  • Boks 13 – 3 Pumas

    24 mins

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.08.12 17:26:12 by klempie Reply

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  • Marcell in the corner.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.08.12 17:30:11 by klempie Reply

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  • Converted.

    Boks 20 – 3 Pumas

    28 mins

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.08.12 17:31:43 by klempie Reply

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  • Mooi Marcell!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.08.12 17:32:34 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Every man for himslf! Boring shiat!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.08.12 17:48:14 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Sharkalitis (disease of only being able to play one good half of rugby) setting in amongst the forwards?

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.08.12 18:04:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Habs over…and converted

    Boks 27 – 3 Pumas

    58 mins

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.08.12 18:15:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 14) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) :

    Agree. It’s been very ponderous stuff in the second half.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.08.12 18:16:27 by klempie Reply

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  • Did Hougaard just Campese himself?? :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.08.12 18:29:07 by klempie Reply

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  • Habs is off injured too.

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.08.12 18:32:30 by klempie Reply

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  • Boks look kak.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.08.12 18:39:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 20) : Proteas, however, are looking good. :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.08.12 18:40:52 by klempie Reply

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  • FT Boks 27 – 6 Pumas

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.08.12 18:43:23 by klempie Reply

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  • Highlight of the 2nd half was the Springbok Physio flashing her red G-string while attending to Strauss in the 78th minute.

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.08.12 18:44:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And that my friends, was not good enough.

    Once again the breakdown – but execution will probably be blamed.

    We’ll sadly only really be able to gauge where the Boks are once we play NZ.

    Disappointed that Keegan and Lambie got short changed by our esteemed coach…but anything to give Potgieter a shot at showing off his silicone treated hair-do. :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.08.12 18:47:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : Missed it. :evil:

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.08.12 18:47:32 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : Proteas putting the hurt on the Poms. :cool:

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.08.12 18:48:53 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : Was an interesting choice of undergarment to wear under a Springbok tracksuit…probably vying for a photo shoot with FHM :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.08.12 18:49:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 26) : I am liking that, switching back and forth between rugby and Cricket. Will stick with the cricket to the close of play now.

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.08.12 18:51:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Didn’t know HM did the MOTM awards too :shock:

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.08.12 18:53:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : Likewise.

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.08.12 18:56:10 by klempie Reply

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  • Jeez but the Boks play a dire brand of rugga.

    Kick and chase… :evil:

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.08.12 19:59:04 by wpw Reply
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  • Am I the only one that seems to think our midfield is predictable or is that what happens when you have Morne on their inside? Good defence but no real plan on attack.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.08.12 08:20:25 by Bite me Reply

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  • @Bite me (Comment 32) : I had to laugh at Jeremy Guscott (studio crew in the Middle east) saying that if he was JdV he’d tell Morne Steyn “I’m the Captain, either you pass the ball to your outside or I’ll make sure you don’t get selected” :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.08.12 11:06:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And the two times Jean did run with ball, he simply crabbed towards his touchline, leaving his wings hardly any space.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.08.12 12:25:41 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Each and every JdV run resulted in a turnover to the Pumas.

    Morne should rather skip pass him next week.

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.08.12 23:30:02 by fyndraai Reply

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