Springboks vs Argentina (Port Elizabeth)



  • The Springbok side to face Argentina in Port Elizabeth is:

    1 Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks), 90 caps, 10 points (2t)
    2 Malcolm Marx (Emirates Lions), 5 caps, 5 points (1t)
    3 Coenie Oosthuizen (Cell C Sharks), 26, 20 points (4t)
    4 Eben Etzebeth (captain, DHL Stormers), 57 caps, 15 points (3t)
    5 Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions), 9 caps, 0 points
    6 Siya Kolisi (DHL Stormers), 19 caps, 5 points (1t)
    7 Jaco Kriel (Emirates Lions), 8 caps, 0 points
    8 Uzair Cassiem (Toyota Cheetahs) 1 cap, 5 points (1t)
    9 Ross Cronje (Emirates Lions), 2 caps, 5 points (1 t)
    10 Elton Jantjies (Emirates Lions), 14 caps, 130 points (1t, 22c, 27p)
    11 Courtnall Skosan (Emirates Lions), 3 caps, 0 points
    12 Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Bulls), 29 caps, 20 points (4t)
    13 Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls), 19 caps, 25 points (5t)
    14 Raymond Rhule (Toyota Cheetahs), 3 caps, 0 points
    15 Andries Coetzee (Emirates Lions), 3 caps, 0 points

    Replacements:
    16 Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers), 8 caps, 0 points
    17 Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers), 13 caps, 0 points
    18 Trevor Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls), 28 caps, 5 points (1t)
    19 Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers), 23 caps, 15 points (3t)
    20 Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks), 4 caps, 0 points
    21 Francois Hougaard (Worcester Warriors, England), 42 caps, 25 points (5t)
    22 Curwin Bosch (Cell C Sharks), uncapped
    23 Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers), 22 caps, 15 points (3t)

    Stats and milestones

    •Tendai Mtawarira will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok prop to 91 caps in this position. He is the third most experienced Springbok forward behind Victor Matfield and John Smit.

    •Mtawarira will also play in his 40th Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test match, which ranks him fourth behind Bryan Habana (53), Jean de Villiers (50) and Victor Matfield (48).

    •The following players will make their Castle Lager Rugby Championship debuts: Uzair Cassiem, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronjé, Raymond Rhule and Courtnall Skosan. It will also be the first games for Jean-Luc du Preez and Curwin Bosch should they come off the bench.

    •Bosch will become Springbok #887 if he runs onto the field as a replacement.

    http://www.sarugby.co.za/article.aspx?category=sarugby/springboks&id=4102034



  • It will be interesting to watch the South Africans this season. I've seen several comments after the June Series saying that SA is back on the way up, but I found that a bit strange, considering they have only played against - and beaten - France this year. So this RC campaign should give us more evidence of where they are at.



  • Joaquin Tuculet, Ramiro Moyano, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Emiliano Boffelli, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo, Leonardo Senatore, Tomas Lezana, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Enrique Pieretto, Agustin Creevy (captain), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

    Reserves: Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Ramiro Herrera, Marcos Kremer, Javier Ortega Desio, Tomas Cubelli, Juan Martin Hernandez, Matias Moroni



  • Wow, how long has Bruno been captain for? I was going to pose the query as to why they persist with him and then I saw he's captain.



  • @Bones said in Springboks vs Argentina (Port Elizabeth):

    Wow, how long has Bruno been captain for? I was going to pose the query as to why they persist with him and then I saw he's captain.

    Since Whiteley got injured in June.

    Agree. De Jager and du Toit are better. Bruno is rather overrated IMO.



  • Having said that I see de Jager is not there ...

    But they prefer Mostert to du Toit



  • @booboo Mostert is also better... and not a douche.



  • Having watched both the Argentina v England series and SA v France series I would expect SA to put the Argies to the sword. Especially at home.

    SA by 11-16 in a high scoring affair.



  • It's a pretty inexperienced side for the Boks across the board. If the Argies can keep the score close going into the final 20, then it could be a little uneasy for that young Bok side.



  • @Bones said in Springboks vs Argentina (Port Elizabeth):

    Wow, how long has Bruno been captain for? I was going to pose the query as to why they persist with him and then I saw he's captain.

    Only worked for so long with Todd Blackadder bro



  • @MN5 ummm...ok?



  • @Bones said in Springboks vs Argentina (Port Elizabeth):

    Wow, how long has Bruno been captain for? I was going to pose the query as to why they persist with him and then I saw he's captain.

    Odd choice. He's not the most calm guy on the field.
    When they play the ABs I can see BBBR getting in his face at every opportunity. Get him riled up and it will erode any high ground he may hold as captain with the ref.



  • @Crucial yeah it's not like he's in every fracas on the field...



  • @Bones said in Springboks vs Argentina (Port Elizabeth):

    @MN5 ummm...ok?

    Sorry I was drinking. Sober now....and I still have no idea what point I was trying to make.

    Not unlike every other post from me on here.



  • Last home game I'll be attending before I have to bring a cutout green bucket to my home games! Hype



  • This is great to watch. Frantic, fast, and furious.



  • Absolutely cracking try from Argentina - Tuculet breaks against the SA attack, and length of the field with Landajo picking up the kick through and touching down. No conversion.

    SA 6-5 Arg.



  • The refereeing is just getting better (worse) as the weekend progress. How the hell is Poite an international ref. He sure as hell don't know the laws of the game



  • Great game so far. Haven't even noticed the ref.



  • @Pot-Hale

    Really do you didn't notice the try that was awarded when it should have been penalty to blue for player not releasing the ball