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Defeat for Gonzalo in Buenos Aires

18/09/2022

Dragons RFC scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou started the game but could not stop South Africa securing a bonus-point win over Argentina in Buenos Aires to keep up the pressure on leaders New Zealand at the top of the Rugby Championship.

Tries from Jaden Hendrikse, Damian de Allende, a double from Malcolm Marx and a penalty try gave the Springboks victory.

The Springboks and All Blacks are level on 14 points with New Zealand leading on points difference (+41 v +28).

In the final round, South Africa face Argentina in Durban on Saturday after New Zealand host Australia in Auckland.

South Africa controlled the first half and led 22-6 at the break before Argentina came back in the final 15 minutes, closing the gap to two points at 22-20. But the visitors held their nerve to secure the win.

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