Springboks open Rugby Championship campaign with solid win

The Boks scored four tries to two to record a 37-15 victory on Saturday.

The Springboks celebrate during a match against Argentina on 19 August 2017. Picture: @Springboks.

JOHANNESBURG – The Springboks have beaten Argentina in their opening match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The Boks scored four tries to two to record a 37-15 victory on Saturday.

The four tries also ensured the South Africans secured a bonus point win.

Courtnall Skosan scored their only try in the first half after Argentina scored one of their own against the run of play.

In the second half, the Springboks continued to assert their dominance; Raymond Rhule, Siya Kolisi and Pieter-Steph du Toit dotted down for the home team who played showed some slick handling and composure on attack.

Their defence was a highlight as well, despite Argentina scoring two tries, the Boks dominated the breakdown and contact areas for large parts of the match.

Elton Jantjies also had a flawless kicking display, kicking seven from seven place kicks.

Tighthead prop Coenie Oosthuizen walked away with the man of the match after having a superb all-round game both in the scrum and the loose.

Uzair Cassiem, starting in place of injured captain Warren Whiteley, put in an exceptional shift, working hard in the rucks and on defence.

The 20-year-old Curwin Bosch also made his debut for the Springboks, he came on late in the second half.

The Boks next Rugby Championship fixture is against Australia in Perth, on 9 September.