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South Africa vs Argentina Predictions & Tips - Springboks backed for big win in Durban

Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
Ralph Staniforth 22 Sep 2022
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  • South Africa vs Argentina predictions for Saturday’s Rugby Championship fixture
  • Match is being played at 16:05 BST at Kings Park
  • Los Pumas have lost their last 5 against their hosts
  • Can the Springboks get the big win they need to claim the title?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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South Africa need bonus point win to stand a chance at title (Getty Images)

South Africa vs Argentina Predictions

Argentina seems to have run out of gas in the latter stages of the competition. They were outplayed last week at home and with South Africa chasing a bonus point, they could be powered off their feet.
  • South Africa vs Argentina Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Injuries & Team News
  • Argentina Form
  • Argentina Injuries & Team News
  • South Africa vs Argentina Live Stream FAQ

I am backing the Springboks to cover the -17 handicap on home soil.

  • South Africa have beaten Argentina by 16, 19 & 20 points in their last 3 encounters.
  • South Africa have won their last 2 matches.
  • South Africa have won their last 5 matches against Argentina.
  • Argentina have lost their last 2 matches by 16 & 50 points.

Head to Head

South Africa have won their last five matches against Argentina. They met last week in Buenos Aires where the Springboks were convincing 36-20 victors.

South Africa Form

South Africa will be disappointed with their Rugby Championship campaign to date. They are second but level on points with the All Blacks and still have a very realistic chance of claiming the title. But they would feel that they have thrown away two results that should have been victories.

The Springboks do however come into this match having won their last two fixtures in Australia and Argentina. Last week they dominated the first half against Los Pumas but allowed their hosts to come back within touching distance.

Fortunately for Jacques Nienaber’s side, they got their act together late in the game to claim the crucial bonus point after the hooter had sounded.

The Boks are likely going to need to chase a bonus point again but that largely depends on the result in the New Zealand game earlier on Saturday.

South Africa Injuries & Team News

Jacques Nienaber and his coaching staff have a massive headache at flyhalf. First choice Handre Pollard is injured, second choice Elton Jantjies was sent home for disciplinary reasons and third choice Johan Goosen will only be fit in November.

That means veteran utility back, Frans Steyn starts in the 10 jumper. He has not played there for the Springboks since 2010. The rest of the side looks much the same.

Argentina Form

Argentina have had their most impressive Rugby Championship since joining in 2012. They have beaten Australia and home and New Zealand away. Unfortunately the last two weeks have not gone according to plan.

First they were thrashed by the All Blacks in New Zealand. Los Pumas then returned home to face the Springboks in a must-win encounter if they wanted to keep their chances alive in the competition.

A poor first half display resulted in them being 17 points down at the break. They fought back to within two points before South Africa pulled away to win 36-20.

Argentina Injuries & Team News

Michael Cheika will most likely ring the changes to the side this week. They looked tired last week and the long travel to South Africa wouldn’t have done them much good.

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South Africa beat Argentina by 16 last weekend. They will need a bonus point against Los Pumas again this time around if they want to win the Rugby Championship.

I am backing the hosts to cover the -17 handicap.

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