Factbox: South Africa v Argentina – Rugby Championship

Factbox: South Africa v Argentina – Rugby Championship

Argentina will face South Africa in a Rugby Championship test on July 29 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The match is scheduled to start at 5.05 p.m. (1505 GMT). The referee for the game will be Andrew Brace from Ireland, with Nika Amashukeli from Georgia and Chris Busby from Ireland serving as assistant referees. The TMO (Television Match Official) will be Brett Cronan from Australia.

South Africa, ranked 4th in the world, will be led by coach Jacques Nienaber and captain Duane Vermeulen. The team lineup includes players such as Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Manie Libbok, Grant Williams, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Marco van Staden, Marvin Orie, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, and Steven Kitshoff. The replacements for the team are Bongi Mbonambi, Trevor Nyakane, Vincent Koch, Kwagga Smith, RG Snyman, Faf de Klerk, Lukhanyo Am, and Damian Willemse.

Argentina, ranked 7th in the world, will be coached by Michael Cheika and captained by Julian Montoya. The team lineup includes Juan Cruz Mallia, Mateo Carreras, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Chocobares, Juan Imhoff, Santiago Carreras, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Santiago Grondona, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Lucas Paulos, Francisco Gomez Kodela, Julian Montoya, and Thomas Gallo. The replacements for the team are Augustin Creevy, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Eduardo Bello, Lucas Paulos, Rodrigo Bruni, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Nicolas Sanchez, and Matias Moroni.

In terms of the overall record between the two teams, they have played 34 matches. South Africa has won 30 of those matches, while Argentina has won 3, and there has been 1 draw. When playing in South Africa, South Africa has a dominant record, winning 15 out of the 16 matches played, with Argentina winning only once.

Looking at their recent meetings, South Africa has had the upper hand. In 2022, South Africa defeated Argentina 38-21 in Durban, and Argentina lost again to South Africa with a score of 20-36 in Buenos Aires. In 2021, South Africa won 29-10 and 32-12 against Argentina in Gqeberha. The last meeting between the two teams in 2019 resulted in a 24-18 victory for South Africa in Pretoria.

The information in this article was compiled by Nick Said. The article adheres to the Thomson RushHourDaily Trust Principles.

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