Springboks, Argentina ready for rugby battle

Springboks, Argentina ready for rugby battle

Springboks, Argentina ready for rugby battle

Written by Reuters

17 Aug, 2019 | 3:17 pm

Reuters – Argentina is heading to South Africa to ‘prove a point’ and avenge a home drubbing, according to Springboks captain Schalk Brits.

The Argentines are seeking to end an eight-game losing streak in Saturday’s (August 17) one-off test against the Boks, having lost 46-13 to the same opposition in their final Rugby Championship clash in Salta last weekend.

But Brits warned his teammates to expect a tough match at the weekend.

Argentina has made a late change to their matchday squad for the test with South Africa at Loftus Versfeld after experienced hooker Agustin Creevy returned home for personal reasons.

Former captain Creevy is likely to be the starting hooker at the World Cup in Japan next month but was named on the bench for the clash with the Springboks in a much-changed side chosen by coach Mario Ledesma.

Julian Montoya was selected to start, with Creevy’s place on the bench now taken by Santiago Socino, who made his test debut against Australia last month.

Argentina is seeking to end an eight-game losing streak in Saturday’s one-off test against the Boks, having lost 46-13 to the same opposition in their final Rugby Championship clash in Salta last weekend.

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