Rugby 19.8.2017 07:17 pm

Composed Springboks outgun gritty Pumas

A rampaging loose trio, led by Siya Kolisi, lay the platform for an ideal start to the Rugby Championship for Allister Coetzee’s troops.

Not even a passionate defensive performance from the Pumas could prevent the Springboks from opening their Rugby Championship campaign on the highest note possible by beating Argentina 37-15 at a packed Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday night.

Composed Springboks outgun gritty Pumas
Composed Springboks outgun gritty Pumas

Composed Springboks outgun gritty Pumas

A rampaging loose trio, led by Siya Kolisi, lay the platform for an ideal start to the Rugby Championship for Allister Coetzee’s troops.

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