South Africa enjoyed a comfortable win over Argentina in the opening round of The Rugby Championship buit since Argentina’s win in Durban in 2015, the teams have met five times and on paper there is little to suggest why the Pumas have only managed to pick up one win from those games.
World Rugby today announced the match official appointments for the 2017 Rugby Championship with 18 officials and five TMOs taking charge of the 12 matches and the standalone Bledisloe Cup match in October.
The pool draw for Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place on Wednesday 10 May in the historic Japanese city of Kyoto at the iconic Kyoto State Guest House. Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa await which Pool they will be drawn into for the tournament.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Jamba Ulengo and Uzair Cassiem will make their Springbok debuts against Wales in Cardiff while a fourth uncapped player, Jean-Luc du Preez, has been included on the bench for the final match of the November Tour.
Record try-scorer Bryan Habana is back at left wing for the Springboks when they face Italy in Florence on Saturday, while Nizaam Carr will get his first start for South Africa against the same opponents he made his Test debut against two years ago.