Player ratings: Outclassed
OPINION: Argentina arrived full of hope and bravado, but in the end, they were simply outclassed by South Africa.
The Springboks outscored Los Pumas by three tries to nil to record a bonus-point 32-12 win over the visitors in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jan de Koning rates the Argentinean players!
15 Santiago Carreras
Fielded all the Springboks’ high bombs that rained down on him, running them back with confidence. He made 50-odd metres, made all his tackles and had a few decent kick-returns.
14 Bautista Delguy
Like all the wings he saw very little of the ball and was reduced to fielding high bombs and chase kicks.
13 Santiago Chocobares
Had a couple of decent runs, but mostly reduced to a defensive role and made all of his tackles.
12 Jerónimo De La Fuente
Asked some questions of the Bok defence, made all his tackles and had a respectable day in the midfield.
11 Matías Moroni
Very quiet day on attack, chase a few kicks and made just one tackle.
10 Nicolás Sánchez
Still the master. While he made just one clean break, he beat three defenders. He managed the game well hardly any mistakes.
9 Felipe Ezcurra
Was simply a link between forwards and backs and the once he did try to run, got no reward. Also made only one tackle. Also kicked very little from the base.
8 Rodrigo Bruni
Had a really good workrate and showed a good turn of pace, almost chasing down Reinach on his way to the try. Some powerful carries and made all but one of his tackles.
7 Facundo Isa
His workrate was high and he carried with purpose, making plenty of metres. One missed tackle and one penalty conceded.
6 Pablo Matera
A handful of very powerful carries, solid on defence and continued to work hard off the ball.
5 Marco Kremer
Too much testosterone in his game. Conceded a silly penalty conceded and then getting angry. Also conceded a neck-roll penalty. His discipline was a problem.
4 Guido Petti
One of several hard-working Los Pumas forward that tried desperately, but were ultimately no match for the powerful Boks. Also missed a few tackles.
3 Francisco Gomez Kodela
Was under pressure in the scrums, but had a few determined carries – with no reward. Made a handful of tackles.
2 Julian Montoya (captain)
Great early steal to win penalty turnover, carried with purpose and made a team-high 10 tackles.
1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Under pressure in the scrums, conceding penalties. However, worked hard with the ball in hand and made 20 metres.
16 Facundo Bosch (on for Montoya, 72 mins)
Not enough time to be rated
17 Carlos Muzzio (on for Chaparro, 59 mins)
No impact with ball in hand and made two tackles.
18 Santiago Medrano (on for Kodela, 59 mins)
Had a couple of insignificant carries and made just one tackle. Was very quiet outside the set pieces.
19 Tomas Lavanini (on for Cremer, 52 min)
Made his tackles, won his line-outs and was the most productive of the forward replacements.
20 Matias Alemanno (replaced Isa, 59 mins)
Had two ineffective carries, made no tackles and was other anonymous.
21 Gonzalo Bertranou (replaced Ezcurra, 54 mins)
Attempted to bring variation, but the game was gone and his impact was minimal.
22 Domingo Miotti (replaced Sanchez 68 mins)
Not enough time to be rated.
23 Sebastian Cancelliere (replaced Carreras (blood bin) from mins 13 to 16; then de La Fuente mins 54)
Had a couple of runs without making any real inroads. Otherwise inauspicious.