Mon 23 Aug 2021 | 04:52

Boks increase their lead over All Blacks

Boks increase their lead over All Blacks
Mon 23 Aug 2021 | 04:52
Boks increase their lead over All Blacks
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WORLD RANKINGS UPDATE: South Africa’s lead at the top of the World Rugby’s rankings is back to over five points.

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This follows their second victory in as many Tests against Argentina in the Rugby Championship.

Jacques Nienaber’s side followed up their 32-12 win in Port Elizabeth the previous Saturday, with a similarly comfortable 29-10 victory at the same venue this past weekend.

Five Handré Pollard penalties to one from Domingo Miotti saw the Springboks lead 15-3 at the end of a scrappy first half.

Tries from wing Makazole Mapimpi and hooker Malcolm Marx early in the second half extended the world champions’ advantage before Pablo Matera crossed late on for a consolation try for the visitors.

South Africa picked up 0.29 of a rating point for the victory and their lead over the All Blacks is now up to 5.20 points.

Meanwhile, Argentina drops back down to seventh place as a result of the defeat, with Australia moving back up to sixth.

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