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