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Player ratings: Crying shame

The Springboks trailed by 10 points heading into the final 10 minutes and, with a tired Argentina side, managed to score 17 unanswered points to claim the victory – the final try coming in the 78th minute.

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15 Johan Goosen

Struggled to come to grips with the International scene after sitting out so long.

4/10

14 Ruan Combrinck

There's not much you can do when your teammates choose not to send the ball to the outside, although, he scored a well-taken try when it was.

6/10

13 Lionel Mapoe

Did not get much of the ball from De Allende but the moment he did, he found gaps in the Argentinian defence.

6/10

12 Damian de Allende

Has still not realised there are players outside of him who could do a lot more than just run at an opponent.

3/10

11 Bryan Habana

It was a satisfactory overall performance, without the yellow card.

4/10

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10 Elton Jantjies

He continues to struggle at this level and one can only but speculate why that is. However, he was not too bad from the kicking tee.

3/10

9 Francois de Klerk

His match was characterised by "moments" of brilliance but they were too few and far between.

5/10

8 Warren Whiteley

Hung on to all his tackles as we have come to expect and provided the team with go-forward ball when he carried it – not to mention the match-winning try at the end.

6/10

7 Teboho Mohoje

Was the best player by a country mile and justified his starting berth.

8/10

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6 Francois Louw

He is meant to be the enforcer and breakdown specialist but he was nowhere to be seen, let alone slipping some tackles.

3/10

5 Lodewyk de Jager

Allister said it best, he needs time to get back into the swing of things even though he attempted to throw his weight around.

4/10

4 Eben Etzebeth

His performance can be wrapped up in the moment when he went for a clean out and got a ball in his face.

3/10

3 Julian Redelinghuys

Just as it seemed he would settle in the match, the dreaded injury sniper struck.

4/10

2 Adriaan Strauss

His performance and captaincy reflected in the way the players around him performed for the majority of the game.

2/10

1 Tendai Mtawarira

Seems to only come alive when there is a scrum, other than that, he escapes into the wilderness.

3/10

Replacements:

16 Bongi Mbonambi

Not used.

17 Steven Kitshoff (on for Mtawarira, 54th min)

Scrummaging improved with him on the park but he failed to get involved in other facets.

4/10

18 Vincent Koch (on for Redelinghuys, 32nd min)

Had a good game in the scrums but may not have buried the demons of past performances.

4/10

19 Pieter-Steph du Toit (on for de Jager, 54th min)

Was expected to make a massive impact off the bench but it was not close to that.

4/10

20 Jaco Kriel (on for Louw, 54th min)

He once again showed just what he brings to the party and showed Louw up in his brief time on the park.

6/10

21 Rudy Paige

Not used – where have we seen that before?

22 Juan de Jongh (on for de Allende, 74th min)

Brought a renewed energy in the final minutes but was not enough time to warrant a rating.

23 Jesse Kriel

Not used.

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