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Last updated: 03 Aug 2023
Ben Darvill 03 Aug 2023
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  • Argentina vs South Africa predictions for Sunday's International Rugby match 
  • The game will be played at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani (05:15 AEST)
  • Can South Africa make it two wins in a row?
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Argentina vs South Africa (Getty Images)
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Argentina vs South Africa Tips


Argentina ran South Africa very close last week as they almost came away from Ellis Park with a historic victory as they fell to a 22-21 defeat. 
  • Argentina vs South Africa Tips
  • Argentina Last 5 Results 
  • Argentina Form 
  • South Africa Last 5 Results 
  • South Africa Form 

South Africa will need to be far better this week, with the side decidedly second-best in the second-half of their clash with the Pumas last weekend. 

Argentina Last 5 Results 


  • South Africa 22 Argentina 21
  • Australia 31 Argentina 34 
  • Argentina 12 New Zealand 41 
  • Scotland 52 Argentina 29
  • Wales 20 Argentina 13

Argentina Form 


Argentina were supreme in the second-half of their clash with South Africa as they gave the reigning world champions all kinds of problems in a brilliant performance. 

Argentina dominated their hosts with regard to possession and territory as they pushed their opponents all the way. If the Pumas were slightly more clinical, they would have walked away with a big win. 

Now, Argentina will look to build on this tight defeat as they try to prove to everyone that they are a match for any side in world rugby. A win here would see them building towards the World Cup in September in stunning style. 

South Africa Last 5 Results 


  • South Africa 22 Argentina 21
  • New Zealand 35 South Africa 20 
  • South Africa 43 Australia 12 
  • England 13 South Africa 27
  • Italy 21 South Africa 63 

South Africa Form 


South Africa led Argentina 15-9 at half-time as they edged the first part of a bruising encounter. Most thought they would build well on this half-time lead after absorbing a storm of physicality from the travelling side. 

However, they were put under huge pressure in the second-half and actually lost the second 40 minutes 12-7. A breakaway try was all they could muster as they had to repel wave after wave of attack.

Defensively, the Springboks looked very good, but they were rarely given a sniff in attack as their bruising forwards were pushed backwards, while their tricky backs were given no space to move. This week, they need to keep the ball in hand more as they look to play their own game, rather than have to play with their backs against the wall again. 

Verdict

I am backing Argentina to secure a historic win over their opponents and to prove that last week's tight loss was no fluke. 

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