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Springboks survive scare in Argentina

(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

SALTA, Argentina (AP) South Africa survived a huge scare from Argentina to sneak a 33-31 win in the Rugby Championship on Saturday with a penalty by replacement flyhalf Morne Steyn three minutes from the end.

Smashed in the scrums and often outplayed out wide, a shaky South Africa came back from 28-16 down with two late tries and Steyn's clinching kick in a desperate 20 minute spell at the end.

Argentina was rampant at times in the northern city of Salta and came so close to two major pieces of history: Its first win in the southern hemisphere competition and first win ever over the two-time world champion Springboks in 19 tests over 20 years.


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