We are down to the 5th Round of The Rugby Championship 2022 as the Argentina Pumas play host to South Africa Springboks on Saturday. Here we have Argentina vs South Africa Rugby, start time, lineup, prediction, and where to watch live.
🇦🇷🇦🇺🇳🇿🇿🇦 Competition: The Rugby Championship 2022
🏉 Round: 5 of 6
🗓 Date: Saturday, 17 Sept. 2022
🕟 Time: 7:10 pm GMT
🏟 Venue: Estadio Libertadores De América, Buenos Aires
📺 Live: ESPN, Super Sport
Argentina vs South Africa Rugby Preview
This year’s Rugby Championship is going down to the wires. All four teams still have the chance to win the title.
Both Argentina and South Africa have won two and lost two games so far. The All Blacks clinched a controversial and dramatic last gasp win by 37-39 points over the Wallabies last Thursday. They are now leading the table with 14 points. Both Los Pumas and Springboks are on 9 points, having played a game less.
Los Pumas are coming off a thumping defeat by 53-3 points against the All Blacks. However, they won their first-ever Test in New Zealand against them a week earlier of that defeat.
TRC RD#5: Head-To-Head
Argentina host Springboks at Estadio Libertadores de America in Buenos Aires as the battle for the TRC title intensifies…
Team news: https://t.co/UyVxt2KYwA#ARGvRSA pic.twitter.com/Iv448QXsR4
— TheRugbyChampionship (@SanzarTRC) September 16, 2022
On the other hand, the World Champions South Africa Springboks cruised past Australia by 8-24 points in Round 4. However, they lost against the Wallabies a week earlier that victory.
15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 12 Matias Orlando, 11 Lucio Cinti, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Pablo Matera, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Eduardo Bello, 2 Julian Montoya (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Thomas Gallo, 18 Joel Sclavi, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 23 Matias Moroni.
TRC RD#5: Pumas v Springboks
Argentina name several changes for the match in Buenos Aires after All Black defeat last round in NZ, while Springboks are unchanged….#ARGvRSA
Team News: https://t.co/UyVxt2KYwA pic.twitter.com/nvI3g1A6I2
— TheRugbyChampionship (@SanzarTRC) September 15, 2022
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 R Nche, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Elrigh Louw, 20 Albertus Smith, 21 Francois de Klerk, 22 Andre Esterhuizen, 23 Francois Steyn.
Argentina vs South Africa Prediction
Los Pumas are coming off a 53-3 massive defeat against the All Blacks. They need to put things together at home tonight against the Springboks.
On the other hand, South Africa will be more confident following their 8-24 dominating victory over the Wallabies in Australia.
In such a crucial stage of the championship, it’s sure to be an intriguing matchup. The World Champions Springboks will go on all cylinders to claim a victory before hosting Argentina in Sept. We predict South Africa will win by 7 points.
Where to Watch
The match will be available on ESPN and TV Publica in Argentina. SuperSport will broadcast the Rugby Championship match live in South Africa.
Where to watch the Rugby Championship 2022 from anywhere:
- USA: FloRugby
- Canada: TSN (TSN.ca and TSN App)
- Argentina: ESPN, TV Publica
- South Africa: Super Sport
- Australia: Stan Sport, Network Nine
- New Zealand: Sky Network
- UK: Sky Sports
- France: Canal+
- Japan: WOWOW
- Spain: Telefonica