August 18, 2018 / 5:03 PM / 7 months ago

Rugby-South Africa rally in second half to beat Argentina

DURBAN, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Wingers Aphiwe Dyantyi and Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries each as South Africa rallied in the second half to beat Argentina 34-21 in their Rugby Championship opener at Kings’ Park on Saturday after another slow start.

The Springboks out-scored the Pumas by six tries to three but again made heavy work of their victory before finishing strongly.

Lukhanyo Am and Faf de Klerk scored South Africa’s other tries while Nicolas Sanchez, Pablo Matera and Matias Moroni crossed the line for Argentina.

The Boks continued a trend set in the first two matches of their three-test series against England in June when they went behind early and were forced to come back to win. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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