August 19, 2017 / 5:02 PM / a year ago

Rugby - South Africa win physical battle to down Argentina

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) - Ghana-born wing Raymond Rhule scored his first international try and South Africa claimed a 37-15 victory over Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener on Saturday.

The Springboks dominated the physical contest and scored tries through winger Courtnall Skosan, flanker Siya Kolisi and lock Pieter-Steph du Toit, their fourth victory in a row after a 3-0 clean-sweep of France.

Argentina defended manfully and enjoyed little possession, but managed tries through experienced scrumhalf Martin Landajo and winger Emiliano Boffelli.

The Springboks also handed a first cap to 20-year-old flyhalf Curwin Bosch when he replaced Elton Jantjies late in the game.

Reporting by Nick Said, editing by Ed Osmond

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