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Springbok coach embarrassed by loss to Argentina in Mendoza

June 18, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: yvkwizsuw.

first_imgSunday Aug 26, 2018 Springbok coach embarrassed by loss to Argentina in Mendoza Just a week after beating Argentina 34-21 in Durban, the Springboks suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Los Pumas in Mendoza, going down 32-19 after top quality performances by Nicolas Sanchez and skipper Augustin Creevy. The home side led 27-7 at half time, and piled on further misery for the visitors in the second half, despite somewhat of a comeback in the face of constant physical pressure. The Argentine forwards got the better of the breakdown, repeatedly winning turnovers, while the Springbok defence looked inexperienced and lacking cohesion. “It was embarrassing and not the kind of performance you expect to see from the Springboks,” said Director of Rugby/Coach Rassie Erasmus. “We made only one change to the starting team from last week, when we dominated them. We have to point the fingers to ourselves, firstly as coaches and then as players, and we will have to fix it.”He refused to blame travel, saying instead that they looked fine fitness wise in the second half. “We travelled a day later and in the second half we outplayed them because we were the fresher team. We were playing better rugby in the second half but we just didn’t make use of our opportunities.“I’m not going to look for positives after a performance like that. We have no excuses, we knew exactly what to expect, we prepared for it but we just didn’t handle it,” added Erasmus.Argentina outscored the Springboks by four tries to three, with flyhalf Sanchez instrumental with his 17 points from a try, three conversions, a penalty and a drop goal.The Argentina win breaks their 11-match losing streak in the Rugby Championship, and certainly messes with the Springbok plans of experimenting for their next Test, against Australia in Brisbane.“All victories are sweet, but this one was particularly satisfying,” said bloodied hooker Creevy.“We faced a powerful Springboks team and we won — that is special. We took a big step forward from last weekend when we lost in Durban.“The team learnt from the mistakes made in South Africa. We attacked brilliantly in the first half and defended equally brilliantly in the second half.” Argentina next travel to New Zealand to take on the All Blacks, also on 8 September.credit: sanzaarADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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