Springboks crush Pumas to win Rugby Championship

Springboks crush Pumas to win Rugby Championship
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Handre Pollard of South Africa kicks a penalty. - AP

Salta (Argentina) - "It's a fantastic feeling," captain Duane Vermuelen said



By AP

Published: Sun 11 Aug 2019, 3:38 PM

Last updated: Sun 11 Aug 2019, 5:42 PM

Flyhalf Handre Pollard scored two tries and tallied 31 points as South Africa crushed Argentina 46-13 on Saturday to win the Rugby Championship for the first time.
Pollard touched down in each half and booted five penalties and three conversions to drive home the overwhelming advantage the Springboks held over the Pumas at set pieces.
Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 earlier on Saturday but it was South Africa who won the title for the first time, 10 years after winning their predecessor, the Tri-Nations Championship.
"It's a fantastic feeling," captain Duane Vermuelen said. "It's a nice thing for the team and also a good thing for us going into a World Cup.
"We play the best teams in the southern hemisphere so it's good to have this step up. There's still a lot of work to be done but it's a good feeling."


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