South Africa 24-13 Argentina

South Africa secured third place at the World Cup with victory over Argentina at the Olympic Stadium. South Africa started the game well with 10 points in the opening 15 minutes, aided greatly by a yellow card for Cubelli. Whilst Argentina did come back into the game (they finished with 65% possession and 63% territory), they rarely looked like unlocking the South African defence and running in points as they had against Ireland. South Africa looked comfortable with making tackles and waiting for Argentine errors. Argentina did secure a late consolation try in stoppage time, but the game had been over for quite a time and South Africa fully deserved their victory following an impressive opening quarter.


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