Rugby union - Springboks relieved to edge Pumas

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Rugby union - Springboks relieved to edge Pumas
South Africa's Springboks celebrate after defeating Argentina's Los Pumas by 33 to 31 in the Rugby Championship second round match at Padre Ernesto Martearena stadium in Salta, some 1580 km northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Juan Mabromata (AFP Photo/JUAN MABROMATA)

- Springboks centre and skipper Jean de Villiers cut a relieved figure after Morne Steyn kicked a penalty three minutes from time to earn South Africa a 33-31 win over Argentina in the Rugby championship.

"We stuck to our guns and won," said de Villiers. "Argentina are getting better and better -- and played unbelievably well today.

"They created many challenges for us. And I am just happy that we beat them a second time within eight days.

"There were problems at scrum time, but when it really counted, the pack did well."


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