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Lacklustre Springbok scrape in at Rugby Championships.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer applauded his team for the job well done after Boks narrowly beat the Argentina 13-6 during the 2014 Castle Lager Championships held at Loftus Versfeld at the weekend. “I am proud of my team, said Bok coach.

“It was n’t an easy win especially on such conditions. I think we have something to be proud of before the big work ahead.

Bok captain Jean de Villiers cautiously echoed his coach’ sentiments, but warned that Bok will have to improve in the coming games. “It wasn’t a great win per se,” said Bok captain Jean de Villiers. “But we came out tops. I am happy with the result thus far. I think credit must go to our defence who toiled in such a bad conditions. We now have to improve in a return leg this weekend.”

Take nothing away from the weather one still believes Springbok have n’t come to the party. Struggling to score more than one try against Pumas is not a good thing. Springboks will still have to play against two powerhouses in All Blacks and Wallabies. And it goes saying that Springboks will have to dig deep.

Springboks would have at least beaten Pumas with a convincing score, which will help them later in the four Nations tournament. Yes, they top the group as the only winning team after a draw between All Blacks and Wallabies.

It remains to be seen if Springbok will be able to improve their win when they meet Pumas in a return leg this weekend before facing the duo of Wallabies and All Blacks.

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