Argentina U20 vs South Africa U20
Competition: World Rugby Under 20 Championship
Date: 08 June 2017
Kick-off: 13:30 CET
South Africa will feel they deserve to be in the final four as they have the pedigree in this tournament, but they will have to make sure of this last game against Argentina as they have left themselves a little danger room with their results so far.
The Argentina side are also chasing a spot in the top four of the competition, and it is getting very crowded in that space. They have picked up six points in total, and that has come through their win against Georgia, and a few bonus points. They will be kicking themselves after losing out to the powerful French by just a single point in the end. Argentina will however feel they have a real chance against South Africa as the junior Boks only managed a draw against the French so it is all very close in terms of those relative results.
For South Africa, they are perennial favourites for this competition, and although they have been slipping a little in the past few years, they have a very good side this year. They managed to sneak a very late draw against the French in their first game, and then they took apart the hosts Georgia with ease to see them onto seven points. As it stands they are into the Top four, thus they have a good path towards thereafter the last game is played. If they do not win this game they will know they are out of hot, but if they win, they will be in a good place to join the likes of New Zealand, England and Australia.
Argentina U20 vs South Africa U20: Tournament performance
Argentina took on the hosts in the opening game and it was a relatively simple 37-26 win for the traveling Pumas, they then had a back and forth game against the French, losing it 25-26 in a tight one.
South Africa were outplayed for most of their game against the French, but they always stayed in touch only for a late try to see them get within range of a draw, and a Curwin Bosch conversion securing the results and the two points. They then took on Georgia and won that easily with a bonus point 39-14.
Argentina U20 vs South Africa U20: Prediction
South Africa have a lot of class players and experienced ones at that. There is a bit of turmoil in terms of their gelling and structures, but they will get better and better and this being their third game should see them at their best. Argentina have shown they are worthy, if not equal, opponents and will make life hard for the Boks.
Argentina U20 vs South Africa U20 Tips
Junior Springbok No 8 Juarno Augustus is snapping up the tries with ease back him to score in this game.