Junior Boks thrash Argentina

The Junior Springboks began their preparations for the IRB Junior World Championship by beating Argentina 78-31 in Saldanha Bay on Friday.

Dawie Theron's team ran in six tries in each half to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Having lead 31-0 after 19 minutes, Theron was unhappy with his team's lapses in concentration that allowed the Argentinians to get back into the game.

'Overall, the result was very satisfying, but it's very early days and we will work hard during our two training sessions on Sunday,' he said following the game.

The next match will be held in Stellenbosch on Tuesday, before the series concludes in Cape Town next Saturday.

South Africa U20 – Tries: Daniel du Plessis (2), Wilco Louw (2), Corniel Els (2), Dan du Preez (2), Duhan van der Merwe (2), Jaco van der Walt, Sergeal Petersen. Conversions: Jaco van der Walt (9).
Argentina U20 – Tries: Pedro Ortega, Federico Jimenez, Felipe Arregui (2), Emiliano Borelli. Conversions: Emiliano Borelli (3).

South Africa U20 – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Daniel du Plessis, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Zee Mkhabela, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Ramone Samuels, 5 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Corniel Els, 1 Pierre Schoeman.

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