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Pumas say victory is within reach after spirited performance against Wallabies

Argentinian coach Santiago Phelan

Argentina insist their first Rugby Championship win is just around the corner after letting slip a golden opportunity to beat the Wallabies.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 3:42am

Pumas denied historic win by SA's late charge

South African locks Andries Bekker and Eben Etzebeth fight for the ball with the Pumas' Manuel Carizza and Juan Figallo. Photo: AFP

Argentina stood on the brink of a remarkable first victory over South Africa in their second Rugby Championship match before the Springboks rallied to snatch a 16-16 draw.

The match had looked like ending in a perfect home debut for the Pumas, famously tough opponents on Argentine soil long before their entry into their first annual major tournament.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:28am

Pumas' Juan Martin Hernandez to miss Springboks game

Pumas coach Santiago Phelan

Argentina's chance of a first victory in the Rugby Championship at home to South Africa in Mendoza today has taken a dramatic turn for the worse with the loss of flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez through injury.

The Pumas dream of ending a record of 14 defeats in as many meetings with the Springboks, the last a 27-6 loss in their debut in the southern hemisphere tournament last weekend.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:18am