CAPE TOWN, South Africa - South Africa beat Argentina 27-6 in the Rugby Championship on yesterday to send the Pumas to defeat on their debut in the tournament.
Fullback Zane Kirchner, flanker Marcell Coetzee and winger Bryan Habana went over for tries for the Springboks and Morne Steyn provided a dominant display from five-eighth.
Argentina held its own in the forward battle at Newlands, but a combination of errors and missed opportunities ensured the South Americans didn't get close to an upset on their long-awaited introduction to the tournament.
Steyn was perfect in front of goal for his 12 points and created two of the three tries to mark the match when he became South Africa's most capped No.10.
Juan Martin Hernandez kicked two penalties for Argentina's only points.