Argentina beat South Africa for the first time in their history as this year’s Rugby Championship drew to a close in Durban.
It was the Pumas’ first victory over the Springboks in 20 attempts after 18 losses and a draw.
Winger Juan Imhoff scored a 19-minute hat-trick as Argentina finished off the bottom of the Championship for the first time.
Earlier Australia won the title after they
Centre Marcelo Bosch scored Argentina’s other try after just a minute’s play at King’s Park, while Imhoff scored two first-half tries as the Pumas took a 27-13 lead at the break.
Imhoff then completed his hat-trick within two minutes of the restart while fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez, landed four conversions and a penalty as South Africa suffered their third straight loss.
Springbok winger Bryan Habana scored a late consolation try with two minutes left on the clock while lock Lood de Jager and full-back Willie le Roux were also on the score sheet for South Africa.
Le Roux, Kriel, De Villiers, De Allende, Habana, Pollard, Pienaar, Mtawarira, Du Plessis, Koch, Etzebeth, De Jager, Brussow, Coetzee, Burger.
Strauss, Nyakane, Van der Merwe, Du Toit, Kolisi, Reinach, Lambie, Mvovo.
Tuculet, Agulla, Bosch, De La Fuente, Imhoff, Hernandez, Cubelli, Ayerza, Creevy, Tetaz Chaparro, Petti Pagadizaval, Lavanini, Matera, Leguizamon, Senatore.
Montoya, Noguera Paz, Diaz, Alemanno, Lezana, Landajo, Gonzalez Iglesias, Gonzalez Amorosino.
Romain Poite (France)