Agustin Creevy confident of outclassing South Africa

Agustin Creevy while representing his club Jaguares
Agustin Creevy while representing his club Jaguares
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Argentina captain Agustin Creevy expressed confidence on his team's ability to beat South Africa in the upcoming Rugby Championship 2017 clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

Overall, the two teams have played each other 24 times with Argentina winning just two - but both the wins came in the previous five matches including the recent most encounter between the sides in August last year.

Wary of the challenge ahead, the Jaguares hooker believes beating Allister Coetzee's men will be vital to their resurgence in world rugby.

"South Africa is a great team and we always learn a lot when we play against them," said Creevy to Sport24.

"Beating the Springboks in South Africa for the first time was really important and mentally it was a turning point for us."

The 32-year-old also stressed on the importance of maintaining calmness and composure, if they are to beat a top team like Springboks.

“We won against South Africa last season because our mentality was excellent," he added.

"We stayed calm and didn’t do anything crazy but, for me, the Springboks remain one of the top three sides in the world."

Argentina will head into the encounter with defeats against Wales, Scotland and England (three-match series) but did manage to arrest the slide with a 45-29 triumph over Georgia.

 

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