South Africa, Argentina land in Brisbane for remainder of Rugby Championship

South Africa have won both their games in the Rugby Championship until now
South Africa have won both their games in the Rugby Championship until now
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South Africa and Argentina have made a landing in Brisbane on Friday for the remainder of the Rugby Championship tournament.

The two teams travelled through a charter flight from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium where their opening two rounds of the tournament was played and now will undergo a 14-day quarantine period.

“We are excited to be in Australia and to begin our preparations for the away leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship,” said South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber.

“The players had a few days off in Nelson Mandela Bay to rest and recuperate after the Castle Lager Lions Series, two Tests against Argentina and one against Georgia, and they are keen to get back onto the field to do the groundwork for the Tests against Australia and New Zealand.

“The time zone and conditions are obviously different to that which we experienced in South Africa, so getting acclimatised and settled in as quickly as possible will be vital.

“Fortunately, we are allowed training during specific times of the day while we are in quarantine, and we need to make the most of those sessions to ensure that we hit the ground running in our opening Test.”

The Springboks will resume their campaign with back to back matches against hosts Australia on 12th and 18th September following which they will take on the All Blacks in the final two rounds on 25th September and 2nd October.