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Boks primed for Rugby Championship assault, but ghosts of Pumas' 2015 success looms large

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Springbok captain Jean de Villiers looks on forlornly as Argentina gallop away to their first win against them back in 2015.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers looks on forlornly as Argentina gallop away to their first win against them back in 2015.
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The Springboks have everything to gain and lose when they face Argentina at Kings Park on Saturday in their Rugby Championship encounter, but they'll do well to remember the events of 8 August 2015.

On what was the 50th anniversary of Argentina's inaugural tour of South Africa, they recorded a 37-25 win that signalled (the Brighton miracle still had to take place) the beginning of the end for then-Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

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