Louw: We've had highs and lows

Francois Louw (Gallo)
Francois Louw (Gallo)

Cape Town - Loose forward Francois Louw believes that it is important for the Springboks to end their World Cup campaign with a win against Argentina on Friday.

READ: Springboks' Test record against Argentina

READ: 15 stats and facts - Boks v Argentina

READ: Bok record holders at the Olympic Stadium

The Boks take on the Pumas at London's Olympic Stadium in the Bronze Final after having been bundled out of the tournament by the All Blacks last weekend, and Louw spoke a this week about finishing the latest four-year cycle in Springbok rugby on a high. 

"Obviously we’re at the end of a cycle, so to speak … a four year cycle. It’s been up and down at times … but I think from a playing perspective we want to round that off well," he said.

"We came hell of a close against the All Blacks last weekend. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

"Obviously we’d much rather be playing in a final on Saturday, but that’s the way rugby sometimes goes."

Kick-off on Friday will be at 22:00. 

Teams:

South Africa:

15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein

Argentina:

15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Nicolas Sanchez (captain), 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Javier Ortega Desio, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matas Alemanno, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes: 16 Lucas Noguera, 17 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 18 Juan Figallo, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Juan Pablo Socino

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