Creevy and Senatore feature in Rugby Championship thriller

Warriors duo Agustin Creevy and Leonardo Senatore both featured for Argentina during Saturday’s Rugby World Championship clash with South Africa, in a nail-biting encounter in Salta, Argentina.

Creevy skippered his side against the second best-ranked team in the world, and like the previous battle with their Southern Hemisphere counterparts, the Pumas pushed the Springboks to the limit. 

A Manuel Montero try and kicks from Nicolas Sanchez saw Argentina lead 13-6 just over midway through the first-half. 

But a Bryan Habana try and scores from fly-half Handre Pollard ensured South Africa led 16-13 at the break. 

Two quick tries from Tomas Cubelli and Joaquin Tuculet and a penalty from Sanchez gave Argentina a 28-16 lead with the hosts looking set for a surprise victory. 

But again, Habana crossed the whitewash along with a Marcell Coetzee try as the Springboks bounced back to make it 30-28. 

With seven minutes remaining, Marcelo Bosch slotted a long-range penalty to give the Pumas a one-point advantage, only for Morne Steyn to kick over the posts with four minutes left on the clock. 

Argentina searched for a late winning score but the Springboks held on for victory. 

Warriors pair Creevy and Senatore should be in action again for their country on Saturday 6 September when Argentina meet the mighty All Blacks at Napier, New Zealand.