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South Africa beats Argentina 37-15 in Rugby Championship

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) South Africa took another step toward banishing the bad memories of 2016 with a 37-15 win over Argentina to open its Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday.

The Springboks scored four tries to two by the Pumas, and led throughout at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to continue a revival that began with a 3-0 series whitewash over France in June.

Those results are a completely different story to last year, which was the worst season in the Springboks' modern history and nearly cost coach Allister Coetzee his job after just one season in charge.