In DurbanSpringbok captain Siya Kolisi acknowledged that Auckland's events between Australia and New Zealand will have an influence on their later Rugby Championship game against the Pumas in Durban on Saturday.Kolisi's fresh and honest admission on a windy, but warm Friday afternoon was a departure from the straight-jacketed nature of the other press engagements this week that just focused on the Bok processes for the Argentina game.The All Blacks and the Springboks are equal on points (14), but New Zealand (+41) has a better points difference as compared to South Africa (+28).READ | Who will win the Rugby Championship?
ALL the permutations simplifiedThis means the Wallabies will have to just beat the All Blacks or they need to keep Ian Foster's side to a small win to open up the door for the Boks or the Pumas.Kolisi said they still need to win, regardless of what happens in Auckland."We'll definitely be watching and we'll know the result at the end of the day and what happens there is very important," Kolisi said."We'll focus on what we need to do and I'm pretty sure Argentina will do the same.
That result though will make a difference on what both teams need to do.South Africa15 Willie le Roux, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Frans Steyn, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven KitshoffSubstitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Duane Vermeulen, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Faf de Klerk, 23 Kurt-Lee ArendseArgentina15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10Read more on news24.com