South Africa v Argentina: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Rugby Championship Clash

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South Africa v Argentina: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Rugby Championship Clash
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Daniel Hourcade takes his Argentina line-up to Pretoria on Saturday for the opening round of this year's Rugby Championship, hoping to move on from last year's winless disappointment.

The Pumas are yet to beat South Africa in 17 meetings, having first met in Buenos Aires 21 years ago, the beginning of a one-sided history between the pair thus far.

Heyneke Meyer will be upbeat about his side's chances of surmounting the dominance that New Zealand quite easily exerted over the competition in 2013, but the South Americans can't be overlooked.

We break down some of the key head-to-head encounters likely to take place at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, where injured foes return to action and budding stars get their first chances on the big stage.

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