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Thursday 21 August 2014

We must stay humble, insists Meyer

Press Association

Published 19/08/2013 | 05:00

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South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer urged his side to stay humble and work even harder despite their record 73-13 success against Argentina in Johannesburg.

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"We need to be humble. It was clinical performance and that was pleasing, but we have to build an innings from there," the coach said, using cricketing parlance as he reflected on his team's dominant display.

"The great thing about this team is that we are growing. We had a massive contribution from players off the bench."

The Springboks had lost both their previous matches in the 95,000-seater stadium in Soweto, but there was no danger of them suffering an unwanted hat-trick.

A penalty try and JJ Engelbrecht's effort, plus 16 points from Morne Steyn put the hosts 26-6 in front at half-time and then Adriaan Strauss, Willem Alberts, Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez, Bryan Habana, Duane Vermeulen and Bismarck du Plessis all crossed after the interval, with Steyn adding another six conversions

Felipe Contepomi scored all of Argentina's points, converting his own try and adding two penalties.

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