Boks beat Pumas for bronze

11:33 am on 31 October 2015

South Africa have beaten Argentina 24-13 to win the Rugby World Cup's bronze medal match at London's Olympic Stadium.

Check out how the match unfolded here

South Africa's Victor Matfield with referee John Lacey ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Springbok lock Victor Matfield with referee John Lacey during the RWC bronze medal match Photo: Photosport

The Pumas were nearly kept tryless for the second straight playoff match, before replacement Juan Pablo Orlandi crashed over with the final play of the game.

The Springboks wing JP Pietersen opened the scoring early on in the right corner and they led 16-3 at half-time, before lock Eben Etsebeth added the Boks' second try in the left corner.

Pumas openside flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe played his final Test match in the fixture, as did South African wing Bryan Habana and lock Victor Matfield - the oldest Springbok ever at 38.

South African great Bryan Habana in his last-ever Test in the 2015 Rugby World Cup bronze final, Olympic Stadium, London 30/10/2015
South Africa vs Argentina
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South African great Bryan Habana in his last-ever Test in the 2015 RWC bronze final Photo: Photosport

Habana needed just one try to overtake Jonah Lomu's all-time World Cup record at the tournament.

Their team-mates Schalk Burger and Fourie du Preez are expected to retire from international rugby now too.

South Africa's Schalk Burger is tackled by Matias Moroni of Argentina ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

South Africa's Schalk Burger is tackled by Matias Moroni of Argentina Photo: Photosport