Red Springboks stretch winning run to five matches

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South Africa’s flanker Siya Kolisi (L-back) celebrates with teammtes flanker Jaco Kriel (2-L) centre Jesse Kriel (C) and wing Courtnall Skosan after scoring a try against Argentina’s Los Pumas during their Rugby Championship match in Argentina on 26 August 2017 - AFP

AFP: South Africa celebrated wearing a red outfit for the first time by defeating Argentina 41-23 in the Rugby Championship in Salta Saturday and stretching a winning run to five matches.

The change from the traditional green and gold or second-choice white was to celebrate 25 years of rugby unity in a country where the sport was run on racial lines during apartheid.

All the national flag colours - black, blue, green, red, white and yellow - have been used either in playing or training kit this season.

Victory took South Africa to the top of the standings after two rounds, ahead of arch rivals New Zealand on points difference.

The Springboks led 17-10 at half-time in a match of four yellow cards and a red for Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini on the hour.