30 October 2015
Olympic Stadium, London
World Cup 3'rd place playoff
South Africa
24
Argentina
13
Captain: Victor Matfield Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Coach: Heyneke Meyer Attendance: 55925
Team:
Combined caps: 835 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropTendai MtawariraSharks3074 
HookerBismarck du PlessisSharks3178 
Tight-head PropFrans MalherbeWP2411 
LockEben EtzebethWP24431 try
Lock (C)Victor MatfieldBlue Bulls38126 
FlankFrancois LouwBath3042 
FlankSchalk (jnr) BurgerSuntory3285 
EighthmanDuane VermeulenWP2934 
ScrumhalfRuan PienaarUlster3187 
FlyhalfHandre PollardBlue Bulls21191 conversion, 4 penalties
Left WingBryan HabanaToulon32116 
Inside CentreDamian de AllendeWP2312 
Outside CentreJesse KrielBlue Bulls2110 
Right WingJP PietersenPanasonic29651 try
Full BackWillie le RouxCheetahs2633 
ReserveTrevor NyakaneBlue Bulls2622 
ReserveAdriaan StraussBlue Bulls2953 
ReserveWillem AlbertsSharks3137 
ReserveJannie du PlessisSharks3269 
ReserveLood de JagerCheetahs2218 
ReservePat LambieSharks2549 
ReserveJan SerfonteinBlue Bulls2225 
ReserveRudy PaigeBlue Bulls261 
Argentina: 1 try, 1 conversion, 1 penalty, 1 dropgoal

Match pictures:

Team for the Bronze-medal match against Argentina:

Back: JP Pietersen, Francois Louw, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss.

Middle: Rudy Paige, Pat Lambie, Jesse Kriel, Frans Malherbe, Damian de Allende, Handré Pollard, Tendai Mtawarira, Jan Serfontein, Willie le Roux, Trevor Nyakane.

Front: Ricardo Loubscher (asst coach), Bryan Habana, Johann van Graan (asst coach), Victor Matfield (captain), Heyneke Meyer (coach), Schalk Burger (vice-captain), Ian Schwartz (team manager), Ruan Pienaar, John McFarland (asst coach).