Flyhalf Pollard and hooker Marx were surprise omissions from coach Rassie Erasmus’s starting side last week against Australia, which the Wallabies won 23-18 in Brisbane.
Argentina ran out of gas after leading 14-10 at half-time as they suffered a 23rd loss in 29 Tests since the 2015 World Cup, going down 34-21 to the South Africans in Durban.
The Springboks have already gone some way to banishing the memories of their barren years since the last World Cup under coach Allister Coetzee.
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