Friday, January 13, 2012

Americas players in Europe: video summary (6-8 January)

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(Patricio Albacete got a good hour of play for Toulouse as part of a dominant pack in his first match back from an injury, here he is rampaging up the field)

(Juan Imhoff was sensational for Racing-Métro against Perpignan, he cut through the Catalan defence and scored a try which should have won his side the match, his performance was widely praised amongst the French media, for more details and a more in depth look at his performance see: Juan Imhoff magic performance against Perpignan)

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(Felipe Contepomi played a part in a fantastic team try by Stade Français, giving the final pass in a move which Julien Arias scored from. The try was slightly fortunate to be not be ruled as a double movement, but such an awesome play deserved a try)

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(The try of Pierre Rabadan was set up by classic Felipe Contepomi skill, brushing off defenders before giving a final pass to Rabadan to score. At 34, Contepomi seems to have found new life in his career with Stade after a miserable spell at Toulon)

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(Martín Bustos Moyano had a perfect day with the boot against Brive including several very difficult kicks, his goal kicking was key to Montpellier's victory and what kept Brive out of the match, Argentina had the worst goal kicking success of any nation at the World Cup and it cost them the England match with that in mind, should Bustos Moyano be preferred ahead of Agulla or Camacho at wing because of his goal kicking? Leave your opinion below.)

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(It wasn't a match that particularly suited him, but Lucas González Amorosino did all that was asked of him, here he is executing a simple pass which draws the man and that Yoan Audrin finished off)

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(Meanwhile, he may have had little impact at scrum time, but Pablo Henn did manage to get Georgian tighthead Giorgi Jgenti sin binned after a fight with him)

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(Former Argentine prop Martín Scelzo has declined over the past 18 months, he suffered at scrum time against another veteran Sylvain Marconnet Biarritz pack which included Francisco Gómez Kodela starting at tigthead)

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(Marcelo Bosch calmly slotted a drop goal for Biarritz who could have perhaps played a couple more phases in attack considering they had quick ball, but that's the way the Basque side play)

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