Friday, May 4, 2012

RWC 1999 - Agustín Pichot Try vs Japan

Pichot scores vs Japan, RWC 1999
Last year was a big year for former Pumas scrumhalf and captain, Agustín Pichot. He was honored by both the IRB and global rugby fans with two distinctive awards. The IRB awarded him with the honor of inducting him into the IRB Hall of Fame while the global rugby audience voted him in as the best scrumhalf in the history of the Rugby World Cup. Since then he has gone on to play a major part in getting Argentina into The Rugby Championship and is the UAR´s representative to the IRB. He is also leading what is going to be an official bid for Argentina to host Rugby World Cup 2023.

While Pichot is best remembered well for his role in leading Argentina to the Bronze Medal in France 2007, that World Cup was his fourth and he had emerged from being largely unknown to be a star performer at Rugby World Cup 1999, playing a big role in his country´s wins over Samoa, Japan and Ireland. His try vs Japan was the highlight of the match and Pichot went on to score a good scrumhalves try vs France in the Quarter Final. Argentina won the match 33-12 vs Japan in Cardiff´s Millenium Stadium six days after defeating Samoa 32-16 in Llanelli. The quality of the video is not the greatest but it is the best avaliable.

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