Friday, June 8, 2012

Argentina defeat Australia in Junior World Championship

The next generation of Pumas players is giving Argentine rugby fans plenty to cheer about and fans from opposition sides plenty to worry about as four days after defeating France 18-15 in the IRB Junior World Championship, Los Pumitas have gone one better by defeating Australia 15-3 today to go top of Pool C as the only undefeated side in the group after two matches. The group´ other match saw a classic with France defeating Scotland 30-29 to set up a do-or-die clash vs Australia in the third and final round of group play. It will be played on Tuesday while Argentina are now favorites to top the group with Los Pumitas´ match vs Scotland expected to see the South Americans come out victorious. 

In defeating the Australians, Argentina again showed tremendous work to keep the opposition tryless just like the South Americans managed vs France. Remarkably, Australia had two-thirds of the possesion yet were unable to score a try. Argentina scored two tries, one in each half with right winger, Felipe Nougués scoring an intercept try in the firsthalf which flyhalf and captain, Sebastián Poet converted. Poet also kicked a penalty goal for the South Americans. In the secondhalf backrower Pablo Matera completed the win with five minutes remaining  in the match as he scored the games other try. It was a well worked try after the Pumitas had dominated an Australian scrum and then kicked through for Matera to chase and beat the Australians to the ball. Kyle Godwin scored Australia´ points with a first half penalty.

1 comment:

  1. Historic, Paul, Historic....I'm sorry for NZ also, but are much way to go in the Junior W.C. Regards.