Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rugby Championship: Manuel Montero's impressive try v Australia

Créditos: Prensa UAR
Twenty-two year old Puma Manuel Montero underlined his future potential with a superb try against Australia earlier today. The Argentine left winger got passed three attempted Wallaby tackles to score a first half try which gave the South Americans the lead. The try came from a turn-over with former captain Juan Fernández Lobbe popping the ball out of a ruck and prop Marcos Ayerza feeding Martín Landajo who attracted two defenders, including Montero's opposite Peter Betham, before passing to Montero. From there the black panther ran sixty metres to score. Montero has been approached by Super Rugby side the Western Force to play for the Perth based franchise in 2015.


2 comments:

  1. Awesome stuff!!

    He's scored some other crackers too..

    Against France in 2012 (Cordoba)... The author of this blog already had a feature on this try, in which the video features.. Gotta love the Argy commentary!
    http://rugbyworldcup-argentina2023.blogspot.com/2014/09/retro-friday-manuel-montero-scores-to.html

    And against Ireland in 2014 (Resistencia)... The commentator certainly gets a clear answer to his question: "Is Montero going to show us why they're so excited about this kid?"...Lol...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_TlW1N598k

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  2. Hmmm... Seeing that matching winning try by Montero against France in 2012 made me feel rather nostalgic for the times when Argentina used to beat six of the nine founding unions (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Australia). Although it’s very frustrating they've only won 5 of their last 31 games since June 2012 (the year the joined the Rugby Championship)—especially given at least a dozen of those games were winnable!!--, hopefully the videos below can remind us of why the Pumas were included in the Championship in the first place... Here's hoping for future Pumas victories... Their rich history and the effort of their current players deserves much more than agonising close defeats...
    Here's a trip down memory lane, featuring the last win against each of those six foundation union teams…

    Wales v Pumas: November 2012, Cardiff. The 2nd time only Los Pumas beat Wales at home...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upvu6JEDa90

    Pumas v France: June 2012, Cordoba. At the time, it was Los Pumas' 5th consecutive home win against France...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GpGDW89914

    Scotland v Pumas: September 2011, Wellington. Lucas Amorosino’s amazing try puts Argentina in the semi-finals against the All Blacks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gGBcP_Fn6U

    Pumas v England: June 2009, Salta. After being thrashed in Manchester the week before, Los Pumas clicked into gear to beat the English for the fourth time in their history…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LTVdkOsYo

    Ireland v Pumas: September 2007, Paris. One of the Pumas tries, which helps Argentina beat the Irish for the third time in 2007 (after whitewashing them 2-0 in a home series). They finish top of their pool in the World Cup.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iPWHZA1R70

    Pumas v Wallabies: November 1997, Buenos Aires. Couldn’t find a video for this match, but the Pumas won 18-16, with both teams scoring 2 tries apiece.


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