The Pumas could not with Wales, the historic triumph of Italy and the badge of France

In a discreet match, the Argentine rugby team fell this Saturday against Wales by 20 to 13, in its second presentation corresponding to the international window.

The Pumas had just beaten England last week, although this time against XV Dragon they did not have the same flight and after a good first 20 minutes, everything was from the local team.

The best of Argentina was seen in the first 20 minutes, when they had control of the ball and territory, to propose and take out some infractions against the rival that Emiliano Boffelli managed with success to the sticks (6-0).

Wales, in need of a makeover after suffering at the All Blacks, made the commitment and took advantage of their physical game. He dominated with his pack and reached his first try via maul (Taulupe Faletau), to climb the scoreboard and go on to win 10-7 at 36m after a penalty converted by Gareth Anscombe (he contributed the previous conversion).

Argentina made some mistakes and even showed an excess of confidence in some passages, such as Juan Cruz Mallía’s failure in the albiceleste field: he captured the ball after a kick from Tomos Williams alone, but when he went to kick he did not notice the arrival of the “9 “red and hit him despite the rival’s jump. The ball bounced off Williams and went straight towards the Argentine ingoal, the try being served to the Welsh scrum half.

At 62m, another penalty for the local that Rhys Priestland converted to increase the figures to 20-6. Seven minutes after that play, Argentina reached the try with a good line and maul play that Nahuel Tetaz Chaparrom defined, to make it 20-13 with which the end was sealed.

After today’s commitment, the albiceleste cast will end the international season next Saturday 19 against Scotland, a match that starts at 12.15 at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.


This is how the teams were raised for the start of the match:

Wales: Gareth Thomas, Ken Owens and Lewis; Will Rowlands and Adam Beard; Lydiate, Justin Tipuric (captain) and Taulupe Faletau; Tomes Williams and Anscombe; Rio Dyer, Nick Tompkins, George North and Cuthbert; Louis Rees-Zammit. Coach Wayne Pivac.

Argentina: Juan Cruz Mallia; Mateo Carreras, Matías Moroni, Jerónimo de la Fuente and Emiliano Boffelli; Santiago Carreras and Gonzalo Bertranou; Pablo Matera (captain) Marcos Kremer and Juan Martín González; Tomás Lavanini and Matías Alemanno; Francisco Gómez Kodela, Agustín Creevy and Thomas Gallo. Coach: Michael Cheika.

France, unstoppable

In addition to Wales-Argentina, other international friendlies were played this Saturday.

The European autumn window closes tomorrow with Romania-Uruguay (8.20, by Star+) and then with Scotland-New Zealand (10.05, by Star+).

This evening France added its thirteenth consecutive victory by beating world champion South Africa 30-26 in Marseille.

The French XV, as had already happened against Australia last Saturday (30-29), won it with a sprint in the last 20 minutes: from losing 23-19 at 56m. he got up with a penalty from Thomas Ramos (59m.), then with a try from Sipili Falatea he went ahead 27-26 at 74m. and finally Ramos contributed another penalty at 79m. for the final score.

But the surprise of the day was Italy’s victory against Australia by 28-27 in Florence, a historic triumph for the Azzurra as they beat the Wallabies for the first time.

In this video, the best of the match between Italians and Australians:

On the other hand, at the beginning of the day, Ireland scored a resounding victory against Fiji by 35 to 17 in Dublin, where the locals got five tries.

The following is the party compact:

For its part, England got even for the defeat suffered against Los Pumas (30-29) and thrashed Japan 52-13 (7 tries).

The match was played at Twickenham in front of 81,087 people, who were excited for the game against New Zealand next weekend.

Due to rights issues, the images of this compact were not released.

The Pumas could not with Wales, the historic triumph of Italy and the badge of France