The Pumas they could not against Australia for the fifth date of the Rugby Championship 2021. The Argentine team fell to the Australian cast 27-8 in a match that they could never overcome. The match was played at the Queensland Country Bank Studium in the city of Townsville, in the oceanic country.
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After four minutes of play came the first lead for the Wallabies. The first try of the match for the Australians through Reece Hodge, converted by Quade Cooper.
At 18 minutes Australia extended the score once more, with a try from Samu Crayfish converted by Quade Cooper put the partial 14-0.
But two minutes later the first points for Los Pumas. The Argentine team discounted with a penalty of Emiliano Boffelli.
But at 31 in the first half, the wallabies added again, this time again with a penalty of Quade Cooper for the 17-3 partial.
Minutes before the end of the first half there was an emotional moment in the stadium, it is that a newcomer entered the Argentine team. Rodrigo Martínez player of Tordos Rugby Club de Mendoza became Puma 876 of history.
The Pumas came out in the second half ready to reverse the situation. Four minutes after the complement line, maul, and finally try of the Argentine team. The author was the captain, Julian Montoya.
At 51 minutes of the complement another debut was given. Matthew Carreras, the tucumano from Tarcos Rugby Club, transformed into Puma number 877 in the history of Argentine rugby.
But Los Pumas, however, did not find the direction of the game, at 59 came an advantage for the Australians again. James O’Connor Penal for wallabies to widen the difference to 20-8.
At 66 came a new debut in the match. Joaquín Oviedo, the Cordovan trained in Cordoba Athletic is Puma number 878 in history.
At 68 came the first try of the wallabies in the complement, through wing Andrew Kellaway, converted by James O’Connor, to seal what would be the final result 27-8.
The Pumas occupy the last place of the classification of Rugby Champioship unitless, below New Zealand (24) -six-time tournament winners-, Australia (13) and South Africa (11).
The Wallabies they add two wins and two losses: they lost both matches with the powerful All Blacks (22-27 and 21-38) and they beat South Africa in both matches (30-17 and 28-26). In the Three Nations tournament, played the previous season, the selected teams from Australia and Argentina tied their two games (16-16 and 15-15).
The last triumph of Los Pumas against the Wallabies was in the Championship 2018 by 23-19 in the city of Gold Coast. On the next and last date, the rival will be the same next Saturday at 4:05 in the morning.
New Zealand champion
On the first shift, New Zealand won the Rugby Championship this Saturday thanks to its victory against South Africa (19-17), in the duel they played in Townsville (Australia), being their fifth win in as many matches in the tournament.
The “All Blacks” beat the South African world champions after a tight match, the hundredth meeting between the two teams, thanks to a penalty from Jordie Barrett at the end, which offered New Zealand the second consecutive title in the tournament.
Four penalties by Barrett, the last and final in minute 78, helped the victory of the All Blacks, who also scored a try, through Will Jordan, at the beginning of the match (minute 2), which Barrett himself converted.