The Pumas came to the match with France knowing that it was key to the team’s development in Group C, where England are also shaping up as a great candidate in the area, and even to fight for the title. Therefore, it is believed that the winner of this match will have one foot inside the quarter-finals and it was FranceArgentina started well in attack but had problems in the last 10 meters, as throughout the game. Nico Sánchez, however, pufo opened the match with a penalty, but from there it was all of the Gauls, with an intractable Gael Fickou, who defined the first try of the match and within a few minutes was key in another Dupont, both converted by a precise Ntamack.
Ntamack, key with the foot for France. Photo: Twitter @rugbyworldcup
The young 20-year-old opening also flourished with a penalty in the close of the first half for the 20th to 3rd final, which made clear the problems of defending Los Pumas in open balls and errors to sentence the plays in attack , which ended in penalties against. In the second half, the attitude changed. In just one minute of play, he had a decisive line that was supported by Guido Petti and converted by Sanchez for the 20-10 partial and at 13 Moyano appeared, after another ball from the side for the second try and the chance to take a shot , even though the Argentine openness could not convert.
Argentina managed to reverse a 17-point lead against it in the second half start. Photo: Rugby World Cup
With a counterattack initiated by the young Cordoba Santiago Carreras, the team forced a new violation and Urdapilleta (had entered minutes earlier) put the match 20-18, with 20 minutes to go to an open finish in Tokyo. With 12 to play, a new penalty forced by Petti allowed Argentina to get 21-20, again at the opening feet entered. However, in the middle exit, France regained a very important ball and with a drop from Camille Lopez regained the lead and added for the first time in the second half. After a wrong penalty from Ntamack, Argentina had its chance in the last with a Bofelli penalty, but its shot went wide and there was no time for more. In this note: