The Pumas, at a high level and with improvements in their game, beat Italy
The Pumas disputed the first of the matches in Europe with a victory against Italy. Photo: @LosPumas

The Argentine rugby team, The Pumas, categorically surpassed Italy by 37 a 16 in a test match played in the city of Treviso, to leave behind an adverse streak of seven consecutive defeats.

The match played at the Stadio Comunale Di Mongo, (partial 17-6) in Treviso is the second for Los Pumas on their tour of Europe, which will end on Sunday, November 21, facing Ireland in Dublin.

The goals of Argentina came by tries of Marcos Kremer, Juan Martín González, Matías Moroni, Santiago Cordero and Facundo Bosch, three conversions and a penalty of Emiliano Boffelli and a criminal of the admitted Nicolas Sanchez.

For the local Stephen Varney scored the only try and Paolo Garbisi added a conversion and three penalties

The Pumas they cut their adverse streak with a resounding triumph based on the possession of the ball, the dominance of the fixed formations and the forcefulness to score five tries.

From the beginning, the Argentine team dominated the actions and after two shipments with the foot of fullback Emiliano Boffelli, Marcos Kremer and Juan Martín González supported the first two tries.

The solid defense and the handling of the tactical game with the feet were the determining factors to take the actions to the opposite field and reach a favorable partial of 17-6 with two conversions and a penalty from Boffelli. Meanwhile, Italy discounted with two penalties won by Paolo Garbisi.

At the beginning of the second half, Matías Moroni lengthened differences with another try after receiving a pass from Pablo Matera, a conquest that was converted by Boffelli.

Then, the Pumas gave the game to Italy who managed to score their only try through Stephen Varney when they broke off an advance of their forwards.

The Pumas regained control of the actions and Santiago Cordero, in a counterattack, supported the fourth try that practically sealed the victory, which was rounded off by the entered Nicolás Sánchez with a new penalty and Facundo Bosch with another try after breaking off a maul.

On balance, the Argentine team achieved a categorical victory by taking advantage of the opportunities that were presented to them. The forcefulness was the positive point of his game.

The Argentine team managed to cut a negative streak of seven consecutive lost games Foto LosPumas

The Argentine team managed to cut a negative streak of seven consecutive lost games. Photo: @LosPumas
On the other hand, the Albiceleste team lacked precision in handling the ball with their hands and it will be one of the aspects to improve for the next match against Ireland, a rival far superior to Italy.

On an individual level, backs Mateo Carreras and Santiago Cordero, captain Julián Montoya and forwards Marcos Kremer and Pablo Matera stood out.

The Pumas in their debut lost against France, by 29 to 20, last Saturday at the Stade France in Saint Denis on the outskirts of Paris, and the tour will have as its last stop the test on Sunday, November 21 with Ireland, in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Those selected from Argentina and Italy were measured 24 times, Los Pumas won 18 times, lost five and a draw was recorded.


Italy: Matteo Minozzi; Edoardo Padovani, Brex, Luca Morisi y Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garisi and Stephen Varney; Giovanni Licata, Michele Lamaro and Sebastián Negri; Davis Sisi y Niccolo Cannone; Marco Riccioni, Gianmarco Lucchesi y Nemer. Entrenador: Kieran Crowley

Entered: Luca Bigi, Danilo Fischetti, Pietro Ceccarelli, Marco Fuser, Federico Ruzza, Giovanni Pettinelli, Alessandro Fusco and Federico Mori.

Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli; Santiago Cordero, Matías Moroni, Jerónimo de la Fuente and Mateo Carreras; Santiago Carreras and Tomás Cubelli; Facundo Isa, Juan Martín González and Pablo Matera; Tomás Lavanini and Marcos Kremer; Francisco Gómez Kodela, Julián Montoya (captain) and Thomas Gallo. Coach: Mario Ledesma

They entered: Facundo Bosch, Ignacio Calles, Santiago Medrano, Lucas Paulos, Santiago Grondona, Gonzalo Bertranou, Nicolás Sánchez and Lucio Cinti.

So many in the first half: 8 ‘try Kremer converted by Boffelli , 14 ‘penalty Boffelli (A), 27’ try González converted by Boffelli , 31 ‘Paolo Garbisi penalty (I) and 40’ Garbisi penalty (I). Partial result: Italy 6- Argentina 17.

So many in the second half: 1 ‘try Moroni converted by Boffelli , 7 ‘try Varney converted by Garbisi (I), 10’ penalty Garbisi (I), 14 ‘try Cordero (A), 23’ penalty Sánchez (A), 35 ‘try Bosch . Final result: Italy 16- Argentina 37

Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Estadio: Municipal Stadium of Mongo (Treviso).

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