RWC Game 30: ARG vs. USA

In the first absolute dead rubber of the tournament Argentina brought in the young guns in preparation for the NEXT World Cup.

The opening 20 minutes were scoreless and reasonably even, with only the one disallowed try for obstruction. From there the game opened up, 19 – 5 at half time in favour of Argentina.

Some fancy footwork from Argentinians from behind their goal line almost lead to the try of the tournament. Alas, they didn’t score so it’ll be lost in the depth of a replay no one will ever watch. 43rd minute if you want to see it before it’s gone forever.

Los Pumas scored a number of classic tries in true South American style. USA built of a solid rolling maul offloading to the biggest Inside centre I’ve seen in a long time for a try near the posts in the 59th minute.

Los Pumas retaliated 10 minutes later, but it was the USA who had the last say in the match, scoring during injury time. A good end to a tough World Cup for both nations.

Final Score Argentina 47 – USA 17

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