There was activity of South American teams in Argentina, England and Italy, in fifteen and sevens, male and female
Argentine double triumph
Pumas started the international window with a labored win over Italy by 30-24, in Santa Fe.
In a typical match against Italy, a team that always complicated by their style of play, the Pumas managed to undermine the goal Azzurri twice by Manuel Montero in the first stage and Matthias Moroni in the second, while the visit also he scored twice.
Nicolas Sanchez was very precise in his kicks at goal and contribution of twenty points (six penalties and a conversion) proved crucial.
Much noisier was the celebration of the Under 20 team participating in the U20 World Rugby Championship. He defeated South Africa 19-13 and so told the triumph World Rugby:
Again, the Argentine celebration was irrepressible. This time it was the celebration of the first victory against South Africa in the history of the U20 Championship history.
The opening Sunday Miotti kicked 14 points, capitalizing errors discipline of South Africans in the AJ Bell Stadium and win over Japan on Wednesday would put the Pumitas in the semifinal for the second time in history. Players before, in 2012, they are today the basis of the Pumas.
It was a very physical game, with more tackles you tries, to the point that we had to wait 40 minutes for the first.
It seemed that both teams break tied at six points would – two penalties each of the openings Curwin Bosch and Miotti, but the yellow card to scrumhalf James Hall for a dangerous tackle would be of great importance to the development of the meeting.
Malanos Thomas’s try came thanks to a planned move from a lineout attack weapon used by the Pumas in RWC 2015. Miotti added the conversion and added his first penalty in the second half, from almost midfield to stretch the lead . There was a scare with the TMO confirming that the wing Mosolwa Mafuma had not supported properly.
Argentina coach Nicolas Fernandez Lobbe said: “I am very happy with the guys played, it was like we planned. We had had problems with the set pieces against France and now improved. Passion is everything to Argentina and that was the difference today. Our goal remains the same, win or lose. I always tell the kids to play with confidence and play with the ball. That to me is rugby. “
The Brazilian team lost the final of the Rome 7s by 17-7 against the second team in South Africa. The whole of Brazil, who will play in the return of rugby to the Olympics was not the only team in our region in the Roman capital since there came Chile to compete in the same tournament and women in Venezuela.
Both Chile and Venezuela will compete in their final qualifiers in search playoffs last place in Rio 2016.
Orchids fell off the Olympic classified Kenya by 45-0, defeated Italy 19-10 on Friday and Saturday they lost to South Africa by 36-0 but then rebounded with a win over local combo spinose 7 by 27-7 .
Side of men, Brazil began Friday with Tunisia win 26-0, the combined DM 40-0 3/4 but fell by two points to Rome Seven 7 Kings of Rome, 14-12.
With the two wins they qualified for the quarter-finals where they beat Chile 12-7 and did the same with France 14-5 in the semifinals. He did not reach the final, but it was a good tournament for the team “Bird” Romagnoli.
Chile failed to qualify to the quarterfinals thanks to their victory against Italy 12-5, to Sementase Korea 14-12 and 26-19.
The group led by Edmundo Olfos fell with Brazil, but still way to Monaco where they will play the Olympic qualifiers with Uruguay while Venezuelan wait two weekends to play in Dublin his Olympic chance with Argentina, the other regional representative.