Rugby Championship: Pumas lost to South Africa

The Cougars they lost today South Africa by 32 to 12 (21-9 partial) in a match of the first date of the Rugby Championship 2021 which was played at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, in the city of Porth Elizabeth. The Argentine team fell without mitigating against the world champions.

The tournament brings together the four major players selected from the Southern Hemisphere (New Zealand and Australia also participate. South Africa conquered the 2019 edition, the same year that it won the World Cup and did not play last year due to the coronavirus Reduced to triangular, the The 2020 edition was left in history for the first Argentine victory against the All Blacks. The contest had this Saturday the comfortable victory of New Zealand over Australia by 57 to 22.

Nicolás Sánchez was the figure in a selected one that could not score tries. Through his foot the twelve points of the Argentine team were achieved through four penalties. The South Africans reached the Argentine ingoal three times and also had a bonus point.

Due to the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Argentine team will be local in Australia against its three rivals. Prior to this meeting, in the July window, the Pumas played three test-matches, defeating Romania and Wales, and matching a match with the British team.

But in addition, the Pumas reach this commitment with four Olympic medalists (bronze) with the Pumas Seven in Tokyo 2020, such as Marcos Moneta, Ignacio Mendy, Santiago Mare and Lucio Cinti, although they were not in this first appointment but are part of the squad of 47 players called up by Ledesma. Next Saturday will be the rematch against the Springboks.

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