Argentina’s rugby team, Los Pumas, beat Italy by 37 to 16 on Saturday, in a test match played in the city of Treviso that ended an adverse streak of seven consecutive defeats.
The match played in the Stadio Comunale Di Mongo, which finished 17 to 6 for Los Pumas at the end of the first half, was the second presentation in the tour of Europe that will end on Sunday, November 21 against Ireland.
Argentina’s goals came from tries by Marcos Kremer, Juan Martín González, Matías Moroni, Santiago Cordero and Facundo Bosch, Emiliano Boffelli contributed three conversions and a penalty, while the entered Nicolás Sánchez scored a penalty. For the local Stephen Varney scored the only try, and Paolo Garbisi added a conversion and three penalties.
The Pumas managed to put an end to what seemed like an endless negative streak, with the success achieved against Italy in a resounding way, because the team was superior in the possession of the ball and in the fixed formations.
Consequently, the Argentine team scored four tries that give them confidence for the end of the European tour that will have as its last stop the test on Sunday, November 21 with Ireland, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Italy: Matteo Minozzi; Edoardo Padovani, Brex, Luca Morisi and Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garisi and Stephen Varney; Giovanni Licata, Michele Lamaro and Sebastián Negri; Davis Sisi and Niccolo Cannone; Marco Riccioni, Gianmarco Lucchesi and Nemer. Coach: Kieran Crowley
They 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.
First time: 8 ‘Kremer try converted by Boffelli (A), 14’ Boffelli penalty (A), 27 ‘Gonzalez try converted by Boffelli (A), 31’ Paolo Garbisi penalty (I) and 40 ‘Garbisi penalty (I). Partial result: Italy 6- Argentina 17.
Second time: 1 ‘Moroni try converted by Boffelli (A), 7’ Varney try converted by Garbisi (I), 10 ‘Garbisi penalty (I), 14’ Cordero (A) try, 23 ‘Sánchez (A) penalty, 35’ Bosch try (TO). Final result: Italy 16- Argentina 37
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
Stadium: Stadio Comunale Di Mongo (Treviso).