The Argentine rugby team, Los Pumas, suffered a categorical defeat 53-7 against Ireland, within the framework of the last stop on his tour of Europe, with a balance of two stumbles and a victory.
The match played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin ended with a 24-7 favorable partial for Ireland and thus closed the journey of the Albiceleste team in the international tour of the November window.
Argentina scored a single try won by Mateo Carreras, which was converted by Emiliano Boffelli. Meanwhile, Ireland scored seven tries through Josh Van der Flier (2), Andrew Porter, Caelan Doris, Dan Sheenan Cian Healy and Tadhg Beirne. Meanwhile, Jeoy Carbery had two penalties and six conversions.
The Irish team, who had just beaten the New Zealand All Blacks in a friendly preparation, exhibited a forceful game and dominated at will. He also gave Los Pumas the biggest difference of so many in duels with each other.
The tackle, the dominance in the fixed formations and the forcefulness of the Irish enlarged – once again – the differences between Mario Ledesma’s team and the high-level rivals that exist in the discipline.
At the beginning of the match, in the only Argentine advance, Mateo Carreras scored the try, after receiving a pass from Santiago Grondona, in an attack play. Subsequently, Ireland came to dominate and emerged as the protagonist, with a clear dominance in the line and scrum. The tries were arriving almost by decantation through Van der Flier, Porter and Doris, all converted by Carbery, who also added a penalty.
From the other side, Boffelli himself wasted two accessible penalties that would have allowed the figures to be reduced. But everything would have been a mirage.
In addition, the beating was even greater because the Irish did not slacken. The tries of Van der Flier, Sheenan, Healy and Beirne only reflected that enormous superiority in the game.
Another of the negative factors of Los Pumas was the indiscipline throughout the tour. The third row Pablo Matera received a warning, while the second, Tomás Lavanini, was sent off for a dangerous blow to an opponent. In the Argentine team only Grondona stood out, who fought in the maul duel.
The selected Albiceleste opened the international season in Europe last June in which he added two wins against Romania (24-17) and Wales (33-11), as well as a draw against “Dragon” (20-20). The Pumas in their participation in the Rugby Championship tournament lost the six matches they played against the selected New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, without scoring points.
Finally, on the second tour of Europe they fell to France by (20-29), in their second presentation they defeated Italy (37-16) and closed their journey with Ireland (7-53).
Those selected from Argentina and Ireland faced each other 19 times, Los Pumas won six times – three in the World Cup – and the “Trebol” team did so 13 times. With this meeting, the contract of coach Ledesma ended, who will have to wait for the decision of the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) on his continuity at the head of the team.