Rugby: Ireland defeated Argentina in Dublin
Ireland, November 24, 2012
After the effort made in the Rugby Championship contest against the three best teams in the world (New Zealand, Australia and South Africa), the Pumas wanted to close the year with good results on their European tour against Wales, France and Ireland. It was victory against Wales and defeats against France and Ireland. Today was 46-24 for the hosts in Dublin. Thus, Argentina never won in eight performances in Britain.
In just 32 minutes Ireland achieved an important distance. The home support four tries in the first half, signal of failures in Argentine defense. Pumas were only able to break the zero through Nico Sanchez, who scored three penalties in the first half and one in the second.
The Irish superiority was less noticeable in the second half, but each advance, Los Pumas suffered. In just seven minutes, a penalty from Sexton and finally sank two more tries ended with Phelan’s team. Finally, when it was two minutes, Tomas Leonardi did support the first try for the Pumas and the last, Cork took a gift from Ireland and sentenced the outcome.
It will be time to balance Phelan and his coaching staff after a busy year. Looking ahead to what’s coming, and with a significant turnover on the roster, Argentina will focus on preparing for next year’s Rugby Championship.