Argentina feat at Twickenham against England

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Argentina feat at Twickenham against England

Sunday afternoon at Twickenham, the XV of the Rose fell to the Pumas. And this Argentine feat will put English rugby in trouble, or even perhaps the crisis. Accustomed to the tough games of the Rugby Championship in the southern hemisphere, the Argentinians did not flinch in the face of the physical commitment imposed from the start by the dominating English pack (70% possession of the ball and territorial occupation in the first period ) and won 30-29. Their defense was perfect, except on the movement which sent, in first intention behind a scrum, the overpowered winger Joe Cokanasiga (25th) on trial.

Taking advantage of England’s indiscipline, the very precise Argentinian striker Emiliano Boffelli added four penalty goals to keep his team in contact. Indeed, while they had produced almost the entire game, the English only led 16-12 at the break. And as soon as the restart, they conceded two tries by the inevitable Boffelli (47th), real man of the match, after a clear combination in first hand, then against by the opener Santiago Carreras (51st). Owen Farrell made his boot speak (61st, 67th) and the scrum-half replacing Van Poortvliet spun alone on trial (55th). But with two new goals from Boffelli (64th, 71st), Argentina were able to preserve their narrow lead and sign a historic victory after sixteen years of failure at Twickenham.

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