RWC: Argentina v USA (Pool C)



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    Juan Manuel Leguizamon will make his first start of Rugby World Cup 2019 in an Argentina team that shows nine changes from the XV that started the defeat against England on Saturday.
    
    It will be the 15th RWC appearance for the 36-year-old back-row forward in his fourth tournament, while veteran fly-half Nicolas Sanchez returns at No.10 having been left out of the match-day 23 against England.
    
    With Argentina unable to qualify for the quarter-finals, overall the team has an inexperienced feel. "There are 16 boys that made their World Cup debut this year and they are going to get a lot of learning from this experience," said coach Mario Ledesma.
    
    Among those included are 22-year-old wing Bautista Delguy, prop Santiago Medrano and full-back Juan Cruz Mallia, both 23. 
    
    Matais Alemanno comes into the second row after Tomas Lavanini was sent off against England.
    

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    https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/504246



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    Young scrum-half Ruben de Haas will make his first start for the USA after impressing as a replacement against England and France. 
    
    Twenty-year-old De Haas, who replaces Shaun Davies, is one of three changes USA coach Gary Gold has made to his team for the Pool C match against Argentina in Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Wednesday, 9 October.
    
    Second-row Greg Peterson and centre Paul Lasike will also start against the Pumas, replacing Nick Civetta and Martin Iosefo respectively. Iosefo drops to the bench with Davies and Civetta out of the matchday 23.
    
    Argentina cannot progress to the knockout stage following defeats by France and England. USA are seeking their first win at the Rugby World Cup since a 13-6 victory over Russia in 2011. The Eagles only other RWC wins came against Japan in 1987 and 2003.
    

    https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/504202



  • Argies will no doubt be very disappointed not being able to get out of thier pool!

    Quips about playing too many friendlies just dont have the same appeal they used to.

    Looks like 1987, 2003 and now 2019 will be th eonly years they have failed ot get out of thier pool.



  • @taniwharugby said in RWC: Argentina v USA (Pool C):

    Argies will no doubt be very disappointed not being able to get out of thier pool!

    Quips about playing too many friendlies just dont have the same appeal they used to.

    Looks like 1987, 2003 and now 2019 will be th eonly years they have failed ot get out of thier pool.

    Biggest dissapointment of the rugby WC so far



  • @taniwharugby @JK

    They stuffed up their prep massively apparently. Stayed in Oz to train after RC (which is an insane amount of time away), couldn't get fields to train on, wasted time playing against Randwick.

    Not making excuses, I agree they were the biggest disappointment, but that's some very poor planning!



  • One team had to miss out from Pool C. Based on the rankings that was always likely to be Argentina.



  • @Bovidae still doesnt change that they have been hugely disappointing, I'd say the Jaguares being run into the ground probably a factor.



  • @Bovidae said in RWC: Argentina v USA (Pool C):

    One team had to miss out from Pool C. Based on the rankings that was always likely to be Argentina.

    Those same rankings that had Wales and Ireland on top over the last month...😧

    I really expected them to beat France, they should be disappointed



  • @voodoo I had them to beat France too...dont forget the rankings that had Japan at whatever they were when they beat world #2 Ireland 🙂



  • Just that kick by Bofelli



  • @booboo said in RWC: Argentina v USA (Pool C):

    Just that kick by Bofelli

    And the missed offside by Picamoles.



  • @taniwharugby said in RWC: Argentina v USA (Pool C):

    Argies will no doubt be very disappointed not being able to get out of thier pool!

    Quips about playing too many friendlies just dont have the same appeal they used to.

    Looks like 1987, 2003 and now 2019 will be th eonly years they have failed ot get out of thier pool.

    Every 16 years...



  • Try Argentina disallowed. Matera held back Lamborn, preventing him from tackling the "try scorer". He also seemed to drop the ball.

    12 minutes played and still no score.



  • Great try from Sanchez!



  • Now a try to Tuculet. Costly mistake from the USA defender (Te'o).

    14 - 0 Arg after 25 minutes



  • After a slow start, the Pumas are on a roll! Tuculet scores his second.

    19 - 0 Argentina after 35 minutes.



  • Haha, I jinxed the Argies. Try to USA captain Scully from a grubber from MacGinty. The 2nd USA try of the tournament.



  • HT: ARG 19 - 5 USA



  • 15 minutes into the 2nd half and it's already 33 - 5 to the Pumas.

    Before the tournament, I thought the USA had improved quite a bit, but now I'm not so sure. Sunday's game against Tonga may provide the final answe. Based on what I've seen thus far, I expect Tonga beat them easily.



  • And ... another try. Now De la Fuente dots down. 40 - 5 Pumas


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