Sunday, May 20, 2012

Argentina 40-5 Uruguay

Los Pumas score vs Los Teros

Argentina has won its first test match of the year by defeating neighbours Uruguay by a scoreline of 40-5 at the CARR in Santiago del Chile earlier afternoon. The match was the first both both Los Pumas and Los Teros in the 2012 South American Championship, also known as the CONSUR A.Argentina won the contest by scoring six tries to one but have little time to celebrate as Argentina will take on Wednesday. Brazil are currently battling it out with the host nation of the 2012 event, Chile in the second of today´s two matches. The structure of the event is such that all four teams play their matches on the same days which means that Uruguay vs Chile will also be played on Wednesday. The match is likely to go far to determine who finished second in the tournament with Argentina likely to win its two remaining matches by bigger scores. 

Neither Argentina nor Uruguay were at full strength for their match today but Argentina were significantly depleted with no European professional players at all in the side. Former Toulon backrower, Leonardo Senatore was the only player to have played his rugby in Europe this season but he left to join Los Pampas XV for the teams final matches in the Vodacom Cup. Five of the six tries were scored by players from the Vodacom Cup with Ramiro Moyano scoring a double and a youngster who would very well make the senior Pumas squad, Manuel Montero, also getting a try. Uruguay´s try was scored by winger Santiago Arocena.

Upcoming Fixtures

Wednesday Argentina vs Brazil
Wednesday Chile vs Uruguay

Saturday Uruguay vs Brazil
Saturday Chile vs Argentina

Source: UARE

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