The Argentine rugby sevens team Puma 7splays this Sunday against Fiji in the final of the London tournament, in the last phase of the season, after beating Ireland this morning in the quarterfinals (28-14) and then Samoa (10-7) in the semifinals.
The Argentine team, led by Santiago Gomez Corahe prevailed early against the Irish side, with a convincing performance which was reflected in four tries (two from Agustín Fraga and the others from Germán Schulz and Mateo Graziano), as well as four conversions.
Subsequently, in the semifinals, the Albiceleste team, bronze medal at the last Tokyo 2020 Olympicshe had to fight intensely to overcome a seasoned Samoan side, which made victory difficult, especially when Los Pumas were left with one down on the pitch, due to the yellow card shown to Rodrigo Isgro.
The goals against the Oceania team (which won 7-5 at the end of the first period) were scored by Schulz and Santiago Álvarez, with two tries.
The Pumas’ 7 had defeated Japan (43-12) and Fiji Islands (40-12) in the qualifying stage, but then fell to Ireland (12-14)
In the definition, scheduled for 13:26 in Argentina at London’s Twickenham stadium, the rival will be Fiji, who surprised and defeated New Zealand, number 1 on the circuit, 19-17 in the other semi-final in a heartbreaking definition.
Los Pumas, who have already delivered their best ever performance on a world tour, will be looking for a third title of the season. They have five medals won in the current circuit. He was gold at the fourth round in Hamilton and the seventh in Vancouver; and silver in sixth in Los Angeles, ninth in Singapore and last Sunday in Toulouse.
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