Argentinian German Schulz scores a try for Los Pumas. Photo: Patrick T. FALLON / AFP.
The Sevens World Championship started in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Los Pumas 7 have made it clear that they want to focus on important things. The Argentine team beat Kenya well in the second round 22-7 and entered the top eight. On Saturday (from 14:35 in our country) the dream is played against New Zealandnothing less.
The mode of this World Cup leaves you no room for mistakes: either win or go home. And Argentina stays one more day in Cape Town. In the round of 16 played Kenya, a team that had to play a preliminary phase (beating Tonga 19), and it was the direct selection from Santiago Gómez Cora to manage the times, the icing and the result. LThe Argentines have intervened from the start, have maintained the intensity, a good defense and are still in the tournament.
entrance, Germán Schulz was intelligent and mischievous so much so that Kenya remains one less (yellow in Olindi), something that the Pumas 7’s have exploited in points: scrum, two passes and Matías Osadczuk straight on goal (5-0). After a while, Lucho González presses from the tackle, recovers the ball and the game, with patience, ends in Tobias Wade tries (10-0).
Before the break, Rodrigo Isgró won the exit in the middle of the pitch, gave the team the lead and Joaquín De la Vega added the third conquest of the national team: 15-0 (the three transformations failed). in the ST Kenya has put in some suspense in the round of 16, serving with Onyala (nice play of the whole field), however he arrived another yellow for Africans (to Oliech, for high tackle) e Argentina changed him for an Alejo Lavayén try. Santiago Vera Feld made the conversion and the match ended 22-7.
In the quarters the duel will be courageous. The All Blacks come from being champions in the last leg of the circuit (in Los Angeles) and in the World Cup they eliminated Scotland without problems (43-5). It is 14 minutes in which anything can happen and Argentina has already proven to get bigger in the difficult ones. On the same side of the table are France and Australia (Uruguay eliminated). On the other hand, for now Samoa vs. Fiji / Wales and Ireland vs. South Africa / Chile.