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Clear victory: Puma beat Australia and lead

Clear victory: Puma beat Australia and lead

The Argentine rugby team, Los Pumas, recorded a historic 48–17 win over Australia in San Juan, which allowed them to rise to the top of the Rugby Championship, while the All Blacks won 35 to break a streak of three straight losses. Gave. -23 South Africa in Johannesburg, for the second date in tomorrow’s matches.

The Argentine made seven attempts through Juan Imhoff, Thomas Gallo (2), Jeronimo de la Fuente, Juan Martín González, Emiliano Boffelli and Tomas Albornoz, while Boffelli himself contributed a penalty and five conversions.

For the visitor, James Slipper and Len Ikitau made two attempts, while James O’Connor added a penalty and two conversions.

The Argentine team’s offensive potential overwhelmed one of the world powers, with the team reaching its best result in ten editions of the championship.

At their best production since the arrival of Australian manager Michael Cheeka, the Puma were far superior to the Wallabies in all aspects of the game.

With bonus points, Argentina shares first place in the Rugby Championship with Australia with five points, followed by South Africa and New Zealand with four.

The Pumas claimed a gruesome revenge on the Australians, who won the first chapter of the series between the two last week with a 41-26 win, and five years later in San Juan against the Wallabies and a dream match with Thomas Gallo. Celebrated again in the afternoon. , author of Two Tries as an Argentinean.

In a game very different from what was seen last week, the Argentine improved his image with an intense defense that dried up the Wallabies, who dominated the field and ball for several moments, but ran into fierce resistance.

Albicelestes was also tremendous in the attack, making seven attempts that allowed him to add a bonus point against the Wallabies, who hit a lot with high balls and the Argentine kicked into the void behind the guest defense.

Los Pumas will face New Zealand on the next two dates, on Saturday 27 August at 4:45 (Argentina time) in Hamilton City and a week later in Christchurch City.

All Blacks draw a losing streak

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New Zealand responded with a win over South Africa (35-23) in Johannesburg yesterday on the second day of the 2022 Rugby Championship, which allowed the All Blacks to break a poor run of three consecutive defeats and gave their coach a break. , Ian Foster.

New Zealanders, who fell to fifth in the world rankings, dominated several stages of the match, but David Havily (min 74) and Scott Barrett (min 79) made two attempts in the final leg of the match. , allowing the Oceania team to emerge victorious from Ellis Park.

There was excitement till the end but the win allows New Zealand a result with which they hope to turn the tide.

Before yesterday’s match, New Zealand had lost five of their last six matches.

They lost 26-10 against South Africa at Nelspruit on the first day of this rugby championship last Saturday, setting off the alarm after two recent defeats at home (23-12 and 33-22) against Ireland.

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