The Argentine rugby sevens team, Los Pumas ‘7, were crowned champions after defeating their pair from the Fiji Islands in the final on the eleventh and final leg of the discipline’s world circuit, held in the city of London, England, this afternoon. up 35-14
As such, the Albiceleste representative completed a very good season on the circuit, having previously won tournaments in Hamilton (New Zealand) and Vancouver (Canada).
The Argentine team, led by Santiago Gómez Cora, who were initially trailing, took advantage of the Fijian player’s dismissal and won 14–7 in a clear first half, with tries from German Schulz and Marcos Moneta.
In the second half, the Albiceleste team consolidated their victory with a good job from the whole team and after a quick 14–14 draw by Fiji, they won 28–14 with two tries by Rodrigo Isgro after two runs by Marcos Moneta. got away from
The Pumas 7 controlled the tempo until the end of the game, and with a new try by Moneta (100th of his career), they made the final score 35–14.
The starting line-up consisted of German Schulz, Santiago Álvarez (C), Luciano González, Rodrigo Isgro, Santiago Vera Feld, Marcos Moneta and Joaquin Pellandini. Then came Alejo Lavayan and Agustín Fraga.
¡DALEEEE CAMPEOOOON! ¡DALEEEEE, CAMPEOOON! 🎉#SeVenComoNunca | #London7s pic.twitter.com/VPSRAK6J2m
— Los Pumas 7s (@lospumas7arg) May 21, 2023
Pumas ‘7 defeated Japan (43–12) and the Fiji Islands (40–12) in the qualifying stage, but then lost to Ireland (12–14) and reached the quarter-finals after beating Ireland 28–14. And they reached the final (10-7) defeating Samoa
Today was the sixth final to which the Albiceleste team reached at the end of the official season.