In a Pool that features the Mighty All Blacks this game between Argentina and Georgia was seen as a contest for second place in the Group.
Georgia came into the game with no changes to the team that won Tonga in their first match. P Divvy former Springbok coach made some noise in the build up to the match but I heard him say that with no changes it seems like Georgia do not want to progress further than the group stages. He recommened that you at least give all of your players a run in the World Cup and it adds a little unpredictability for you opponents in my opinion.
The first half saw Georgia keep the Puma’s at bay leaving the score 14 – 9 to Argentina, their first try coming in the 10th minute by Lavanini. Argentina also scored the first drop goal of the 2015 Rugby World Cup 13 games into the tournament.
I have no idea what the coaches told their players in the half time break but one coach got it all wrong and the other inspired his team to a 6 try thriller.
Argentina raked in 6 unanswered tries in the second half adding 40 points to the half time score annihilating the Georgian team 54 – 9 in the end.
With Georgia still having to face the All Blacks after they crushed Namibia last night I think P Divvy was spot on, but hey we might see an upset, anything can happen within the 80 minutes ( unless the referee opts for TMO decisions).
Argentina moved to second place in Pool C after their 7 try win over Georgia below are some of the stats from the game:
Tries: Santiago Cordero (2),
Juan Imhoff (2),
Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (3),
Marcelo Bosch (2)
Penalties: Sanchez (2)
Drop goal: Sanchez
Penalties: Merab Kvirikashvili (3)