Argentina Defeats Samoa to Stay in the Race for the Rugby World Cup Knockout Stage

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Argentina Defeats Samoa to Stay in the Race for the Rugby World Cup Knockout Stage
Argentina and Samoa (Credits: Planet Rugby)

Argentina won their second Rugby World Cup match by flogging Samoa 19-10. They had lost their first game to England. The match took place in Pool D at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

The rain made the game a hard one, and there was not much excitement or skillful attacking play. Argentina had to work hard to get an important win on their way to the next round.

Argentina Defeats Samoa to Stay in the Race for the Rugby World Cup Knockout Stage
Emiliano Boffelli (Credits: Planet Rugby)

Emiliano Boffelli is the one who scored the only try for his team. Not just that, Emiliano kicked a total of eleven points, and Nicolas Sanchez added a long-range penalty at the end to make a strong win.

Samoa wanted to continue their success after beating Chile, but they had a hard time performing well, and now it will be tough for them to advance.

Saint-Etienne’s only try came late on, substitute hooker Sama Malolo, setting the stage for a thrilling finish, but they were unable to win. Pre-match pressure on Argentina was eased when Samoa full-back Duncan Paiaaua was sent to the toilet in the first minute.

Samoa’s Defense Stayed Strong as They Tried to Catch Up.

His absence was felt when Los Pumas took the lead, and Boffelli fired himself over the ball in the right corner. The Edinburgh winger then converted three penalties, and Christian Lilifano’s penalty put Samoa on the pitch in the first half.

Samoa’s defense stayed strong as they tried to catch up, and Malolo scored a try. D’Angelo Leuila turned that try into points, making the game more exciting for everyone.

Samoa's Defense Stayed Strong as they Tried to Catch Up
Slopped Samoa Player (Credits: Reuters)

But Argentina, which played well in the 2015 World Cup but had trouble in Japan four years ago, managed to stay ahead and win the game with a penalty that was scored by Sanchez.

The defeat against England raised concerns about an early exit, but by winning this match, they have a chance to keep going. Their next game is against South American rivals Chile in Nantes next Saturday.”

Samoa did not play as expected today, and now they have to win against both Japan and England if they want to make it to the next round.

The Teams

Argentina: 15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Mateo Carreras, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Eduardo Bello, 2 Julian Montoya (c), 1 Thomas Gallo

Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19 Pedro Rubiolo, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Lucio Cinti

Samoa: 15 Duncan Paia’aua, 14 Nigel Ah-Wong, 13 UJ Seuteni, 12 Tumua Manu, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Christian Leali’ifano, 9 Jonathan Taumateine, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Fritz Lee, 6 Theo McFarland, 5 Chris Vui (c), 4 Brian Alainu’u’ese, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Seilala Lam, 1 James Lay

Replacements: 16 Sama Malolo, 17 Charlie Faumuina, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Sa Jordan Taufua, 21 Melani Matavao, 22 D’Angelo Leuila, 23 Danny Toala

Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant Referees: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia), Jordan Way (Australia)
TMO: Brett Cronan (Australia)


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