In the return to rugby in the region, the set of Argentina XV champion of the 4 South American Nations, after defeating Uruguay XV by 53 to 19, at the Charrúa stadium in Montevideo. With tries of Ignacio Ruiz (two), Martin Cancelliere, Matías Osadczuk, Rodrigo Martinez, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, a penalty try and 16 points from the foot of Martin Elijah, the team led by Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe obtained this contest that also had Brazil XV and Chile XV as participants. The Condors were the runners-up
With 118 goals in favor and 58 against, the Argentine squad went from lowest to highest in terms of performance and managed to hold on in a tournament created in an exceptional way by the coronavirus pandemic.
The entire delegation will return early tomorrow via Buquebus, including Bautista Pedemonte and Leonel Oviedo, who stayed with the squad after suffering injuries to their knees.
Statements of Tomás Cubilla – Captain
“We set out to be protagonists, we succeeded and we played good rugby. We went from less to more. With Chile it was difficult, with Brazil we tune up and ended with a great game. We round off a good tournament. There were a lot of new kids who got on very well and the older ones always leading by example. I think it is something very positive ”.
Ignacio Fernández Lobbe – Head Coach
“I am happy with today’s game, unlike the first two. There really was a show of character, discipline and play. There was good alternation, cleaning rucks, obtaining and good direct play. We have many young people who are starting because it is another level than M20 or M18, but there are players who must continue to develop. The mix with the greats like Lautaro Bavaro, Martín Elías, Javier Ortega Desio was good, so good chemistry was formed with the team.
“I want to thank South America Rugby, the URU and the UAR again because this tournament was a light on the way. The certainty is that tomorrow we will return to Argentina, we will give the players a few days off and then they will go back to training at the academies to be physically well. We will see what happens in 2021 or before the end of the year ”.
Ignacio Ruiz – Hooker
“I’m very happy about the tries, but they were from the team. We made a lot of effort and dedication, so I am very happy to take this championship with us. It was a hard month to put things aside, come here, settle in and start preparing in the best way. In all the changing rooms it was mentioned that not knowing when we were going to play again like this was important for the attitude ».