Champions! Argentina XV’s path to the South American 4 Nations title


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Champions!  Argentina XV's path to the South American 4 Nations title

After the great victory against Uruguay XV this Sunday, Argentina XV became champion of the South American 4 Nations that was developed in Montevideo.

On the day that rugby in the region returned to competition, more precisely on October 17, the team selected from Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe faced with Chile XV, in a match that was very even and that was defined in favor of the Argentines at the end of it with a successful penalty from Teo Castiglioni. The tries of the national team for the victory by 25-24 had supported them Leonel Oviedo, Ignacio Ruiz, who was the tryman of the competition, and Thomas Cubilla.

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It was for the start of the South American 4 Nations and the tries of the selected Fernández Lobbe were supported by Leonel Oviedo, Ignacio Ruiz and Tomás Cubilla (Source: SAR).

Four days later, on the 21st of the same month, it would be his turn to measure himself with Brazil XV, Also in the Charrúa Stadium, which was the scene of all the matches that the tournament had. That day, the hooker emerged in Regattas of Bella Vista He would contribute another two tries to what was finally a 40-15 victory, and which definitely left his head coach more in agreement with what the debut against the trans-Andean players had been: “We needed to change the image of the other day with Chile “said Fernández Lobbe post-match. The rest of the points were Castiglioni (two tries and three conversions), Matías Osadczuk (a try), Santiago Mare (a conversion) and a penalty try.

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Six conquests were the ones that gave the victory to the group led by Ignacio Fernández Lobbe, who in the debut had surpassed Chile XV. (Source: South America Rugby).

This last Sunday the decisive moment would come. Now, Argentina XV He had to close his participation against the host team, which came with a victory (Brazil XV) and a defeat (Chile XV). The prominence of the Argentines, on this occasion, was absolute. So much so that they achieved the best result of the competition. With tries by Ignacio Ruiz (2), Martín Cancelliere, Matías Osadczuk, Rodrigo Martínez, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, a penalty try and 16 points from Martín Elías’ foot, the final result that ended up giving the national team the title was 53-19.

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The national team defeated Uruguay XV 53 to 19 and won the tournament. (Source: South America Rugby)

The champion team, then, completed its participation with 118 goals in favor and 58 against.


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