Prior to the debut of Los Pumas in the Three Nations against New Zealand, the panorama for the Argentineans was complicated. Due to the mandatory stoppage due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, they had not been able to train under ideal conditions. They ran within their departments and trained with what they could. On the other side, the preparation was different: the New Zealanders arrived with activity in the Super Rugby Aotearoa Y with several test matches against Australia.
In the preview of the game between Argentina and New Zealand, the former All Black joked about the situation of the Argentines but the results were not as he believed.
Due to this, in a television program broadcast in New Zealand, the former wing of the Kiwi team was confident that those led by Foster will surpass those of Ledesma. “They lived locked up, they haven’t played for twelve months. They were in Australia and they only played two friendlies. What I’m trying to say is, we can beat them,” said the world champion.
However, the Argentines never twisted their arms and became strong in the face of adversity. The Pumas They gave a historic blow against the All Blacks and beat them 25-15. It was Argentina’s first victory against the Kiwis, and it came at a time when few expected.
Given this, the former wing returned to express himself again, but this time, the mockery was left behind and he filled with praise to the Argentine team on his twitter.
Eat humble pie I’ll have to eat the breakdown desk, great win and well deserved for Argentina, they taught us passion, commitment and how to turn adversity into a positive, I’m happy for you
– Sir John Kirwan (@ JohnKirwan_14) November 14, 2020
“I honestly thought they were going to run out of juice. Did we ever see anything like this? They were superior throughout the entire field. Our discipline was awkward. This was the most incredible and courageous performance I saw in a long, long time. Kirwan also commented in the New Zeland Herald. In addition, he added: “The Pumas were hungrier and it will go down in history … There will be a party for a week.” On the other hand, he also spoke to the Italian media and expressed: “This is a strange year for everyone, but today instead of thinking negatively, Argentina has come out with a heart and a game … Bravo!”
The historic back of the All Blacks congratulated Los Pumas and left a great message about the victory over New Zealand. (Source: IG / @ xvpodcast)