The 22-meter start for Los Pumas was the last play of the night at McDonald Jones Stadium from Newcastle. The clock read 79´55´´ and the team that leads Mario Ledesma equaled 15 points before Australia. The homeowner wanted to win it in the epilogue, but a recovered ball almost left the Argentines with the victory. Santiago Lamb he will repeat the play in his head a thousand times on an exciting night that was defined by the whimsical punch of the oval.
In a very complicated duel, Argentina went from suffering from a Hodge penalty to lamenting Cordero’s ‘almost’ try.
It was 2 minutes of pure action with Los Pumas defending tooth and nail the tie in his field, near the 10-meter line and with Australia who wanted to obtain the victory that left him in a position to start savoring the first place and a possible consecration in two weeks again against Argentina. Without penalties and with a lot of character, the blue and white team kept his composure on defense. Yet in a ruck Gonzalo Bertranou he saw the loose ball, he threw himself and gave it to Pablo Matera that true to his style he did not start running until the contact says enough …
The Los Pumas captain launched himself with the oval but resorted to a kick with his left leg to hit green light to Santiago Cordero coming from behind. The former Bella Vista Regatas, who entered the second half for Santiago Carreras, began a hand-to-hand run with Philip Daugunu towards the ingoal. The current Bordeaux back arrived first, he used his right leg to accompany the oval, but the spike did not favor him, the ball went to one side and the scrum half Jake Gordon, who ran from behind had the great opportunity to seal the tie, took the ball and left the court with it.
Matera executed a kick to the back and Cordero narrowly missed the ball to support.
New Zealander Paul williams marked the end of the game and the bitter taste of the tie remained for both. The Wallabies because they had made merits throughout the 80 ‘to stay with the victory and they did not know how to solve it and The Pumas because in the last one they could have won a victory that at times was unthinkable. With the tie, the three teams are equal in six points in the standings and the Three nations It was open to all participants in the final stretch of the contest.