The Pumas drew 15-15 against Australia for the fourth date of the Three Nations 2020. In a game full of emotions, a review of what was a real battle in Sydney.
The Argentine team did not have a great night in Newcastle, the game began with an exchange of penalties between Reece Hodge and Nicolás Sánchez I anticipated how even everything was going to be.
But there, the Wallabies began to push more and more in search of getting ahead on the scoreboard. A great team move led to the try? by Jordan Petaia, who came to support after a great pirouette. But finally the TMO chose for not charging the try and the entire Argentine bank breathed at the decision.
The highlights of Mario Ledesma’s team in the first half they were the infallible foot of Sánchez and the liveliness of Bautista DelguyThe one that emerged in Pucará generated more of a headache for the Australian defense.
Already in the second half, Australia came out determined to lead the match, Argentine errors and general disorder turned into several infractions and penalties for the rival team. Still the defense never relented.
When everything seemed lost two penalties from Sánchez they gave life back to Los Pumas. The penalty for the tie was a real goal from midfield.
The tie seemed decreed, but there were still emotions. A few minutes from closing, Hodge had the chance to be the hero of the day, but missed an accessible penalty and the tie persisted.
Matera executed a kick to the back and Cordero narrowly missed the ball to support.
In the last play, with time served, a fan of Matera almost finished in try by Santiago Cordero. The Bordeaux wing could not take the ball and the end of the match was declared.
Thus happened a new presentation of Los Pumas, with a historical tie that left a bitter taste On campus. Still, Matera highlighted the dedication of his teammates.