TRE-MEN-DO, the Nicolas Sanchez in this start of the Three Nations! Both in the historic triumph against the All Blacks, as in the draw against the Wallabies, the Tucumán 10 was the great figure of The Pumas: marked the 40 points that Mario Ledesma’s team has so far.
The funny thing is that it is something that not even he imagined, since after 25-15 that meant the first Argentine victory over New Zealand, it was he himself who expressed in a talk with Scum that, after the frustrating experience in the 2020 Japan World Cup, in which the national team was eliminated in the group stage, said that “I thought it was over” his career at the national level.
In the first of the duels of this edition of the Three nations, the opening supported a try, converted it and also contributed 6 penalties. On the 15-15 of this Saturday, which also left The Pumas very well positioned for the remainder of the competition, he added all the points with his right foot.
The opening of Los Pumas became the Argentine player who scored the most points for New Zealand in the same game.
As if that were not enough, with the last shipment to the clubs he got among the three historical scorers of the tournament: surpassed a legend like Andrew Marthens for a point. The player of the Stade Français he reached 329 points in 38 submissions as a result of 6 tries, 69 penalties, 43 conversions and 2 drops.
Above you are only Morne steyn, who adds 390 points with Springboks in the tournament, and Dan carter, with 554 units for All Blacks. The Argentine opening already has the first place with Los Pumas as the highest scorer in history. He holds the record since September 8, 2018 in the Argentine defeat against the All Blacks as a visitor in Nelson 46-24, and accumulates 788 points with the Argentine 10 in his 82 games and the breakdown indicates that he scored 13 tries, 108 conversions, 157 penalties and 12 drops.
After contributing the 25 of the historic victory against the All Blacks, the opening was the scorer against Australia.
And, in addition, he is the only Argentine player who has been in all the editions of the traditional tournament since the Argentine inclusion in 2012. Nicolás was impressive, who went from thinking that his career in Los Pumas was finished in 2019, to being his great hero in 2020.