By the fourth date of Three nations, The Pumas they tied 15 to 15 against Australia at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. Thus, the three participating teams were left with 6 points in the absence of 2 dates for completion.
The Argentine national team recovered after losing and was even a little short of taking the victory against the Wallabies in Newcastle.
Australia struck first with the opening penalty Reece hodge at three minutes to take advantage. The Pumas were not going to take long to respond, on the way out, Julian Montoya caught a key ball, got the penalty and Nicolas Sanchez transformed it into points for the transitory tie.
At fourteen minutes, the Wallabies gave a lesson in their good game and almost reached the try with Jordan Petaia, which with a phenomenal pirouette was about to score. In the same play, Juan Imhoff he had to leave the court due to a muscular ailment. Instead he entered Emiliano Boffelli.
The score was just changed again with eight minutes to go before the end of the first half, with a new penalty from Sánchez for Argentina to take the lead for the first time in the game. In best stroke-for-stroke style, almost instantly, another Hodge penalty tied again for the Oceania team.
At the close of the first half, the opening kicked the sticks again for the 9 to 6 quarter.
The second half started very uphill for those led by Mario Ledesma, in just five minutes Julián Montoya saw the yellow card and Hodge converted the penalty into points. Australia kept pushing, taking advantage of the mistakes of the national team and Hodge’s aim did the rest.
Like last week, the substitute bench was a breath of fresh air for Los Pumas. Just with fifteen minutes to go, a great tackle from Mayco Vivas and the subsequent fishing of Facundo Isa to get the penalty, they allowed Sánchez to bring the team closer to the scoreboard. Minutes later the opening of the Stade Francais, would be in charge of putting a great penalty to tie the game and make all the Argentines present in Newcastle delirious.
Finally the whistle came from referee Paul Williams who declared a tie at 15 between Los Pumas and Australia A match that left several sensations, with an Argentine team that ran from behind all night, with many inaccuracies and errors, but never let their guard down and a positive result was obtained due to the context.
Look at the minute by minute here.
Australia: 1. Scott Sio, 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3. Taniela Tupou; 4. Rob Simmons, 5. Matt Philip; 6. Ned Hanigan, 7. Michael Hooper (captain), 8. Harry Wilson; 9. Nic White, 10. Reece Hodge; 11. Marika Koroibete, 12. Hunter Paisami, 13. Jordan Petaia, 14. Tom Wright; 15. Tom Bank.
Substitutes: 16. Folau Fainga’a, 17. Angus Bell, 18. Allan Alaalatoa, 19. Rob Valetini, 20. Liam Wright, 21. Jake Gordon, 22. Noah Lolesio and 23. Filipo Daugunu.
Argentina: 1. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2. Julián Montoya, 3. Francisco Gómez Kodela; 4. Guido Petti, 5. Matías Alemanno; 6. Pablo Matera (captain), 7. Marcos Kremer, 8. Rodrigo Bruni; 9. Gonzalo Bertranou, 10. Nicolás Sánchez; 11. Juan Imhoff, 12. Santiago Chocobares, 13. Matías Orlando, 14. Bautista Delguy; 15. Santiago Carreras.
Substitutes: 16. Santiago Socino, 17. Mayco Vivas, 18. Santiago Medrano, 19. Santiago Grondona, 20. Facundo Isa, 21. Felipe Ezcurra, 22. Emiliano Boffelli and 23. Santiago Cordero.
Referee: Paul Williams (NZ)
Assistants: Ben O’Keeffe (NZ) and Angus Gardner (AUS)
TMO: Nic Berry (AUS