Los Pumas’ historic victory over the All Blacks continues to have repercussions. Especially in the protagonists. Is that, after having gone through numerous adversities to be able to be in the Three nations In an atypical 2020 product of the effects of the pandemic, the Argentine national team surpassed the New Zealander for the first time after 30 matches.
This Sunday, the Head Coach of the Men in Black, Ian Foster, spoke with the New Zealand media NewstalkZB and, among some compliments to the team of Mario LedesmaHe maintained that he noticed provocative attitudes and even said it was a tactic.
“Let’s be realistic. If a player from the opposing team hits you on the head with the intention of provoking you, it’s not really a bummer, is it? That’s just one of their tactic. We have to smile and leave the situation. You have to deal with provocations. It’s not smart to retaliate, ”he said. In this sense, Shannon Frizell and Dane Coles they were the two players who, in two different situations, reacted badly during the defeat in Sydney.
“Players are getting frustrated with some of the actions that people are getting away with. We have returned to the bad times in which the only player that the referees see is the one who retaliates and I am not a big fan of that, because the people who are starting that type of situation are getting away with it, “he added later .
On the other hand, it should be noted that he also praised the Argentine team: “They have some players that we don’t know much about, but they are proving to be an outstanding rugby team, well trained, very disciplined on defense, very aggressive.”
In addition, he insisted that discipline was a costly factor in his team’s falls against the Wallabies and Pumas, as if that were not enough the men in black conceded 26 penalties. A truly alarming number.
From Australia, after the tie at 15 last Saturday, the issue was also raised, from a gesture by Pablo Matera about Brandon Paenga-Amosa. In the middle Daily Telegraph, journalist Julian Linden wrote: “The Pumas get a lot of praise for their passion, but mention must be made of their dirty tricks, which include hair pulling, kicking players and shamelessly lying on the ball.”