Started on Spain the Madrid Rugby 7s International Tournament and Los Pumas 7’s got off to a great start with a 40-12 victory over the local team. In the second game of the day, they achieved a tighter victory over the United States 24-17. Sunday started in the best way for the Argentine national team that defeated 47-5 to Portugal. At 08.44 they will face Kenya in an anticipated final that will be played at 02:02.
The tournament is played in two rounds: the first, on February 20 and 21, and the second, on February 27 and 28 of the same month. Twelve of the best teams in the world, six for women and six for men, compete in each of them, so that each weekend there will be a winner.
ARGENTINA 21-7 KENYA
The team led by Santiago Gómez Cora finished the regular phase undefeated after defeating the African cast. With two tries by Matías Osadczuk and one by Rodrigo Etchart, the Albiceleste team finished that stage undefeated. For the Kenyans, Otieno had equalized.
ARGENTINA 47-5 PORTUGAL
In the third match in the competition, Los Pumas were far superior to the Europeans. With tries by Franco Sábato, Rodrigo Etchart (x2) Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Lucio Cinti, Ignacio Mendy and Joaquín de la Vega, the team led by Santiago Gómez Cora secured a place in the final of the tournament. Despite having to play a previous duel with Kenya, in an early final, the Albiceleste team secured a place for the definition.
ARGENTINA 40-12 SPAIN (first match)
In the first match, Los Pumas played at a high level and made a difference from the start, with a four-try advantage that gave them air to close the match. The figure was Joaquín de la Vega, author of 3 tries, followed by Franco Sábato who scored twice, and Marcos Moneta completed the count with a conquest. In addition, Gastón Revol made five conversions.
ARGENTINA 24-17 UNITED STATES (second game)
In their second presentation, Los Pumas 7’s had a difficult game that they managed to carry out with individual strokes. After an even first half, with a partial 5-5 and two reprimands by the North Americans, Moneta expanded the account, and then Schulz and Cinti joined the scoreboard. The United States discounted twice, but had no time to reverse the score.
Sunday February 21:
08.44 Argentina – Kenya Masc
Complete fixture for the first weekend