The Pumas continue at a firm pace in the Seven in Madrid and they achieved three clear victories against Spain, then against Portugal and finally over Chile. On Sunday’s matchday, the Argentines left no doubts and played good games against Kenya and the United States to finish the undefeated group zone. The matches correspond to the second stage of Madrid Rugby 7’s International Tournament. Organized by the Spanish Rugby Federation, with the help of the Madrid City Council and the Community of Madrid, in addition to the sponsorship of World Rugby. The Pumas won the tournament last week and are looking for the crown again.
The Pumas 7s left absolutely no doubt, throughout the tournament they played at an outstanding level and that was seen in the scoreboards. Saturday and Sunday were forceful against all their opponents, and thus, they had only triumphs with more than bulky results. The Argentine team was two-time champion of the Madrid Seven, again beating Kenya in the final.
Sunday February 28
ARGENTINA 45-7 KENYA (Sixth game)
The Pumas 7s had no mercy against the African team. From the start of the game it was all for the Argentine national team, where Moneta achieved a hat-trick, Etchart scored twice with Joaquín De la Vega who was replaced by shock in the second half. Thus, Los Pumas 7s again took over the Madrid seven.
ARGENTINA 36-19 KENYA (Fifth game)
From start to finish The Pumas 7s did not give the African team a chance. With Marcos Moneta scoring twice from the beginning, the Argentine gale continued with conquests by Rodrigo Etchart, Fernando Luna, Joaquín De la Vega and Germán Schulz. On the second half, Kenya raised the level and managed to break the tough Argentine defense, however it failed to turn the story on the scoreboard.
ARGENTINA 28-0 UNITED STATES (Fourth game)
With a great job on the defensive side of the court, Los Pumas 7s left with the ingoal undefeated against the US team. Santiago Álvarez was the one who opened the account, followed by Rodrigo Etchart, Rodrigo Isgro and Marcos Moneta to close a great participation against the North American team.
Saturday February 27
ARGENTINA 31-5 CHILE (Third match)
Marcos Moneta opened the Pumas 7’s win against Chile in the third and last game of the first day on a new weekend at the Seven in Madrid. Later and with outstanding defensive work, those led by Santiago Gómez Cora also added conquests by the hand of Germán Schulz, Rodrigo Etchart, Rodrigo Isgro and, again, Moneta.
ARGENTINA 21-0 PORTUGAL (Second match)
Another great production from the team led by Santiago Gómez Cora who asserted superiority over a Portuguese team that suffered each Albiceleste attack. In the first half, a good break by Rodrigo Etchart and a good run by Germán Schulz in the last meters were enough to make the difference of 14 with the two conversions of Lautaro Bazán Vélez who withdrew injured in the second half. Marcos Moneta rounded the score, which Gastón Revol transformed into 7 points.
ARGENTINA 35-7 SPAIN (First match)
With tries from Moneta, Osadczuk, Etchart, Isgro and De la Vega, Los Pumas 7’s made a good difference in the first half that allowed them to go 21-0 up at the break. Spain discounted at the start of the complement, but immediately the reaction came to re-adjust the score and start the second week of competition with a victory.
Complete fixture for the first weekend