Los Teritos began their participation in the M20 International Series with a 29-10 loss to the locals, the Juniors Springboks, in what was the first date of the M20 International Series that was played at the Markötter stadium.
The locals began with a try by Canan Moodie, with just 50 seconds left, and after a amazing team play. Despite this, they did not feel the locality during the first part of the match and The Teritos showed a forceful game that put the South Africans in trouble: A great defense resulted in the despair and indiscipline that seized the Juniors Boks at times.
The Uruguayan pressure was efficient and kept his rival away from the ingoal. The Teritos knew how to distribute the ball well and tackled with great consistency, causing instability in the game of the locals. In the second half, the hierarchy of the Junior Boks advanced with the passing of the minutes. As soon as the complementary stage started, Bobby Alexander was the one who started with the cataract of tries. Canan Moodie followed in his partner’s footsteps and became the tryman of the match with two conquests.
The same way, The Teritos stopped tackling, but they paid for every mistake with tries. Andre-Hugo Venter, the first line entered in the second half, billed about half of the complementary stage. The last shout for the locals was from Curwin Getse who sentenced the laborious victory.
Shortly before the close of the game, the Uruguayans got their well deserved try. After a line in the line of five meters in the left sector of the attack, they made a ruck in the rival ingoal and Gabriel Evans found the hole to support the first and only conquest for the South Americans. The Teritos found the prize for so much effort and although they could not celebrate in the result, they left a positive image.
JUNIOR SPRINGBOKS: 1. Nolan Pienaar (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 2. Jacques Goosen (Cell C Sharks), 3. Blaine Golden (Cell C Sharks), 4. Raynard Roets (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 5. Dylan de Leeuw (DHL Western Province) , 6. Siyemukela Ndlovu (Lions, captain), 7. Reinhardt Ludwig (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 8. Izan Esterhuizen (Lions), 9. Bobby Alexander (DHL Western Province), 10. Brandon Wilkie (Cell C Sharks), 11 Curwin Gertse (Cell C Sharks), 12. Tyler Bocks (Lions), 13. Ethan James (DHL Western Province), 14. Canan Moodie (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 15. Quan Horn (Lions).
ENTER: 16.Andre-Hugo Venter, 17. Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 18. Corné Weilbach, l 19. Simon Miller, 22. George Cronje, 25. Dalvon Blood, 26. Mnqobi Mkhize.
THE TERITOS: 1- Rua, 2- Gutiérrez, 3- Bertini, 4- Pirone, 5- Etcheverry, 6- David, 7- Bianchi, 8- Deus, 9- Álvarez, 10- Gómez Platero, 11- Facciolo, 12- Alonso, 13 – Paullier, 14- Basso, 15- Bameule.
ENTER: 16. Myszka, 17. Evans, 18. Zerbino, 19. Doño, 20. Seré, 24. Silva, 25. Scremini.
POINTS IN THE FIRST TIME: 50 seconds Try by Canan Moodie and conversion by Brandon, 10 ‘penalty by Sebastián Gómez.
PARTIAL RESULT: JUNIOR SPRINGBOKS 07-03 URUGUAY M20
POINTS IN THE SECOND TIME: 44 ‘Try by Bobby Alexander (JS). 47 ‘Try by Canan Moodie (JS), 55’ Try by Andre-Hugo Venter, 66 ‘Try by Curwin Getse (JS) and conversion by Dalvon Blood. 75 ‘Try by Gabriel Evans (LT) and conversion by Tomás Bameule (LT).
MATCH RESULT: JUNIOR SPRINGBOKS 29-10 URUGUAY M20
STADIUM: Markötter Stadium, Stellenbosch, South Africa.