The Pumas 7s they finished third in the Olympics. In the semifinals, the Argentine national team won a historic match against South Africa, with one less for the expulsion of Gastón Revol, 19-14. With the bad news due to the loss of Matías Osadczuk in the remainder of the contest due to injury and the sanction for four dates for Gastón Revol, Argentina fought to the end but couldn’t beat Fiji at Tokyo Stadium. Then, they went for bronze against Great Britain and added the first Argentine medal in Tokyo 2020.
After losing in the semifinals of Gold with Fiji by 26 to 14, the Argentine team will seek to close their passage through Tokyo 2020 in the best way.
ARGENTINA 7’S 17-12 GREAT BRITAIN 7S
In less than a minute, Ben harris opened the score quickly for the British and put their national team 5-0 up. Averaging the 4 ‘of the first stage, Lautaro Bazan Velez he cut on the blind side and flew on the flag to even things 5-5.
In the absence of a minute for the closing of the first half, the always present appeared Marcos Moneta. The Argentine back stepped to leave two Britons on the road and, after the conversion of Santiago Mare, The Pumas 7s were 12-5 up.
The beginning of the complement found Great Britain better positioned. Lindsay-hague He reached the try at 3 ‘and put the game on 12-12. But Ignacio Mendy it was cut quickly, thirty seconds later, and put Argentina back up 17-12.
In the end Los Pumas 7s did nothing but tackle. With two impressive catches in the end, Argentina managed to recover the ball and they were left with the bronze medal of the Olympic Games.
Pumas 7’s training: 1- Rodrigo Isgró, 6- Santiago Álvarez Fourcade (c), 2- Lucio Cinti, 7- Lautaro Bazán Vélez, 10- Santiago Mare, 4- Ignacio Mendy, 12- Marcos Moneta.
Substitutes: 3- Germán Schulz, 13- Felipe del Mestre, 11- Luciano González Rizzoni and 5- Rodrigo Etchart.