It is known that indiscipline is a key factor in international rugby. With 21 penalties committed against South Africa, Los Pumas broke their highest mark in Mario Ledesma’s cycle and they paid for it with a tough 29-10 loss to the Springboks.
For the second date of the Rugby Championship, the captains by Julián Montoya conceded 13 offenses in the first half and eight in the complement, a figure that exceeded the highest so far, which had been given against New Zealand in 2020, with a total of 16.
The closest antecedents did not venture a production with so many infractions either. In the July window, Argentina committed 13 penalties against Romania, 15 in the first test against Wales and seven in the second. For its part, last week, for the first date of the Rugby Championship, Argentine penalties reached 13.