The Pumas could not with New Zealand, which this year gave them complete samples of the superiority they have. It is essential to stop every black onslaught and this time they were Tomás Lavanini and Marcos Kremer the standard bearers of the defense, since both exceeded twenty tackles throughout the match.
The two played the 80 minutes and in the case of Marcos Kremer had the most tackles with 22. The Concordian is a classic in every Los Pumas game and trying to go through where he is is a risky decision. Always ready to contact, against the All Blacks he repeated one of his best characteristics.
He followed it Tomás Lavanini with 20 tackles who had an outstanding performance, not only in defense, but also in contact, since he always appeared when the black maelstrom began to take the clean and jerk and had key interventions. The former Hindu was attentive, he showed the effectiveness that characterizes him when he tackles the rival and this time he added discipline.
Third was Pablo Matera, but the future Crusaders player left at 21 ‘, that’s why he reached 17 tackles. The former captain was another of those who stood out in the Argentine defense. Continuing with the forwards, Juan Martín González and Matías Alemanno were awarded 14 tackles each.
Between the backs if there is a player who always shows his strength in defense it is Santiago Chocobares and the Santa Fe, when the All Blacks were a flood, brought out his tackle: added 15 throughout the game to close the paths in the center of the court.