Santiago Medrano led the Puma defense with 18 tackles


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Santiago Medrano led the Puma defense with 18 tackles

Los Pumas’ loss to Australia 27-8 had its purely defensive moments, especially in the first half when Australia had absolute dominance of the game. There, when you had to grit your teeth and tackle the one I know the most highlighted this time it was Santiago Medrano with 18 tackles.

The pillar formed in Regatas de Bella Vista spent 71 minutes on the court until Enrique Pieretto replaced him and stood out for his defensive aspect. Juan Martín González followed with 14 and then a back was added, Lució Cinti, who hit 13 tackles. With 12 Santiago Chocobares and Gonzalo Bertranou stood out which marks the open attack style that Australia preferred to use in various parts of the game.

Above the ten there were also 2 forwards, Julian Montoya and Pablo Matera, both with 11 and with 100% effectiveness since none of them failed. They were together with Matías Alemanno (8) and Tomás Lavanini (9), the 4 starting players who they did not fail every time they tried to stop the rival.

A striking case is that of Joaquín Oviedo who entered and made his debut with the Los Pumas jersey and it didn’t weigh him down at all. The Cordoba executed 6 tackles in 13 minutes, an average that breaks with the statistics and that drew even more attention, since did not fail any of the attempts.


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