The Pumas had a positive performance and achieved, with force, defeat Italy 37-16. Mario Ledesma and Julián Montoya highlighted the performance of Santiago Grondona, Juan Martín González and Thomas Gallo.
The third row had an exceptional development in the meeting and scored the second try of the party for Los Pumas. In addition, he was the owner of the lines throughout the match against the Italians.
Montoya highlighted his incredible game against the Europeans: “He handled the line with a tremendous personality and I had a talk with him before the Capitan’s Run. We talked for a while and I left more confident than I was before. Because he told me everything I had in mind. How to play the line, I had everything studied. So before entering the field, I gave you tremendous security. “
Secondly, Gallo was one of the outstanding players of the journey. The Benetton Pillar was a wall in defense with the inexhaustible energy to tackle during the match against Italy.
“Moneda (Thomas Gallo) did what he does all year, he is a pillar that always puts up 10 tackles and misses very little. It does not attract my attention, what does call me is that he does it at this level”, Ledesma commented at a press conference. To which the captain of Los Pumas praised the young front row: “With Thomas (Gallo) I share the line, it is a pleasure to play with him, he has a very good scrum and moves a lot”.
For its part, Grondona it was one of the significant casualties during the year, but still demonstrated a excellent level with the Argentine shirt. The Argentine Head Coach showed a very positive balance for the third row: “Santi Grondona has not played rugby for a year and the truth is that it was not noticed at all. It seems that he is playing every weekend. He has a sensitivity with the ball and towards the game that is striking. Sure he lacks a bit of rugby, but he went in and he went in very well. “