Chile beat Russia and kept the series

The selected one from Chile beat Russia 42-27 and stayed with the two-game series that both teams played. The meeting was held at the FGUP Yug-Sport in the city of Sochi and the winners scored six tries to round off a just triumph.

At first leg Los Cóndores, in the same stadium, they won by a adjusted 30-29. In Friday’s duel, the red team not only widened the lead, but also showed greater speed in the game against a tough Russian team that focused on the toughness of the forward pack.

Marcelo Torrealba scored the first try Chilean after a great run by Matías Garafulic that was cut through the center of the field. It was followed by another conquest of the Captain Martin Sigren who bet on the pick & go and drilled the defense to get into the ingoal. To close the first stage, again a good combination between the backs left José Ignacio Larenas ahead of the try.

In the plugin, Pablo Casas entered at full power, took the brand and marked the first conquest for Los Cóndores. Iñaki Ayarza ran, shot a one-handed offload for Marcelo Torrealba and the scrum-half made his mark again on the scoreboard. Finally, Alfonso Escobar brought out the claw of the South Americans in the epilogue to round off the result.

Chile must play a playoff against the USA for a square to France 2023 World Cup. The appointment will be next year in the month of July and the winner of the series will go to Group D where Los Pumas, England, Japan and Samoa are already.