The Pumas 7’s they defeated Ireland 7s 17-12 and entered the Gold Semifinals of the Seven Series in Dubai. In the knockout stage they fell to South Africa 17-7 and will now seek the Bronze against Fiji.
The fixture for the second day of competition:
LOS PUMAS 7S 7-17 SOUTH AFRICA 7S (Game 5 – Saturday)
The Argentine team started with a solid start by generating penalties in the opening minutes that led to the try by Rodrigo Isgró. The joy did not last. much. Shilton Van Wik brought South Africa closer near the end of the first half. The Blitz Boks made the difference in the complementary stage with the two conquests of Siciwe Soyizwapi and JC Pretorius. In this way, The Pumas 7s will face for the third place of Gold to the loser of Fiji and the United States, while Boks will go before the winner of such a match.
Training: Rodrigo Isgró, Germán Schulz, Santiago Álvarez, Gastón Revol, Lautaro Bazán, Felipe Del Mestre and Luciano González.
LOS PUMAS 7´S 17-12 IRELAND 7S (Game 4 – Saturday)
German Schulz started the dream of the semifinal with a try at the minute of the game before the Irish. Later, Felipe del Mestre stretched the advantage. However, the European team recomposed with two conquests by Terry Kennedy. Nonetheless, Thomas Lizazu surprised with a try to the end of first overtime who gave him the direct ticket to the eliminatory phase of the contest to face South Africa for a place in the Dubai Gold final.
Los Pumas 7´s formation: Rodrigo Isgro, Germán Schulz, Joaqu + in de la Vega, Santiago Álvarez, Gastón Revol, Felipe Del Mestre, Luciano González.
Results of the first day of competition: