Player Ratings: Passionate Pumas fall short

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 04:31
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OPINION: Despite their passionate performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina's tremendous effort wasn't enough for the clinical All Blacks side.

The Pumas did well to hold onto the ball but could not capitalize on their opportunities in front of goal, and had to settle for a 10-36 defeat.   

Nonetheless, the Pumas will be happy with their improved performances and have their eyes fixed on the last game against the Wallabies, as their hunt their first 2017 Rugby Championship win.

Jeremy Papier rates the Argentinian players!

15 Joaquin Tuculet
Good under high ball and attacked well. Good use of the boot

14 Matthias Moroni
Not much opportunity but showed intent when the opportunity did present itself

13 Matias Orlando
A solid outing in the midfield. Strong defence

12 Jerónimo de la Fuente
Tried very hard on the attack and gain a few valuable metres for his team. Defensively solid

11 Emiliano Boffelli
Good under high ball and even though he had very little opportunities he continued to look for work

10 Nicolas Sanchez
Nervous opening few minutes and failed to take control of the match. Useful kicking at times

9 Tomas Cubelli
Poor performance in the time he was on the field. Lacked clinical decision-making

8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon
Scored 1st try for the Pumas and had very strong game overall. Solid game

7 Tomás Lezana
Continued to work hard throughout the game

6 Pablo Matera
Strong performance on defence and worked hard on the ground perhaps the best performer for the losing team on the day

5 Tomas Lavanini
Strong physical presence and continued to work on and off the ball

4 Guido Petti
Good work rate on defence and attack. Nice and physical

3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Struggled at scrums throughout the game

2 Augustin Creevy
Try very hard and at times got frustrated with his efforts. Very good line-out ball

1 Lucas Noguera
Had a few carries early on and did some defensive work. Struggled at scrums


23 Santiago Cordero (on for Orlando, 57th min)
Tried to bring a defensive presence but game was already loss

22 Juan Martin Hernandez (on for Sanchez, 53rd min)
Did not made an impact, mostly kicked away possession at times but defensively brought something else

21 Martín Landajo (on for Cubeli, 34th min)
Had a solid performance. Much calmer than his partner and good decision-making

20 Javier Desio (on for Matera, 51st min)
Defensively made an impact when he came on

19 Marcos Kremer (on for Lavanini, 51st min)
Tried to bring physicality on defence

18 Ramiro Herrera (on for Chaparro, 42nd min)
Struggled at scrums and was given a yellow card.  

17 Santiago García Botta (on for Noguera, 54th min)
Struggled at scrums

16 Julian Montoya (on for Creevy, 59th min)
Did not make an impact during his time on the field

By Jeremy Papier