Argentina routs Uruguay
AMERICAS RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP: Argentina captain Lautaro Bavaro scored two tries Saturday to lead the hosts over Uruguay 35-10 in a showdown of the unbeaten, keeping Argentina atop the table.
Francisco Gorrissen, Julian Dominguez and replacement Nicolas Sbrocco added tries for Argentina, which took a bonus point to claim maximum points for the third match and improve to 3-0 for 15 points.
Uruguay, whose lone try was touched down by Tomas Inciarte, fell to 2-1 but stayed second on eight points in the six-team competition modeled after Europe’s Six Nations ahead of the later United States match against visiting Brazil.
Argentina, which routed defending champion United States two weeks ago, will attempt to complete an undefeated run to the title, which would be their first since 2016, with wins at Canada and winless Chile in their final two matches.
“It’s a good triumph but maybe we have that bitter taste of the bad second half we had,” Bavaro said.
“It will be very important to have a good recovery because the next game is played on Friday and that is why we must focus quickly on the match with Canada.”
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) February 23, 2019