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STANDINGS A nine-try win over #NAM confirms #ARG finish in second place behind #NZL in Pool C #RWC2015 pic.twitter.com/AQwlBJvCJn— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 11, 2015
STANDINGS A nine-try win over #NAM confirms #ARG finish in second place behind #NZL in Pool C #RWC2015 pic.twitter.com/AQwlBJvCJn
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FULL-TIME: Argentina 64-19 Namibia
81'- Replacement prop Johnny Redelinghuys gets the chance to kick the conversion. It's his last moment in Test rugby.
His attempt hits the posts, but it's not powerful enough or high enough to go over...
75'- CONVERSION slotted by Socino.
Argentina 64-14 Namibia
#ARGvNAM man of the match nominees - vote
#MOTM1 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
#MOTM2 Matías Moroni
#MOTM3 Horacio Agulla pic.twitter.com/B3eNl87Jty— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 11, 2015
#ARGvNAM man of the match nominees - vote
#MOTM1 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
#MOTM2 Matías Moroni
#MOTM3 Horacio Agulla pic.twitter.com/B3eNl87Jty
69'- CONVERSION slotted by inside centre Juan Pablo Socino.
Argentina 57-14 Namibia
65'- Oh wait, NO TRY!
The TMO has spotted a forward pass earlier in the move and the players will come back for a Namibian scrum deep inside the Argentina half...
65'- Juan Imhoff rounds off another great team try behind the posts.
What a terrific score. It started from deep inside the Namibian half...
65'- CONVERSION slotted by Gonzalez Iglesias.
Argentina 50-14 Namibia
BUSY DAY AT THE OFFICE: 57 points scored, 8 tries & 855 metres made in 60 minutes #ARGvNAM pic.twitter.com/RlTGGLXoVj— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 11, 2015
BUSY DAY AT THE OFFICE: 57 points scored, 8 tries & 855 metres made in 60 minutes #ARGvNAM pic.twitter.com/RlTGGLXoVj
Postales de esta victoria parcial de #LosPumas en la #RWC2015, cerrando la etapa de grupos pic.twitter.com/lxA6YXAYDm— UnionArgentinaRugby (@unionargentina) October 11, 2015
Postales de esta victoria parcial de #LosPumas en la #RWC2015, cerrando la etapa de grupos pic.twitter.com/lxA6YXAYDm
52'- YELLOW CARD for Marcelo Bosch.
He is very lucky, that should have been red!
51'- Prop forward Johnny Redelinghuys is now on for Namibia.
It's his 50th Test cap. He is the most capped Namibian international!
TRY Matias Alemanno uses all of his 6 ft 6 inches to dive over for #ARG & @santi_iglesias2' extras delivers a 43-14 lead #ARGvNAM— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 11, 2015
TRY Matias Alemanno uses all of his 6 ft 6 inches to dive over for #ARG & @santi_iglesias2' extras delivers a 43-14 lead #ARGvNAM
49'- CONVERSION slotted by Gonzalez Iglesias.
Argentina 43-14 Namibia
46' - CONVERSION slotted by Kotze.
Argentina 36-14 Namibia
44'- ATTACKING METRES MADE
Welcome back for the second half!
Hernandez gets play started...
An action-packed, six-try first 40 mins between #ARG and #NAM in Leicester. Follow live http://t.co/AhJdK7AU8n pic.twitter.com/T1RorJQYhD— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 11, 2015
An action-packed, six-try first 40 mins between #ARG and #NAM in Leicester. Follow live http://t.co/AhJdK7AU8n pic.twitter.com/T1RorJQYhD
HALF-TIME: Argentina 36-7 Namibia
Join us in about 15 minutes for the second half...
40' - CONVERSION slotted by Gonzalez Iglesias.
40'- TRY awarded!
Lucas Noguera Paz is awarded with the try. The ball was knocked backwards by an Argentina player earlier in the move...
It's his 2nd international try.
40'- TMO CALL
Argentina prop Lucas Noguera Paz is over, but the TMO called upon for a possible knock on earlier in the move.
TRY, NAMIBIA, JANTJIES. 64-19. Namibia make the turnover inside the Pumas 22. Uanivi breaks free and offloads to Jantjies who scores a conciliation try!
Replacement prop Johnny Redelinghuys takes the conversion but it's a poor strike by the bulky prop. That's the game!
ARGENTINA 64 NAMIBIA 19
Namibia win a free kick at the scrum and they take the quick tap. They make little headway, and now they force the kock on. This has not been Namibia's day!
Cubelli gives a box kick, but no one chases as the ball rolls over the dead ball line.
Namibia run themselves out of danger, but good counter rucking sees Argentina make a turnover just outside Namibia's 22.
YELLOW CARD, NAMIBIA, DU PLESSIS. Tinus Du Plessis will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for taking out Bosch in the air from the restart.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SOCINO. 64-14
TRY, ARGENTINA, CUBELLI. 62-14. Namibia are obliterated at the scrum. Imhoff breaks free down the right hand touch line. They win a penalty inside Namibia''s 22 and they take a quick tap. Tomas Cubelli picks up from the base of the ruck and scores a pushover try!
Namibia going through the phases just outside Argentina's 22. It comes to nothing as they spill the ball in contact.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SOCINO. 57-14. Socino adds the extras from the kicking tee.
TRY, ARGENTINA, MONTOYA. 55-14. Argentina back on the attack and Imhoff breaks clear and takes play up to Namibia's 22. The Pumas swing the ball wide to Pablo Socino who offloads to Montoya in the gap and crashes over! Now Argentina are running away with it
End to end stuff by the Pumas. Hard to keep up!
Brilliant try!!! Argentina gather the restart and take play up to Namibia''s half with slick passing. Imhoff scores under the sticks! No try! Pablo Socino''s pass was forward.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ IGLESIAS. 50-14.
TRY, ARGENTINA, SENATORE. 48-14.
Argentina take play up to Namibia half with slick interplay passing. Senatore gather a pass in midfield and he scores under the stick. Brilliant try!!
Namibia gathers a loose pass and they win a penalty at the deck after the Pumas are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown. Kotze misses touch however.
Namibia searching for another try as they go through the phases 5 metres from Argentina's try-line. Argentina make the turnover however and take play up to halfway.
Argentina win a tight head and they are quick to pounce as they take play up to Namibia's half, but it comes to nothing as they are pinged for holding onto the ball on the deck.
Argentina swing the ball wide but the pass from Gonzalez Amorosino to Agulla is forward and Namibia now have a scrum on halfway.
Argentina play the advantage after a knock on by Namibia, but they make little headway however. Scrum Argentina on halfway.
Namibia''s driving maul is brought to ground and now they go through the phases with their hard running forwards. Kotze gives a lovely inside ball to Damens who is almost through it comes to nothing, however as Argentina scoop up a loose pass and take play up to halfway.
Namibia swing the ball wide to Tromp who steps and beats two defenders. He is brought down inches away from the try-line as he stretches to dot the ball down, but he spills the ball in the process. So close!
YELLOW, ARGENTINA, BOSCH. Marcelo Bosch will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for a tip tackle on Kotze.
The Pumas attack from deep inside their own half. Isa now spills the ball and Namibia have an attacking scrum just outside Argentina's 22.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ IGLESIAS. 43-14.
TRY, ARGENTINA, ISA. 41-14. Namibia are caught offside and landajo takes the quick tap. Isa picks up from the base of the ruck and scores a push over try!
Damens spills the restart. Attacking scrum for the Pumas just outside Namibia's 22.
CONVERSION, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 36-14. Kotze adds the extras from the kicking tee.
TRY, NAMIBIA, GREYLING. 36-12. Buitendag almost slips through a pap. Good counter ruck by the Pumas who make the turnover. They swing the ball wide, but they spill the ball and Greyling scoops the ball up from the deck. He races away and scores under the sticks
Deysel spills the ball down the left hand touch-line. Hernandez finally clears after a few phases and finds touch just short of halfway.
Namibia set up a driving maul and now they spread the ball wide taking play up to Argentina's half.
Namibia win a penalty after Argentina are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown.
Argentina gather the kick off inside Namibia's 22. They play the advantage after a knock on by Namibia.
TRY, ARGENTINA, NOGUERA. 34-7. Metera spills the ball in contact but the ball is lost backwards and Noguera picks up the loose ball on the deck and he crashes over for a easy try! Easy try!
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ IGLESIAS. 36-7. Gonzalez Iglesias adds the extras and that's the first half as the players head into the shed for a well deserved break!
ARGENTINA 36 NAMIBIA 7
Hernandez gets the second half underway!
Namibia regather the restart. Engels power forward. He spills the ball in contact and now the Pumas counter and take play up to Namibia's 22.
Gonzalez Iglesias has the distance but not the direction as just misses his conversion kick.
TRY, ARGENTINA, ISA. 29-7. The Pumas rumble forward with their driving maul and try! Isa goes over from the back of the maul in the right hand corner for the bonus point try.
The Pumas are going through the phases, but they make little headway and good rush defence forces them to spill the ball in contact. Namibia scrum inside their 22.
Referee Pascal Gauzere's gives the two captains a lecture after a scuffle at the scrum between Alemanno and Engels
Deysel is pinged for a dangerous clean-out on Matera around the neck. Just a penalty! Line-out Argentina 5 metres from Namibia's try-line.
Namibia trying to run themselves out of trouble and they do! Now Buitendag launches a bomb and Tromp nearly gathers. The TMO will have a quick look for foul play.
We have our second reset scrum.
Kotze launches a bomb and Gonzalez Amorosino takes the quick tap after making the mark inside his 22. He takes play up to Namibia''s 22 as he slices through the defence. He spills the ball however after being brought to ground and Namibia can breath again.
Argentina going through the phases patiently. They spread the ball wide to Moroni who's races away, but the referee Pascal Gauzere says the pass was forward.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ IGLESIAS. 24-7.
TRY, ARGENTINA AGULLA. 22-7. Argentina make another turnover and now they go through the phases inside Namibia's 22. The ball goes wide to Agulla who crosses and scores under the sticks!
Matera takes play up into Namibia's 22. He hand offs two players and nearly scores, but he is thumped into touch inches away from the try-line.
Argentina scrum on halfway.
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ IGLESIAS. 17-7.
TRY, ARGENTINA, MORONI. 15-7. Landajo feeds to Moroni from the line-out. He breaks four tackles and scores under the sticks. Poor defence by Namibia!
Namibia surge forward with their maul and now Buitendag launches a bomb and Namibia manages to gather the kick just outside the Pumas 22. They give away a penalty, however at the deck.
Now we have some aerial ping-pong. Gonzalez Amorosino finally finds touch on halfway.
Sloppy by the Pumas as they yet again spill the ball. A bit too hasty at the moment from the Pumas.
The Pumas are on the front foot now as they take play up to Namibia's half, but it comes to nothing as Namibia make the turnover.
CONVERSION, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 10-7. Kotze adds the extras from the kicking tee.
TRY, NAMIBIA,TROMP. 10-5. The Pumas running the ball from deep after gathering the restart. They spill the ball and Tromp gathers the loose pass and dots down under the sticks.
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ IGLESIAS. 10-0. Gonzalez Iglesias stretches the Pumas lead.
The Pumas are full of running as they attack from deep. They win a penalty on the deck and Hernandez finds touch just outside Namibia's 22.
Good build up by the Pumas, but it comes to nothing as they spill the ball. Namibia have a scrum inside their 22. The TMO will have a quick look for foul play.
YELLOW CARD, NAMIBIA, GREYLING. Greyling will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for a shoulder charge on Hernandez. Big blow for Namibia!
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ IGLESIAS. 7-0. Gonzalez Iglesias adds the extras from the kicking tee.
TRY, ARGENTINA, HERNANDEZ. 5-0. Buitendag launches a bomb and now the Pumas counter from deep. Moroni hits a gap and his through he offloads to Herandez on his inside and he dots down under the sticks. Easy try!
Shocker by Gonzalez Iglesias who misses right in-front of poles.
Good rush defence by the Pumas. Namibia struggling to get over the advantage line. The Pumas make a turnover and now they attack inside Namibia's 22. They win a penalty after Namibia are caught in an offside position.
Gonzalez Iglesias will have a shot at goal.
Kotze clears and finds touch on halfway. Argentina take the quick line-out, but they make a hash of it. Line-out Namibia.
Argentina gather the kick off and now they take play up to Namibia's 22. They spill the ball in contact, however. Scrum Namibia. but what a start by the Pumas though!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool C Rugby World Cup encounter between Argentina and Namibia from Leicester City Stadium in Leicester . We'll return shortly with team news.
Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made 11 changes to his starting XV for today's clash with Namibia in Leicester.
Scrum-half Martin Landajo will captain the side and is joined by lock Guido Petti, blindside flanker Pablo Matera, and Matias Moroni as the only players who retain their places in the run-on side that beat Tonga 45-16 on Sunday.
Moroni switches from outside centre to left wing.
Amongst the backs, Juan Martin Hernandez returns to action after injury at fly-half and fellow veteran Horacio Agulla,starts on the left wing. They account for 115 caps in the line-up against Namibia, nearly one third of Argentina's total.
Agulla has started 11 of Argentina's 12 matches at the last two Rugby World Cups but this will be his first time in the starting XV here.
Centre Juan Pablo Socino will also appear for the first time at this Rugby World Cup and all of Argentina's squad will have played at least once after this match.
First-choice captain Agustin Creevy has been named amongst the replacements as Julian Montoya gets a rare start at hooker.
Namibia Coach Phil Davies has made eleven changes to the starting line-up that lost 17-16 to Georgia on Wednesday. Torsten van Jaarsveld, Tjiuee Uanivi, Theuns Kotzé and Chrysander Botha retain their spot in the starting line-up.
The eleven changes are the most Namibia have made between successive matches in the same World Cup campaign.
Jacques Burger is not in the 23 as he retired after being concussed early in the game against Georgia, in which he equalled Hugo Horn's team record for most RWC appearances (11).
Johnny Redelinghuys, Tinus du Plessis and Eugene Jantjies all might join Burger and Horn on eleven should they come on as replacements.
In the absence of Burger, Rohan Kitshoff will captain the side and for the first time since 2007 the Welwitschias will be skippered by someone other than Burger in a World Cup match.
Uanivi and Kotzé have played the full 240 minutes of Namibia's RWC 2015 campaign so far.
The teams are on the field for the anthems. Please stand!
Here we go. Theuns Kotze gets us underway!
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