Nicolas Sanchez (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Argentina on Friday thrashed Georgia 54-9 in their Pool C Rugby World Cup clash at Kingsholm in Gloucester.
As it happened: Argentina v Georgia
The Pumas ran in seven unanswered tries to also secure a vital bonus-point.
Georgia were in the game at half-time, trailing only 14-9, but when they lost skipper Mamuka Gorgodze early in the second half due to a yellow card, the Argentines took control.
They scored 21 unanswered points in Gorgodze’s absence and when he returned the game was lost as a contest.
Los Pumas’ next match is against Tonga in Leicester on October 4, while Georgia next face the All Blacks in Cardiff on October 23.
Tries: Santiago Cordero (2), Juan Imhoff (2) Tomas Lavanini, Tomas Cubelli, Martin Landajo
Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (3), Marcelo Bosch (2)
Penalties: Sanchez (2)
Drop goal: Sanchez
Penalties: Merab Kvirikashvili (3)
15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martin Hernandez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Marcos Ayerza
Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Javier Ortega Desio, 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
15 Merab Kvirikashvili, 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Merab Sharikadze, 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri, 10 Lasha Malaguradze, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (captain), 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 5 Konstantin Mikautadze, 4 Giorgi Nemsadze, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili
Substitutes: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili, 17 Karlen Asieshvili, 18 Levan Chilachava, 19 Levan Datunashvili, 20 Shalva Sutiashvili, 21 Giorgi Begadze, 22 Giorgi Pruidze, 23 Muraz Giorgadze