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.@Imhoffjuan & @santicordero15 shine as #ARG pile on 40 unanswered second-half points to beat #GEO #ARGvGEO #RWC2015 pic.twitter.com/CWoD36lz2D— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) September 25, 2015
.@Imhoffjuan & @santicordero15 shine as #ARG pile on 40 unanswered second-half points to beat #GEO #ARGvGEO #RWC2015 pic.twitter.com/CWoD36lz2D
Man of the Match at Kingsholm. Santiago Cordero. For me, #LosPumas fans have been incredible. #RWC2015— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) September 25, 2015
Man of the Match at Kingsholm. Santiago Cordero. For me, #LosPumas fans have been incredible. #RWC2015
#ARG add another quickfire 3 tries, that's 40 unanswered points this half. #ARG 54-9 #GEO Live http://t.co/qlcLKvC8FJ pic.twitter.com/y1hsElyRQW— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) September 25, 2015
#ARG add another quickfire 3 tries, that's 40 unanswered points this half. #ARG 54-9 #GEO Live http://t.co/qlcLKvC8FJ pic.twitter.com/y1hsElyRQW
77'- Bosch misses with his conversion attempt.
Argentina 54-9 Georgia
73'- CONVERSION slotted from the corner by Bosch.
Argentina 49-9 Georgia
That will be up there for try of the tournament from Santiago Cordero. Special finish from the Pumas flyer. #RWC2015— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) September 25, 2015
That will be up there for try of the tournament from Santiago Cordero. Special finish from the Pumas flyer. #RWC2015
71'- CONVERSION slotted by centre Marcelo Bosch.
Argentina 42-9 Georgia
66 | So close for Georgia! Sharikadze knocks it on over the line from Malaguradze's perfectly weighted grubber. [35-9] #ARGvGEO #RWC2015— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) September 25, 2015
66 | So close for Georgia! Sharikadze knocks it on over the line from Malaguradze's perfectly weighted grubber. [35-9] #ARGvGEO #RWC2015
64'- With a whole host of substitutions on, and with their skipper back on, Georgia have a bit more zest about them again.
Pity for them though, that yellow card killed off the game...
61'- PENALTIES CONCEDED
Raft of replacements for both sides. Gorgodze returns for the Georgians. [35-9] #ARGvGEO #RWC2015— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) September 25, 2015
Raft of replacements for both sides. Gorgodze returns for the Georgians. [35-9] #ARGvGEO #RWC2015
Santiago Cordero scores a beauty!Bonuspointtry for Los Pumas #ARG 35-9 #GEO— Breyton Paulse (@BreytonPaulse) September 25, 2015
Santiago Cordero scores a beauty!Bonuspointtry for Los Pumas #ARG 35-9 #GEO
53'- CONVERSION slotted by Sanchez.
Argentina 35-9 Georgia
53'- Right wing Santiago Cordero sprints from halfway to score under the posts!
It came off an Argentine lineout on halfway...
#ARG score 2 tries in 2 mins through Tomas Cubelli & Juan Imhoff to go 28-9 up. Live Blog ?? http://t.co/qlcLKvC8FJ pic.twitter.com/bZgB8kEryi— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) September 25, 2015
#ARG score 2 tries in 2 mins through Tomas Cubelli & Juan Imhoff to go 28-9 up. Live Blog ?? http://t.co/qlcLKvC8FJ pic.twitter.com/bZgB8kEryi
50'- Sanchez slots the CONVERSION from the corner.
Argentina 28-9 Georgia
47'- PENALTY slotted by Sanchez.
Argentina 21-9 Georgia
45'- NO TRY!
TMO Ben Skeen says the footage is inconclusive. Probably the correct call, no clear grounding was evident.
45'- TMO CALL: Argentina are over the line and it looks like a try for all money.
The TMO must decide...
It is going to be a HUGE day of rugby tomorrow, with three crucial games at #RWC2015. #SSRugby pic.twitter.com/8JyO1kEyMF— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) September 25, 2015
It is going to be a HUGE day of rugby tomorrow, with three crucial games at #RWC2015. #SSRugby pic.twitter.com/8JyO1kEyMF
Georgia came back into it at the end of the first half there.
They had 51% territory, while Argentina edged the possession stakes with 51%.
40'- Georgia end the half on the attack but a forward pass ends proceedings.
HALF-TIME: Argentina 14-9 Georgia
Fascinating battle between powerhouse number eights Facundo Isa and Mamuka Gorgodze. Few handbags. [14-9] #ARGvGEO #RWC2015— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) September 25, 2015
Fascinating battle between powerhouse number eights Facundo Isa and Mamuka Gorgodze. Few handbags. [14-9] #ARGvGEO #RWC2015
36'- Argentina sub: Centre Juan Martin Hernandez is replaced by Jeronimo De La Fuente.
Looks like a a groin or thigh injury for Hernandez.
That's a big blow for the Pumas!
34'- Sanchez slots an easy PENALTY attempt.
Argentina 14-9 Georgia
33'- A sniping break in midfield from Sanchez puts the Pumas hot on the attack inside the red zone.
They knock it on, but the referee goes back for a penalty.
There were two high tackles from Georgian players and they get a talking too...
And that's the match. Argentina could have had a penalty at the end there, but the referee opts to blow the final whistle. Georgia were not as bad as the scoreline suggests. The sending off of their captain early in the second half effectively ended their hopes.
Georgia trying to mount an attack, but it doesn't come to much. Their motivation understandably lacking at this point.
The conversion is wide.
TRY! ARGENTINA! IMHOFF! 54-9. Argentina back on the attack. A little kick through from Joaquin Tuculet neutralises the defence and the ball is recycled and sent out wide, allowing Juan Imhoff to jog over for a simple try.
CONVERSION! ARGENTINA! BOSCH! Brilliant conversion from Bosch from way out wide.
TRY! ARGENTINA! CORDERO! 47-9. Argentina have been ruthless in the second half. Santiago Cordero breaks free near the touchline and it's a straight sprint down the line, which the winger wins.
CONVERSION! ARGENTINA! BOSCH! 42-9. Centre Marcelo Bosch takes over the kicking duties because Sanchez has been replaced.
TRY! ARGENTINA! LANDAJO! Argentina set up the line-out in Georgia territory and they go all out on attack once more. Georgia seem powerless to stop their momentum. The ball goes through the phases and replacement scrumhalf Martin Landajo dives over from the ruck.
Unfortunately for Georgia, they concede the penalty in the scrum. Argentina clear.
Georgia very nearly score but the ball goes loose. They had the advantage and opt for the scrum, just metres out.
A rare period of possession for Georgia ends with a penalty. Kvirikashvili kicks for touch and Georgia have a line-out close to Argentina's tryline.
Line-out to Argentina not far from the Georgia 22. The South Americans fancying this contest now. They very nearly score again but the ball is lost right in front of the tryline. Frantic clearance from Georgia.
End to end stuff now as Georgia break free near the touchline. The move ends, however, and Argentina run right back at them.
What an incredibly expensive sending off that was for Georgia. Captain Gorgodze watched from the sidelines as Argentina scored those three tries. The replay from that yellow card showed he might have been a bit hard done by. He looked to be on his feet and competing for the ball.
CONVERSION! ARGENTINA! SANCHEZ! 35-9. Sanchez makes no mistake.
TRY! ARGENTINA! CORDERO! 33-9. And another. Argentina rampant now. A well worked backline move from the line-out does the trick. Santiago Cordero accepts the pass, beats the defender with a sidestep and touches down.
CONVERSION! ARGENTINA! SANCHEZ! 28-9. Two more points.
TRY! ARGENTINA! IMHOFF! Georgia's goose looks to be cooked. Argentina attack from way down the field, take it from right to left, and winger Juan Imhoff sprints free to deliver the killing blow.
CONVERSION! ARGENTINA! SANCHEZ! 21-9. The flyhalf adds the extras.
TRY! ARGENTINA! CUBELLI! 19-9. It''s taken quickly and Facundo Isa feeds scrum half Tomas Cubelli who runs over the line unchallenged. Argentina taking full advantage of their extra man there after Gorgodze''s sending off.
Argentina don't want the the three points. They set up the line-out and are back on the offensive. Are they over the line? TMO will decide. Footage is inconclusive, so it's a five-metre scrum to Argentina.
Sanchez breaks the line again and Georgia are scrambling in defence once more. They infringe in the ruck right on their own tryline and it''s a yellow card for eighth man Mamuka Gorgodze.
Wide sweeping move from Argentina from the ensuing line-out but Georgia bundle Santiago Cordero into touch on the far end.
And the second half is underway. Georgia were impressive in the last 20 minutes of the first period. They are in this game, but will Argentina's experience start to tell?
Early penalty to Argentina for another high tackle in the midfield. Referee has another word.
Frantic and physical stuff as Georgia go all out on attack. They take it through several phases, but Argentina's defence is solid. It finally ends with a long forward pass.
Drop goal attempt from Georgia. It's wide and the crowd doesn't like it.
Juan Martin Hernandez is substituted. Looks to be a groin or thigh injury. Jeronimo De La Fuente comes on in his place.
PENALTY! ARGENTINA! SANCHEZ! 14-9. Another three points for Argentina. Georgia got a talking to from the referee there for a couple of high tackles.
Sanchez breaks the line inside his own territory and carries it deep into the danger area. Georgia scramble in defence. The move ends with a knock-on but Argentina had the advantage and Sanchez lines up the kick.
PENALTY! GEORGIA! KVIRIKASHVILI! 11-9. Georgia convert to reduce the deficit to just two points.
Georgia on the attack! They send it wide before the forwards carry it up. And they get the penalty in the opposition 22. Georgia coming back strongly here.
Argentina looking to go wide whenever possible but their handling is letting them down. Georgia awarded a penalty for interference from Lavanini in the line-out.
Enterprising play from both teams, if a little loose. Possession changes hands several times before it ends in a line-out for Argentina just inside their own territory.
Frantic period of play as Argentina launch wave after wave of attack. Great defence by Georgia though and the ball goes loose and Georgia knock on. Scrum Argentina, just outside the opposition 22.
PENALTY! ARGENTINA! SANCHEZ! 11-6. The flyhalf adds the three points.
Argentina immediately on the attack from the restart and now Giorgi Tkhilaishvili is penalised for a high tackle. Replay shows there's nothing in that. Sanchez lining up the kick.
PENALTY! GEORGIA! KVIRIKASHVILI! 8-6. Brilliant kick. It has the line and it has the distance.
Two penalties in quick succession for Georgia. Good response from them in the last few minutes. Kvirikashvili has another chance from close to the halfway line.
PENALTY! GEORGIA! KVIRIKASHVILI! 8-3. The fullback makes no mistake from out in front.
Referee stops play to have a look at possible obstruction. Merab Kvirikashvili tried the chip and chase and was taken out by Matias Alemanno. TMO decides that's a penalty. Kvirikashvili to go for the poles.
Disappointment for Georgia as they make a hash of the line-out and Argentina can clear.
Another scrum penalty for Georgia, however - Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro not scrumming straight. Suddenly Georgia have a good attacking position after setting up the line-out.
Signs are ominous for Georgia here. Argentina are bossing matters up front and looking sharp at the back.
Sanchez misses with the conversion attempt from out wide.
TRY! ARGENTINA! LAVANINI! 8-0. The South Americans are all out on attack, moving it through the phases before taking it out wide, where the big man Tomas Lavanini is waiting to barrel over the line.
Argentina on the front foot and Juan Martin Hernandez tries to find touch behind the Georgia backs. Full back Merab Kvirikashvili is on hand to collect and produces a solid touch kick.
DROP GOAL! ARGENTINA! SANCHEZ! 3-0. Argentina set up the driving maul, but it's going nowhere. The ball goes out wide and Nicolas Sanchez goes for the drop goal. It's over!
Penalties flowing early. Viktor Kolelishvili penalised in the ruck and Argentina set up the line-out close to the Georgia tryline.
Early error from Argentina in the line-out but Georgia can't take advantage and knock on. Scrum Pumas in opposition territory.
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro penalised in the front row. Georgia can clear.
Argentina kicks off!
Hello and welcome to the Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, where Argentina are about to take on Georgia in this World Cup Pool C encounter.
Argentina are fielding a mostly unchanged side from the one that impressed in their opening loss to defending champs New Zealand. Another loss for the Pumas would see them exit the tournament, so they are taking no chances for this crucial encounter. Back rowers Facundo Isa and Juan Manuel Leguizamon come in for Leonardo Senatore and Pablo Matera respectively, while Guido Petti also misses out in the second row. In his place comes Matias Alemanno, while Javier Desio is included on the bench.
Georgia have made no changes from the team that saw off Tonga, with Mamuka Gorgodze again leading the side. Milton Haig has kept faith with the same 23 that impressed at Kingsholm on Saturday.
The anthems are underway. We're almost ready to go in Gloucester.
ARGENTINA 14 GEORGIA 9
ARGENTINA 54 GEORGIA 9
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