Tests: Scotland topple Argentina – L’Équipe

At the end of a completely unbridled match, sometimes messy but always spectacular, Scotland won. Indeed, reduced to twelve in the 52nd after two consecutive yellow cards (49th against Matias Alemanno, 50th against Tomas Lavanini) depriving her of her second-line holders, and the red card (23rd) inflicted earlier in this match on Marcos Kremer for a very dangerous percussion, Argentina was clearly inclined (52-29), Saturday at Murrayfield.

But before that, she had found the resources to score a try through Emiliano Boffelli (52nd) after a breakthrough and cross pass for eighty meters… At that moment, the score was 24-22 in favor of the Scots , euphoric in the wake of their opening half Finn Russell.

Graham scored a hat-trick

Balanced, this match saw Scotland take time off (28th, 19-8) after his third try, signed Darcy Graham. But just before the break, Argentina had made up for part of their delay (19-15). In the second half, fighting and solid in the scrum at seven against eight, the Argentinians nevertheless ended up cracking at the end of a match peppered with clashes unworthy of the international level (yellow cards against the Argentinian pillar Thomas Gallo and the Scottish captain Jamie Ritchie at the 63rd).

In numerical superiority early in this part, the XV du Chardon indeed found spaces (test of Cameron Redpath in the 68th, of Stuart Hogg in the 74th and hat-trick of Graham in the 77th) against Pumas who hung on until at the end, evidenced by their test, six minutes after the end of regulation time.

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