Saturday, September 08, 2007
Argentina upset hosts France in the opening game of the 2007 Rugby World Cup last night.
It was a scrappy encounter in which France looked totally unprepared amazingly, showing a lack of ability to change gameplan when needed.
Argentina showed great guts and commitment though, tackling for their lives and desperate to once again make the point that they should be taken seriously in world rugby.
Fullback Ignacio Corletto finished off this try after a loose pass from the french. Showing great pace and a brilliant running line, Corletto effectively put the game beyond reach of the favourites.
After holding off the hapless French in the last 10 minutes, when the final whistle blew the underdogs showed true elation, but didn't get too carried away, with captain and fearless leader Augustin Pichot calming them down and reinforcing the fact that theres a whole lot more work to be done in this tournament.
The Argentinians have arrived.