Friday, February 20, 2009
Argentina produced a fantastic win at the USA Sevens tournament in San Diego this past weekend. Beating England 19-14 in the final, they won only their second ever Sevens World Series title.
Behind 14-5 at halftime, the Pumas came back strongly with tries from Martin Rodrigues and Lucas Amorosino, before their defence muscled up to hold England at bay for a full five minutes.
Tom Biggs and Ben Gollings had both scored first-half tries for England, either side of one by Argentina captain Santiago Gomez Cora.
Argentina's Duncan Forrester said even he was surprised to win this tournament.
Forrester said normally people expect South Africa, New Zealand and England to win these tournaments, but he thinks they were in good form after a good performance in Wellington.
The win opens up the race for the 2008-09 World Series, as England and South Africa are now joint-top on 60 points, eight clear of New Zealand on 52. Argentina lie fourth with 48 ahead of Fiji, Kenya and the USA, who take 12 points from their home event.
Note: If you're in the US and would like to see coverage of the event for the first time ever on a national broadcaster, check out ABC's show this Sunday at 5pm EST. More info here .
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