June 21, 2024

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Pumas 7s beat New Zealand as Santiago Alvarez foregate returns.

Pumas 7s beat New Zealand as Santiago Alvarez foregate returns.

Argentina’s Sevens rugby team started their participation in the Sevens in Singapore with a loss against Australia and a stunning win against New Zealand.

It was the last leg of the Seven Series (World Team League) in which Las Pumas 7s once again had their captain Santiago Alvarez Fourcade from Bahia.

Precisely, the player trained at Sociedad Sportiva took part in both the loss against Australia in the opening match (26-19) and the resounding victory over New Zealand (33-5) in the second match.

Argentina’s tries against the Australians came via Santiago Mare, Matias Osatchuk and Gaston Reval, with Tobias Wade (2) adding the conversions.

There were also changes from Santiago Mare (2) and Tobias Wade (2) with tries from Rodrigo Isgro (2), German Schulz (2) and Tomás Elizalde against the New Zealanders.

The albiceleste have one more qualifying match in Zone A against Canada, scheduled this Saturday at dawn (3.48).

With the opening day’s results, the Santiago Gomez Cora-led team has moved behind Australia (2/0) to take the 2nd spot.

In other group games, New Zealand 22-Canada 17 and Australia 21-Canada 14.

The Pumas 7s are without their star player, tryman Marcos Moneta, who is recovering from right ankle surgery.

Anel poses below with number 26. Photo: FER.

With the seal of Ballyhoo

The Spanish women’s team started their participation in Singapore with two defeats.

Argentina’s Anal Fernandez Terenci, a former Ballyhoo club player, made his debut for Spain as a substitute against Canada.

Spain fell in both matches: 38-7 against New Zealand and 28-7 against the Canadians. There is a match against Ireland scheduled for this Saturday at 0:44 (our country time).

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