Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Georgia Front Up To Argentina

The Argentines had a quick turn round from their bruising game in Paris, and although Georgia are not one of Europe's top tier nations, they are very physical and really stood up to the South Americans, who must have been tired with only 5 days since their last run out.

[Georgia show some flair against France in the 2005 IRB London Sevens]

After 27 minutes, the two teams were still level at 3-all. The Georgian defence was immense, with Argentina having one chance under the posts. It wasn't until 47 minutes that Lucas Borges [right] crossed for the first of his brace of tries, the second coming just ten minutes later. Felipe Contepomi converted the first to take Argentina ahead.

Georgia's Irakli Machkhaneli had a fantastic game, as did their big lock Mamuka Gorgodze. However, it was Argentina's lock Patricio Albacete [left] who made the next score, storming over the line at 71 minutes.

Three minutes later, Georgia's other lock, Ilia Zedginidze made a try-saving tackle, but just into injury time, Martin Aramburu went over the line for the all-important 4th try, giving the Argentines that vital bonus point, and leaving the final score at 33-3.

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