Tremendous pumas: they beat the All Blacks in the Hamilton Seven, coming back from 0-12

the Argentine rugby team The CougarsI achieve this sunday a feat that will remain among his best memories, when he became champion of the Hamilton Sevens in New Zealandnone other than against the powerful All Blacks. The great Argentine victory was enhanced by the scoring procedure, since they lost 0-12 and in a colossal comeback they ended up winning 14-12. Santiago Gómez Cora’s team, bronze medalist at the last Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, got tries from Santiago Álvarez Fourcade (9′) and Marcos Moneta (12′), converted by Santiago Vera Feld and Tobías Wade, respectively.

the all blacks, world ranking leaders and maximum champions of the specialty with 13 titles, they took the lead with tries from Akuila Rokolisoa (4′), Roderick Solo (8′) and a conversion from Akuila Rokolisoa (8′).

The suspense for the result will be damaged until the final moment, when in the last play of the game played at the FMG Stadium, the locals were able to win it with a ball supported by Brady Rush in the Argentine in goalplay that the Portuguese referee Paulo Duarte sanctioned as a knock-on after reviewing the play in the TMO.

The judge’s decision used the outburst of the Argentine players, who were protagonists of the fourth consecration in 16 finals played by the World Sevens Circuit.

The Pumas 7s were champions for the first time in Oceania after consecrating the previous three times in North America: Los Angeles 2004, San Diego 2009, in the United States, and Vancouver 2022, in Canada. The Argentine record also includes 12 silver medals and 21 bronze since the competition’s inception in 1999.

Fullback Gastón Revol, the player with the most games played with Los Pumas 7s, thought that “words are superfluous” to describe what was achieved in Hamilton at dawn in Argentina. “We are happy. Winning a tournament is already difficult, and on top of that, doing it against the All Blacks in the final and in New Zealand, there is no doubt that it is something dreamed of. This is a historic achievement, and we are very happy”, manufactured.

On the development of the match, the Cordoba summed up: “We started with a few small mistakes, it was a little uphill for us, but at halftime we said it was the best second half of the year, to go out and fight, to turn it around. That’s how it was: we were able to turn around and then luckily we held on and we took the title.”


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