Argentina vs France, Buenos Aires

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Intercept King JDV, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Intercept King JDV

    Intercept King JDV Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    924
    Location:
    South Africa
    Country Flag:

    South Africa

    Club or Nation:

    Stormers

    Source

    Watched a bit of this game earlier and from what I saw Argentina was on fire!Contepomi was superb, scored two great tries."Super Mario" Ledesma also had a cracker!

    Much improve effort from Argentina then in the 2 previous games against Scotland that is for sure!
     
  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. TRF_SelimNiai

    TRF_SelimNiai 'Ark at ee mun!

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,701
    Location:
    Bemmy, Brizzle
    Country Flag:

    Wales

    Club or Nation:

    Bristol

    And that's a very strong French side too. Well done to Argentina and to the legend that is Contepomi.
     
  4. MichaelBoard

    MichaelBoard Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    480
    Location:
    South Wales
    Country Flag:

    Wales

    Superb by Argentina, didn't expect that
     
  5. TRF_Olyy

    TRF_Olyy English Arrogance

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    28,100
    Location:
    Lichfield(ish), UK
    Country Flag:

    England

    Club or Nation:

    Sale

    Ditto, especially on the back of two defeats to Scotland (though maybe that spurned them on?)
     
  6. Phlegm & Poise

    Phlegm & Poise Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    What an awful tour for the French! Thoroughly beasted by the Boks, then receiving the same sort of rogering by the Argentinians. Very disappointing after a decent year.

    I'm rather looking forward to the Argentinians joining up with the Tri-Nations sides in the future. Hopefully it'll give them some structure to develop consistency in selection which will lead to results. Am I right in thinking they've not yet scalped the ABs/Boks? Could be a grim year or two for them at first, thankfully the daffodils lining up in the front row for Australia should provide some easy meat for them to get their teeth into.
     
  7. dangandan

    dangandan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    515
    Location:
    Australia
    Country Flag:

    Ireland

    Club or Nation:

    Leinster

    what happened to juan martin hernandez?
     
  8. stiritup

    stiritup Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Country Flag:

    Argentina

    He is recovering from an injury
     
  9. Seaton

    Seaton Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,731
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom
    Club or Nation:

    Sharks

    I feel this puts Scotlands magnificent victories into light B)
     
  10. ikvat

    ikvat Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    Sud-Est
    Country Flag:

    France

    Club or Nation:

    Toulon

    This tour is a total disillusion, especially after a grand slam season. :huh:
    French players are perhaps too tired, but the constat is that we can't compete against major nations when two or tree key players are missing.

    Felipe Contepomi is a fantastic player.
     
  11. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    272
    Location:
    France
    Country Flag:

    France

    Completely true
    This tour showed that whatever the scrum/fly halves are (Parra/Trinh-Duc, Yachvili/Skrela or Beauxis) the team is fragile without Jauzion and bastareaud centers, and also players like Harinordoquy and Chabal.
     
  12. SavageLez

    SavageLez Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    469
    Location:
    South Africa
    Country Flag:

    South Africa

    Club or Nation:

    Western Province

    I agree, in a post earlier last week I stated as much. Scotland did not get the recognition due for their 2 x great performances againt the Pumas! Scotland are playing good rugby, they are just missing 1 or 2 game breakers to make them really successful. We must not forget that they also recently beat Aus 9-8 in their last outing against eachother.
     
  13. veux

    veux Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    202
    Country Flag:

    Great Britain

    Conclusively proving that Scotland should have won the 6nations...
     
  14. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    272
    Location:
    France
    Country Flag:

    France

    Well, didn't see theses two matches and not to take away any credit to Scotland, the Pumas were not extraordinary exept in hunger and 2 or 3 individualities like Contepomi*. France were awfull, desastrous.
    TOP 14 calendar doesn't excuse everything, even if the numerous Pumas playing also there were not as booked as Les bleus all along the year (no 6N, and Hcup orTOP14 playoffs for many of them). Question is how can we so easily let down when taked down by the score (3rd time taking 40 pts in the late 15 months), and loose all kind of motivations.

    *Talking about Contepomi, I didn't see him this season with Toulon running in the defense so easily...
     
  15. Prestwick

    Prestwick Airhornsman

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    563
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Country Flag:

    UK

    Club or Nation:

    Saracens

    You have to say that this has been a really successful series for Argentina. Theres been a lot of competitive rugby between strong teams in front of packed audiences. One more than the usual two games for Argentina also means moar dolla dolla in the ARU's bank accounts.

    If they get three tests a summer + 4N games that means they'll be playing five or six times in Argentina against strong sides which is unprecedented in Argentinian rugby history post 1996!!!
     
  16. Seaton

    Seaton Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,731
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom
    Club or Nation:

    Sharks

    Aye, but you said the Scots should be ranked higher than 7th, which they shouldn't, the Scots might have beaten some decent teams, but I would never say "Scotland has a better team than Ireland, Wales, N Zealand, S Africa, Australia, France, England"
    That would be ignorant and silly
     
Enjoyed this thread? Register to post your reply - click here!

Share This Page