LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_argentina-ed Argentina

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Thumb_scotland-ed Scotland

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Kick-off local time : Fri, 20 June 2014 - 16h10
Kick-off : Fri, 20 June 2014 - 21h10
Venue : Córdoba
Referee : John Lacey (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  Argentina Scotland
Tries Javier Desio (14min) and Joaquin Tuculet (61min) Stuart Hogg (8min) and Henry Pyrgos (74min)
Penalties Nicolas Sánchez (43min) and Nicolas Sánchez (58min) Duncan Weir (55min), Duncan Weir (71min), and Duncan Weir (79min)
Conversions Duncan Weir (8min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs Nicolas Sánchez (29min)
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

Incredible end as Scotland claim 3 from 3 on their tour so far! Join u tomorrow for some big internationals - Australia face France while New Zealand host the English, finally we wrap up with the Springboks taking on the Welsh

80

Argentina secure the kick-off and have one last chance... the ball comes the Sanchez deep in the pocket, he is under pressure and sends it wide! that is FULL TIME! Scotland snatch a dramatic victory!

79

The Scots drive well from their maul, it gets them a penalty about 40 metres out, giving Weir another shot to take the game... Weir slots the PENALTY when it matters most!

77

Martín Landajo sneaks his way under the Scottish defense but he gets isolated as the Scots swarm - the visitors win a penalty as they look to get into the right side of the pitch with time counting down

74

The Pumas defense is relentless as Harley gets shunted back towards his 22, but the ball gets swung wide to Seymour's wing who does well to break more tackles along the touch line, he in turn offloads to Pyrgos who gets in for the TRY. Weir cannot add the relatively simple conversion which would have seen his team in front!

71

Scotland get a chance to claw their way back into striking position as Weir lines up a 45 metre PENALTY - it is a solid kick getting them within 6

69

Scotland losing more momentum now as the Pumas get another penalty which sees them deeper into the Scots half with a good kick

67

The Scots set another maul but as the ball comes to ground the Pumas pinch the ball and squander the Scots chance at points - they exit well as the kick is knocked on by the Scots nearer the middle of the park

65

The Scots secure the line-out as the forwards get a little white-line fever - eventually it is swung to the backs but there is another penalty coming

63

Another strong Scottish scrum, but it is slow ball as it emerges from the base - the visitors go blind side as Seymour does well to chip and chase. The Scots have a penalty and a decision to make - Weir steps up sends the ball into touch for an attacking line- out

61

TRY - Joaquín Tuculet has just come onto the field and bagged a try, Sanchez has a great bit of vision to fins the substitute winger with a skip pass, he does well to step away from two defenders to slide over the line. Sanchez cannot convert

58

The Pumas have a change to snatch back those three points as Sanchez lines up another long range penalty - this one on half way - his strike is good as the PENALTY kick sails over

55

The Scots getting closer now as they look to be more clinical close to the line. It is slow ball as Scotland look to reform their attack - 22 phases later and they are 5 metres out before the ref brings them back for a penalty - Weir knocks over the simple PENALTY kick

52

Sanchez wastes some good possession by taking his eyes off a pass in the midfield - it is a Scotland scrum which is steady enough, the ball is brought down through De Luca as the Scots look to get through some phases

49

The Scots get their driving maul going now as they suck in defenders before sending it out to the backs - De Luca gets isolated and is penalised for not releasing the ball as the Pumas clear their lines again

47

Cross gets caught floating offsides as the Pumas have a chance to exit their half with a relieving penalty - they set the lineout on the on the right side of their 22

45

Scotland put in a little dab as the fullback picks up and tries to evade the oncoming tacklers - he is caught as Scotland turn the ball over just 5 metres out, the ball is swung to the wings but it is a bad pass that gout out - wasted shot!

43

An early chance for Sanchez to further his teams lead as he sends over a long-range PENALTY right after the break

41

We are back for the SECOND HALF as Sanchez kicks off!

40

The Scots set a driving maul but the Pumas defense is ferocious as they force a turn over, the ball is soon last however as Scotland attack again - the Pumas concede a penalty as Weir steps up for the penalty kick which slides wide. That is HALF TIME

38

The stats so far speak of a very even match as does the score line as Scotland get a chance to exit their half with a penalty kick, Weir sets them up just about on the 22 as the Scots amble up for their line-out

36

The Pumas get themselves just inside the Scots half when the ball comes back to the flyhalf who has another crack at a drop goal - but it is wide

35

Another tighthead for the Scots as the Pumas took to long to get the ball out - it is all wasted when the ball is put on a diagonal kick that is out on the full - Pumas attacking line out

33

The Pumas happy to keep it with the forwards as they look to punch some holes and find some space, the ball floats out to the backs as Seymour tries an intercept - but it is knocked on

31

As Scotland continue their attack the Pumas look to play the game in the other half, a good kick puts Ford's throw under pressure but it is well won and as the visitors send the ball back to the Puma's fullback

29

Pumas win their line-out and slowly work through the phases around the 22. The ball gets sent out to the pocket where Sanchez is waiting to pop over a DROP GOAL

27

Pumas win the ball and boot it high, it is well dealt with by Seymour but again the Scots are penalized thanks to some strong Pumas defense. Sanchez again kicks up field to set an attacking line-out

25

Hogg attempts a run from the back and makes some good yards, the ball comes for Low who releases the backline as the Scots barge into the Puma's 22. The ball is slowed as the forwards take it up a few phases, eventually it is handed to Seymour who runs out of room - Puma's line-out

23

The Scots secure the scrum and look to crash through their big centres and outside backs, it is a wasted opportunity however as the Pumas get a penalty for Low not releasing the ball, Sanchez boots the ball clear

21

Pumas get a let off as the ball is knocked on in the line out by the Scots, they still have to do with a defensive scrum about 7 metres out. It is a battle but De la Vega comes away with it and runs back into traffic, the ball becomes stuck so it is now a Scottish attacking scrum

19

Puma's starting to find their feet now in attack, Hogg is forced to kick the ball back and give the Argentineans an attacking line out about 40 metres out, the ball is poached and weir sends it down field

17

Seymour is all over the place as he takes a crash ball in midfield, he tries to offload but it goes forward - Puma's scrum. Better this time from Argentina, they go blind through Amorosino, his chip is too long as the Scots dot it down for a 22

14

The ball is swung out through the hands until it finds the flank Desio on the wing, he has an open run in as he dives into the corner for the TRY! Sánchez's first kick is poor as it doesn't curl round enough

13

Seymour gets the ball again down his blind wing and finds mountains of space, he chips the fullback but the bounce of the ball is cruel as the Pumas now counter attack - the ball is loose as the Pumas look to take advantage, now 5 metres out

12

Weir's penalty is not out as the Pumas return the kick - it gives Hogg a chance to make sure as he gives the Pumas a line-out in their half

10

The Pumas have their first scrum which is turned into a tight head by a solid Scottish scrum, the ball comes loose quickly though and the Pumas have it again as they attack for the first time - they manage to reach the 22 before conceding a penalty for entering the ruck from the side

8

TRY - Great run down the blind side by Seymour who brushes off two would-be tacklers, he is wise enough to offload to Stuart Hogg on his inside who is over the line untouched. Weir's CONVERSION is good from a tough angle

6

Scotland have another scrum as the Pumas rush their defense and knock on, it is steady as Hart gets the ball to the Scottish backs. The Puma's defense is strong, especially in the tackle - Weir tries a grubber round the back of the advancing defensive line but it rolls harmlessly into touch - of a Puma's player - Scotland continue to attack

4

Horne looks to smash it up the middle but is stopped dead, knocking on the ball in the process, it is another penalty, this time to the Pumas as they set a line out on halfway

2

First scrum of the game comes about thanks to a Pumas knock on. Ross Ford in the middle of the Scottish pack becomes the all-time most capped Scottish hooker today. The referee quickly gives the traveling Scots a penalty from the scrum as Weir sets a line out

0

We are underway as Duncan Weir kicks off onto the Pumas!

-5

It is still bright in sunny at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Córdoba for this afternoon kick-off. Much of the impressive crowd having to shield their eyes from the sun

-10

Scotland, under new coach Vern Cotter, have split their tour, with only a handful of those who were involved in the North American leg staying on for the second batch of games - against the Pumas and Springboks after that.

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Argentina have lost their last two encounters against Ireland are are slowly slipping down the rankings - however not too much can be read into this with the majority of their squad based at home. The Argentinean stars have not been included in the mid-year tour - the focus being on rebuilding the team from the bottom up.

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Welcome to this first international of the weekend as Argentina take on Scotland. The Scots got their international season off to a good start then they beat the USA in a solid display two weeks again. The game against Canada was a different story, a late Laidlaw penalty was just enough to see the Scots home by two points
Argentina
Players
15 Joaquin Tuculet
14 Juan Imhoff
13 Horacio Agulla
12 Juan Martin Hernandez
11 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Leonardo Senatore
7 Benjamin Macome
6 Rodrigo Baez
5 Tomas Lavaninni
4 Mariano Galarza
3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
2 Agustin Creevy
1 Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes
23 Jerónimo de la Fuente
22 Marcelo Bosch
21 Tomas Cubelli
20 Javier Desio
19 Matías Alemanno
18 Ramiro Herrera
17 Bruno Postiglioni
16 Matías Cortese
Scotland
Players
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Sean Maitland
13 Nick de Luca
12 Peter Horne
11 Tommy Seymour
10 Duncan Weir
9 Henry Pyrgos
8 Adam Ashe
7 Chris Fusaro
6 Robert Harley
5 Grant Gilchrist
4 Tim Swinson
3 Geoff Cross
2 Ross Ford
1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes
23 Peter Murchie
22 Dougie Fife
21 Grayson Hart
20 Tyrone Holmes
19 Jonny Gray
18 Euan Murray
17 Moray Low
16 Kevin Bryce