Georgia

Pumas bounce back against Georgia

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:54
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Argentina came back from a 9-12 half-time deficit to beat Georgia 29-18 in a one-off Test on Saturday.

The win for the Pumas came after they had suffered back-to-back defeats to England - 3-32 and 26-51 - over the previous two weekends.

Martin Bustos Moyano kicked 24 points for Argentina with their only try coming in the closing stages from Thomas Cubelli.

For Georgia, fullback Beka Tsiklauri kicked 15 points from four penalties and a drop-goal, while Lasha Malaguradze completed his side's scoring with another penalty after 72 minutes.

Argentina's next international action will be in the four-nation Rugby Championship alongside world champions New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Scorers:

For Argentina:
Try:
Cubelli
Pens: Moyano 8

For Georgia:
Pens:
Tsiklauri 4, Malaguradze
DG: Tsiklauri

Teams:

Argentina: 15 Martín Bustos Moyano, 14 Belisario Agulla, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Gonzalo Tiesi (captain), 11 Tomás Carrió, 10 Benjamín Madero, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Benjamín Macome, 7 Tomás De la Vega, 6 Rodrigo Báez, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 Esteban Lozada, 3 Maximiliano Bustos, 2 Martín García Veiga, 1 Guillermo Roan.
Replacements: 16 Mauricio Guidone, 17 Bruno Postiglioni, 18 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 19 Tomás Vallejos Cinalli, 20 Tomás Leonardi, 21 Martín Landajo, 22 Benjamín Urdapilleta, 23 Gabriel Ascárate.

Georgia: 15 Beka Tsiklauri, 14 Irakli Machkhaneli (captain), 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Merab Sharikadze, 11 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 10 Lasha Khmaladze, 9 Giorgi Begadze, 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 7 Viktror Kolelishvili, 6 Shalva Sutiashvili, 5 Levan Datunashvili, 4 Vakhtang Maisuradze, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Vasil Kakovin.
Replacements: 16 Revaz Belkania, 17 Anton Peikrishvili, 18 Levan Chilachava, 19 Giorgi Nemsadze, 20 Beka Bitsadze, 21 Vazha Khutsishvili, 22 Lasha Malaguradze, 23 Irakli Kiasashvili.

Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Christie du Preez (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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