Player ratings: Disjointed

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:52
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OPINION: Argentina were certainly not at the best when they took on the Springboks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

While a few players stood out with good performances, there were also a number of players in the blue and white jerseys who let their country down.

Warren Fortune rates the Argentinian players!

15 Joaquín Tuculet:
He was certainly the best-attacking player on the field. He assisted in all of his team's tries and was a constant threat with ball in hand.

14 Ramiro Moyano:
It was a mixed bag from the wing. After a quiet first half, he had few good runs in the second 40 minutes.

13 Matías Orlando:
He was solid on defence, but his game was certainly lacking on attack.

12 Jerónimo de la Fuente:
He missed a number of tackles in the midfield and he was somewhat clueless on attack at times.

11 Emiliano Boffelli:
He scored a try and he was heavily involved in Martín Landajo's try in the first half.

10 Nicolás Sánchez:
He definitely had one of his worst games in a Pumas jersey. He was shocking on defence and he looked disinterested on attack most of the time.

9 Martín Landajo:
He was one of the bright sparks for the Pumas. He kept the Boks on their toes on attack and he scored a try as well.

8 Leonardo Senatore:
Not enough time to be rated (Replaced in the 13th minute)

7 Tomás Lezana:
He gave a good account of himself on attack and on defence with a spirited display.

6 Pablo Matera:
He put in a few big hits on defence, but he was well marked at the breakdown and when he had ball in hand.

5 Tomás Lavanini:
He gave away a few penalties, but he was also a busy man on defence.

4 Guido Petti:
He failed to replicate the form that he produced in Super Rugby this year.

3 Enrique Pieretto:
He was under pressure at scrum time and he gave away a few penalties.

2 Agustín Creevy (captain):
He gave his all for his country again. He was a tough man to bring down in open play.

1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro:
He certainly left his mark in open play with a number of tackles and strong carries.


16 Julián Montoya (On for Creevy, 61st min):
He was not as influential like Agustin Creevy.

17 Lucas Noguera (On for Tetaz Chaparro, 67th min):
Not enough time to be rated

18 Ramiro Herrera (On for Pieretto, 54th min):
He could not turn the Pumas' fortunes in the scrums. He was also penalised a few times.

19 Marcos Kremer (On for Lavanini, 70th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

20 Javier Ortega Desio (On for Senatore, 13th min):
He had few strong carries with ball in hand.

21 Tomás Cubelli (On for Landajo, 56th min):
His distribution to his backline was good and he tried to be creative in the second half.

22 Juan Martín Hernández (On for Sanchez, 54th min):
He did not make much of an impact while he was on the field.

23 Matías Moroni (On for Orlando, 55th min):
He had a few good runs on attack for his team.