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Pumas beat Six Nations champs

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Monday, November 12, 2012

CARDIFF, Wales - Argentina became the first team to beat Six Nations grand slam winners Wales at home this year as they recorded a come from behind 26-12 win over the Welsh on Saturday at the Millennium Stadium.

Second-half tries by Juan Imhoff and Gonzalo Camacho proved the difference as the Pumas' recorded only their second win in Wales — their previous being 11 years to the day of their latest exploit.

Following their involvement in the Rugby Championship there were fears in Wales that the South Americans could catch the grand slam champions cold.

And they took full advantage with a pair of scintillating tries from their wingers to bring Wales crashing down to earth and end any hopes of them climbing to fourth in the world rankings which would have seen them being seeded top of a 2015 World Cup pool.

Wales were without several of their grand slam stars with Adam Jones, Dan Lydiate, Ryan Jones and Jonathan Davies all ruled out through injury.

Aaron Jarvis slotted into the front row to make his debut while Tavis Knoyle was preferred to Mike Phillips at scrum-half.

Jamie Roberts, who will leave Cardiff Blues at the end of the season, lined up at inside centre opposite Felipe Contepomi, who inspired the Pumas to victory in 2001. The veteran play-maker sat out the recent Rugby Championship.





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