Fiji Time: 8:03 AM on Saturday 25 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Late Scotland penalty denies Argentina

Ap
Sunday, June 22, 2014

CORDOBA, Argentina - Scotland defeated Argentina 21-19 with a late penalty to win three successive rugby Tests for the first time in two years.

Just as in June 2012, the Scots have won all three on the road.

Following wins over the US and Canada, Scotland produced the winning points late for the second straight match, with five-eighth Duncan Weir kicking a penalty from 40 metres in the 79th minute yesterday.

Scotland trailed by one at halftime and 19-10 with 10 minutes to go, and looked like wasting a considerable advantage in possession and in the set-pieces against the feisty second-string Pumas who ran Six Nations champion Ireland close, twice.

The Scots forsook makeable penalty shots for attacking lineouts around the hour mark, and blew both.

So when their scrum destroyed Argentina's, Grant Gilchrist, their youngest captain in 18 years, directed Weir to kick the penalty.

He nailed the attempt from 45 metres to close the gap to six and renew Scotland's hopes.

Moments later, they attacked from deep and channelled the ball down the left wing of Tommy Seymour, their best attacking player.

Seymour broke and sent in replacement halfback Henry Pyrgos. Weir couldn't convert from the touchline but the gap was one with seven minutes left.

Argentina conceded the decisive penalty by joining a Scottish rolling maul from the side.

But the Pumas still gave themselves a chance to steal the win after the hooter, setting up five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez to attempt a drop goal from 35 metres.

But Sanchez, who left the game temporarily for suspected concussion, shot wide left.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65090.6319
JPY 54.714051.7140
GBP 0.38790.3799
EUR 0.45160.4396
NZD 0.69980.6668
AUD 0.64240.6174
USD 0.48950.4725

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s star told don't reoffend
  2. 'Rich kids', $13m in trust fund
  3. Kicked out
  4. Man lodges complaint against police station
  5. Moneylenders warned
  6. Khan probe continues
  7. 242 nursing vacancies
  8. Tackling height at Marist 7s concerns Baber
  9. Lack of jobs top concern
  10. Fijian identity 'unifies'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shock after brutal attack Tuesday (21 Mar)
  2. Students sent home Tuesday (21 Mar)
  3. Man rapes wife, jailed Tuesday (21 Mar)
  4. Uni urges Fijians to apply for NZ grants Monday (20 Mar)
  5. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  6. RKS retains Tailevu Zone title Wednesday (22 Mar)
  7. Concerns over explicit online pictures Tuesday (21 Mar)
  8. 7s star told don't reoffend Friday (24 Mar)
  9. QVS blue ribbon king to miss Coke Games Wednesday (22 Mar)
  10. Minister issues maternity benefits warning Tuesday (21 Mar)