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Rugby World Cup 2023 | Match Centre | Argentina 59:5 Chile

Argentina dominated Chile in a resounding 59-5 victory in Nantes, significantly enhancing their prospects for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. With eight tries under their belt, Argentina returned to the second spot in Pool D, tied on points with Japan, setting the stage for a crucial showdown in the upcoming week.

By halftime, Argentina had surged to a commanding 24-0 lead and clinched a bonus point try in the 45th minute. Chile, on the other hand, concluded their World Cup campaign with a fourth consecutive defeat. Furthermore, Argentina’s win eliminated Samoa from contention in Pool D, leaving only Michael Cheika’s team and Japan with a chance to join England in the quarter-finals.

This South American clash in Nantes marked the first-ever meeting between two South American sides at a Rugby World Cup. Nicolas Sanchez, celebrating his 100th cap, opened the scoring for Argentina in the eighth minute, followed by tries from Juan Martin Gonzalez and Agustin Creevy, securing a substantial 24-0 lead within 22 minutes. Despite a temporary setback with a player in the sin bin, Argentina maintained control, with Martin Bogado adding a fifth try and Sanchez setting a record as Argentina’s top points scorer at World Cups.

In the end, Argentina sealed the deal with late tries from Ignacio Ruiz and Santiago Carreras, cementing their commanding victory.

Match Summary

Pool D | Argentina 59:5 Chile

Argentina Scores:

TRIES Nicolas Sanchez (9′), Juan Martin Gonzalez (16′, 68′), Agustín Creevy (23′), Martín Bogado (46′), Rodrigo Isgro (64′), Ignacio Ruiz (77′), Santiago Carreras (79′)
CONV Nicolas Sanchez (10′, 17′, 24′, 47′, 65′, 69′), Santiago Carreras (78′, 81′)
PENS Nicolas Sanchez (13′)

Chile Scores:

TRIES Tomas Dussaillant (73′)
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes


Paul Williams

Man of the match:

Nicolas Sanchez (Argentina)


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