In an exciting Rugby World Cup match, Argentina beat Japan 39-27, securing a spot in the quarter-finals. The hero of the game was Mateo Carreras, who scored three impressive tries.
The game took place in Nantes, and both teams knew that only the winner would move on to the next round. Argentina had a tough start with a loss to England earlier in the tournament, but they were determined to do well against Japan.
Right from the beginning, it was clear that this match would be intense. Argentina’s Santiago Carreras and Mateo Carreras worked together to create exciting attacks. Mateo Carreras was exceptional, scoring three tries.
Japan didn’t give up easily. Players like Matsushima and Nakamura showed great speed and creativity, scoring tries to keep the game close and exciting.
As time ran out, the tension grew. Argentina’s strong scrum and lineout, accurate kicks, and tough defense helped them secure the win. They made important tackles and prevented Japan from making a comeback.
With the final whistle, Argentina not only won but also earned a spot in the quarter-finals. They will face Wales in the next match, and it promises to be another exciting game in Marseille on Saturday. Argentina has won three games in a row now and is full of confidence for the knockout rounds. Japan played hard and can leave the tournament with their heads held high.
Lemeki; Matsushima, Riley, Nakamura, Fifita; Matsuda, Saito; Inagaki, Horie, Koo, Cornelsen, Fakatava, Leitch, Labuschagne, Himeno.
Replacements: Valu for Koo (43 mins), Millar for Inagaki (48 mins), Sakate for Horie (48 mins), Dearns for Fakatava (51 mins), Naikabula for Matsushima (60 mins), Yamanaka for Nakamura (70 mins), Saumaki for Labuschagne (70 mins)
Cruz Mallia; Boffelli, Cinti, Chocobares, Mateo Carreras; Santiago Carreras, Bertranou; Gallo, Montoya (capt), Gomez Kodela, Petti, Lavanini, Matera, Kremer, Martin Gonzalez.
Replacements: Alemanno for Matera (24 mins), Bello for Gomez (43 mins), Rubiolo for Lavanini (48 mins), Sanchez for Santiago Carreras (59 mins), Bazan Velez for Bertranou (59 mins), Sclavi for Gallo (67 mins), Moroni for Cinti (70 mins), Creevy for Montoya (78 mins)