Saturday, May 26, 2007

Los Pumas beat Ireland with a last gasp drop from Felipe CONTEPOMI

The stadium in which this international rugby test match was played has a funny nickname: The Elephants' Cemetery.

It is where football first division outfit Colón de Santa Fé play their home games and the stadium got that nickname because of how difficult it was for the likes of Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing Club, Independiente and San Lorenzo to get a result there.

For the first time in their history, Los Pumas, our rugby national team played at Colón stadium. Against them were the tough men in green from Ireland. And Los Pumas won 22-20 thanks to a last-minute drop goal from Felipe CONTEPOMI.

Let's hope this is a preview of what the result will be as these two teams share Pool D in the Rugby World Cup to be played later this year (September-October).

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