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It wasn’t routine, but five tries and a win was fine reward for Argentina after trading blows with Tonga. Argentina stood their ground against a powerful Tonga outfit. Tonga roared out of the blocks with an enterprising brand of rugby characterised by some fantastic powerful running but tries from Kurt Morath and Soane Tonga’uiha couldn’t contend with the breakout of the Pumas, whose class told in the end as they scored five tries – with Tuculet, Imhoff, Sanchez, Montoya, and Cordero all crossing the whitewash.
Maybe Argentina drew inspiration from a wild and zealous Diego Maradona, who was pumping up the crowd. Some great application and discipline helped the the Puma’s to score two quick and classy tries in succession. A free-flowing move resulted in a try for Tuculet, and Cordero displayed searing pace down the right wing to set up Imhoff on the opposite flank. Three tries followed on later in the game adding some gloss to the scoreline – Watch the official World Cup highlights here.