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Wales 20 Argentina 13: Wayne Pivac’s team bounces back from New Zealand blows to beat English Conquistadors

Wales bounced back from a 50-point deficit to New Zealand to take a well-deserved victory over the dangerous cougars.

What if Wayne Pivac’s team met the same fate? England – participant new zealand When Australia Among Argentina’s 2022 casualties last week – it would have put pressure on the Welsh coach.


Wales bounced back from defeat against New Zealand with a win over Argentina.Credit: Getty
Wayne Pivac was under pressure before the game against Argentina.


Wayne Pivac was under pressure before the game against Argentina.Credit: P.A.

His team has lost seven of its last nine games this year and could not afford to lose a second time. World Cup approaching greatly.

But after Argentina took a 6-0 lead, tries from Taulpe Faletau and Tomos Williams turned the tide. wales dominated the match.

There has also been a significant improvement in the Dragons’ defensive performance, led by skipper Justin Tipurik and man of the match Faletau.

Nothing seemed to work for Pivac and Wales a week ago. This time they could do little wrong.

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Pivac’s bold decision to switch Luis-Ris Zamit from winger to full-back saw him collect long kicks on the Gloucester speedster’s first touch and outmaneuver two men to launch a thrilling counter-attack. It paid off almost immediately.

But it was the Pumas who took the lead, using two penalties from Emiliano Boffelli, the hero who scored 25 points against England last weekend, to take advantage of Welsh’s poor discipline to give them a 6-0 lead.

That dangerous opening spell brought back painful memories of a penalty-ridden start that crashed Wales into another blow from the All Blacks. But now they’re back with a bang.

A superior Faletau crashed out of the lineout drive and a conversion by Gareth Anscombe was followed by a simple penalty giving the home side a 10–6 half-time lead.

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Tomos Williams extended Wales’ lead to 11 points with a chargedown try six minutes into the second half, with Anscombe adding extras again.

And despite a yellow card on Will Rowland’s lock, the Dragons led 20–6 due to a penalty for substitute fly-half Rhys Priestland.

A pushover try from prop Nahuel Tetaz Chaparto was converted by Bofferi and the Dragons faced an unsettling final eleven minutes but held on for a morale-boosting victory.

Tipurik paid tribute to Welsh’s ‘defensive wall’ and said: .

“But the boys all came forward brilliantly. It’s a testament to the spirit and determination of this team.”

Tomos Williams scored Wales' second try.


Tomos Williams scored Wales’ second try.Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Rhys Priestland's kick was right on target.


Rhys Priestland’s kick was right on target.Credit: Reuters

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/20408190/wales-argentina-wayne-pivacs-new-zealand-england/ Wales 20 Argentina 13: Wayne Pivac’s team bounces back from New Zealand blows to beat English Conquistadors

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