The incident befell earlier than 30 seconds; the sin-binning earlier than a minute. There was a Samoa yellow card of their match-up with Argentina earlier than some followers had even taken their seat.
With a ball hoisted up into the sodden Saint-Étienne skies, Santiago Carreras got here down with it – however with Samoa 15 Duncan Paia’aua barging to get beneath him. The fly-half was upended and referee Nic Berry had a choice to make.
Take a look at the incident right here.
The total-back was given a yellow card, though it was not upgraded to a purple by the bunker.
With numbers up, los Pumas labored the ball to Emiliano Boffelli who flew over within the nook, earlier than changing his personal strive.
The Argentinians had been responsible of attempting to do an excessive amount of with ball in hand although, with the error depend unavoidable.
In the meantime, Samoa playmaker Christian Leali’ifano missed a few pictures at objective within the first half. And the Pacific Islanders placed on actual strain on the climax of the half, just for scrum-half Jonathan Taumateine to spill the ball as he wheeled away from the scrum and went for the road.
The match didn’t lack for physicality, although. And the Samoans rallied within the second interval, someway, a way, repelling the Pumas as they tried to maul, carry and crunch over the try-line. Their shut-out across the 48-minute mark was a outstanding rearguard stand.
Samoa yellow card apart, although, Argentina had been enjoying with an actual vitality and wished to make Samoa battle for each metre on this contest.
In a scrappy outdated affair, Sama Malolo’s late strive did provide hope for Samoa, nevertheless a Nicolas Sanchez penalty made it 19-10, and it completed with Argentina 9 factors to the nice, and Samoa with none bonus factors to indicate for his or her work.