Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has lamented that the Pumas “couldn’t scale Everest’’ for a second time after their thumping 38-0 defeat to the All Blacks.
“It was the identical Everest that we climbed within the first sport,’’ Ledesma mentioned in La Nacion, acknowledging that the All Blacks “used their ft very effectively and put us beneath stress’’.
The All Blacks dominated the Pumas’ scrum in Newcastle on Saturday night time, and Ledesma – who made 10 modifications from the crew that achieved a first-ever victory over the New Zealanders a fortnight in the past – admitted it had been “a studying curve for a number of of our younger gamers, primarily within the entrance row’’.
Nicolas Sanchez scored all of the Pumas’ factors of their 25-15 victory over the All Blacks and 15-15 draw with the Wallabies, however couldn’t get on the scoresheet as Sam Cane’s facet accomplished a clear sheet in Newcastle.
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The veteran first five-eighth mentioned there have been “no excuses’’ with the Pumas crushed by “a far superior’’ rival.
“We’re damage, however that occurs if you play towards groups like these,” Sanchez mentioned. “In the present day was a really totally different sport from the earlier one we had towards them. They put lots of stress on us [inside our own half].’’
Sanchez mentioned the All Blacks performed extra “with their ft’’ and intelligently whereas the Pumas made too many basic errors, particularly within the second half.
“The truth is that they surpassed us and now we’ve per week to place this difficult fall behind us. We are going to return with extra vitality to face Australia once more “.
Argentina captain Pablo Matera additionally bemoaned the error fee and mentioned the All Blacks “appeared very stable, and so they deservedly gained.
“We did not have a lot of the ball and after we had it we could not preserve them beneath stress.’’