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Pumas remain unbeaten at home against Scotland, win first test 21-15

Pumas remain unbeaten at home against Scotland, win first test 21-15

Federico Todeschini kicked two second-half penalties _ one from 40 meters _ and center Gonzalo Tiesi added a try to rally Argentina to a 21-15 victory over Scotland on Saturday in the first of two rugby tests before a crowd of 30,000.
Todeschini finished with three penalties and a conversion, while Chris Paterson accounted for all of Scotland's points with five penalties.
Paterson converted his last two penalties to put Scotland ahead 15-9 early in the second half before Todeschini put the Pumas back out front with a pair of his own, the last from 40 meters.
Argentina then secured the victory when Diego Tiessi recovered a loose ball at the midfield line and ran untouched into the left corner.
The match was the Pumas' first since their third-place finish at last year's World Cup.
The result continued Scotland's winless streak against the Pumas since 1990 and kept it winless in Argentina.
The second test will be in Buenos Aires next week.
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Scores:
Argentina 21 (Tejeda, Tiessi tries; Todeschini conversion, 3 penalties) def. Scotland 15 (Paterson 5 penalties).


Updated : 2021-03-07 20:41 GMT+08:00