2 Oct 2011

Argentina beats Georgia to reach quarter finals

6:18 pm on 2 October 2011

Argentina secured their place in the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup with a 25-7 win over Georgia on Sunday.

Argentina needed just one point to progress to the knockout stage of the competition and cemented second spot in Pool B behind England with the win at Palmerston North.

However, Argentina struggled for long periods before finally putting their lower-ranked opponents away in a match littered with handling errors.

Two late Argentina tries put a gloss on the scoreline but Georgia fought hard for 80 minutes in their final match of the tournament, with a strong physical performance let down by poor handling and a high penalty count.

Argentina will face favourites New Zealand in the last eight on 9 October.


Argentina: Tries: Juan Jose Imhoff, Felipe Contepomi, Agustin Gosio. Converson: Contepomi, Marcelo Bosch. Penalties: Contepomi (2).

Georgia: Try: Lasha Khmaladze. Conversion: Malkhaz Urjukashvili.

Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland).