Argentina showed potential quarter-final opponents France and Ireland what they are capable of by thrashing Namibia 64-19 in their final group game at the Rugby World Cup 2015.
The Pumas ran in nine tries at Leicester City Stadium, but did not break Namibian spirits and the minnows will go home smiling after this late score and joyful dive from Eugene Jantjies.
Juan Martin Hernandez took just six minutes to open the scoring, but Argentina were surprisingly pegged back by Johan Tromp’s effort despite JC Greyling being in the sin-bin for Namibia.
Argentina’s class soon showed as Matias Moroni, Horacio Agulla, Facundo Isa and Lucas Nogueira all went over in the space of 21 minutes to secure their side a bonus point before the break.
A converted try from Greyling brought Namibia back to 14-36 before another Argentine onslaught saw Matias Alemanno, Leonardo Senatore, Julian Montoya and Tomas Cubelli make the margin emphatic.
Namibia finish bottom of Pool C and remain without a single win in their five World Cup campaigns, but left with smiles on their faces as Tjiuee Uanivi offloaded for Jantjies to leap over the line.
Argentina finish second to New Zealand and will face the winner of this afternoon’s clash between Ireland and France in the last eight. Today, the Pumas proved that they will be fierce foes to either.
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