Argentina vs Georgia
Competition: June Rugby Internationals
Date: 24 June 2017
Kick-off: 21:15 CET
Argentina will not be happy with the way things have gone against an England side that was heavily weakened. Now, they have to face the Georgians, and they will be out for revenge and a big win.
Argentina have been decent in their two match series against England, and on a usual day, they would not be expected to win, but this was an English side that had a host of their best players missing to the Lions. Argentina on the other hand had most of their Super Rugby players all together and thus should have been at their best, fully gelled together. They also played at home, in their national jersey, which usually brings out some indomitable passion. However, the first game they lost to a late try from England debutant Denny Solomona, and then in the last game, after trading tries, they still went down 25-35. Georgia will pose an entirely different threat to the Argentinians, it will be a tough and physical battle, but the Pumas can handle that.
Georgia are still trying to knock on the door for the Six Nations, and some bigger representation across the World Rugby community, and in order to get that right, they need to pick up some surprise wins. They have picked up two wins against the Americas teams of the USA and Canada, and have been effective in their simple gameplan, but against the Pumas they will find a much more dynamic side. They will face a team that has the forwards to match them in the mauling and rucking game, but they also have the backs that will tear apart any weakness. Georgia will want to keep the game tight, and if they can, then they can cause an upset.
Argentina vs Georgia: Head-to-Head Stats
These sides have only met on four occasions, and in those encounters the South Americans have been totally dominant, winning all of them. The first time they met was in the 2007 World Cup.
Argentina vs Georgia: Prediction
Georgia have been playing their game to perfection, but unfortunately, that game plan will not be good enough against a team like the Pumas who have butted heads with the world’s best, and come out better and better. Expect Georgia to put up a fight, but they won’t be able to win this one.
Argentina vs Georgia: Tips
The Argentinians will beat them out wide, so back the back three of the Pumas to get the tries in this game.