Los Pumas ease past Chile to stay in the hunt for play-off spot

MATCH REPORT: Argentina stayed in contention for a quarterfinal spot at the World Cup by beating Chile 59-5 on Saturday.

The Pumas' victory sets up a winner-takes-all match against Japan for second place in Pool D.

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Man of the match: Argentina No.8 Facundo Isa was immense with ball in hand and he scored one of his team's eight tries. However, the award goes to the veteran flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez who rolled back the years with some great attacking play, which included a great try. His kicking to poles and out of hand was excellent as well.

The scorers:

For Argentina:
Tries: Sanchez, Gonzalez, Creevy, Bogado, Isgro, Isa, Ruiz, Carreras
Cons: Sanchez 6, Carreras 2
Pen: Sanchez

For Chile:
Try: Dussaillant

Yellow card: Rodrigo Isgro (Argentina, 26' - foul play, high tackle)

Argentina: 15 Martin Bogado, 14 Rodrigo Isgro, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (captain), 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Pedro Rubiolo, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Eduardo Bello, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Joel Sclavi.
Replacements: 16 Ignacio Ruiz, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Joaquin Oviedo, 21 Lautaro Bazan Velez, 22 Santiago Carreras, 23 Juan Cruz Mallia.

Chile: 15 Inaki Ayarza, 14 Santiago Videla, 13 Domingo Saavedra, 12 Matias Garafulic, 11 José Ignacio Larenas, 10 Rodrigo Fernandez, 9 Marcelo Torrealba, 8 Raimundo Martínez, 7 Clemente Saavedra, 6 Martín Sigren (captain), 5 Javier Eissmann, 4 Santiago Pedrero, 3 Matias Dittus, 2 Augusto Bohme, 1 Javier Carrasco.
Replacements: 16 Tomas Dussaillant, 17 Salvador Lues, 18 Esteban Inostroza, 19 Augusto Sarmiento, 20 Alfonso Escobar, 21 Ignacio Silva, 22 Nicolas Herreros, 23 Francisco Urroz.

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland); Chris Busby (Ireland)
TMO: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)