Argentina fall to the boot of Parks – Argentina 16-24 Scotland

Tries by Gonzalo Tiesi and Juan Manuel Leguizamon helped the Pumas build up a 13-12 half-time advantage, but Dan Parks three penalties and drop-goal kept the Scots in contention.

Dan Parks
Dan Parks

The second period and Parks potted his fourth penalty giving the tourists the lead for the first time. He then added two more penalties and a drop-goal near the end. To edge Scotland to a famous victory with the final score of:

Argentina 16-24 Scotland

Scorers

Argentina
Tries: Tiesi, Leguizamon Pens: Contepomi 2
Scotland
Pens: Parks Drop-goals: Parks 2

Teams

Argentina: Rodriguez, Borges, Tiesi, Fernandez, Agulla, Contepomi, Lalanne, Roncero, Ledesma, Scelzo, Carizza, Albacete, Fessia, Leguizamon, Fernandez Lobbe.
Replacements: Amorosino for Borges (47), Figuerola for Lalanne (78), Creevy for Ledesma (68), Ayerza for Scelzo (44).

Not Used: Galarza, Campos, Mieres.

Sin Bin: Leguizamon (40).

Scotland: Southwell, Evans, De Luca, Morrison, Lamont, Parks, R. Lawson, Jacobsen, Ford, Low, Hamilton, Kellock, Brown, Barclay, Beattie.
Replacements: Blair for R. Lawson (60), S. Lawson for Ford (76), Strokosch for Beattie (60).

Not Used: Cross, MacLeod, Godman, Thompson.

Attendance: 31,898

Referee: Dave Pearson (RFU)

The second and final Test takes place at the Estadio Jose Maria Minella in Mar del Plata next Saturday