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Baa-Baas steal it through Jantjies drop goal


It was a drop goal from Springbok Elton Jantjies that sealed a comeback victory for the Barbarians over Argentina on Saturday.

Jantjies made a huge impact when he came on. Jantjies was instrumental in the try of De Allende and Lood de Jager.

At one stage the Baa-Baas were trailing 28-7 but they fought back for another great win in the clubs history.

For the Baa-Baas Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Siya Kolisi, Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager scored tries.

The Pumas also scored five tries with Matias Orlando, Ramiro Moyano, Pablo Matera, Sebastian Cancelliere and Julian Montoya going over the line.

The Pumas led the Baa-Baas 28-14 at the break.

It was a much better second half for the Baa-Baas. They dominated the Pumas in the set pieces and laid a good foundation.

The first score of the second 40 was always going to be crucial and the Barbarians came out hungry but were halted by spirited defence. Argentina could not stop the driving maul however as Kolisi would cross on 48 minutes for a converted try that brought the scores to 28-21.

The response was positive from Argentina and their fifth try wasn’t long in coming, Montoya barging over from the back of a maul for 35-21.

De Allende was next to cross for the Baa-baas as he gobbled up Jantjies’ grubber through to bring the match back to a seven-point contest.

The scoring then dried up before man-of-the-match De Jager galloped over on 75 minutes. And then it was down to Jantjies as after adding the extras, he sat back in the pocket with two minutes to play to land the match-winning drop-goal, bringing an end to a thrilling clash.

The scorers:

For Barbarians:
Tries: Leguizamon, Penalty try, Kolisi, De Allende, De Jager
Cons: Pollard 2, Jantjies 2
Drop-goal: Jantjies

For Argentina:
Tries: Orlando, Moyano, Matera, Cancelliere, Montoya
Cons: Bonilla 5

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  1. Jesse Kriel changed the game when he came on. Urgency on defence and upped the intensity in poor backline. Aphiwe was considtent with his defensive frailties and Pollard had a shocker. Rassie needs to invest in individual skills development over the next 8 months if he wants to stand a chance in WC.

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