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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Officials red-faced after Argentina anthem 'fail'


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At Coogee Oval, organisers had an embarrassing anthem gaffe as the Argentina Pumas smashed Randwick 74-0 in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match.

Officials were left red-faced before kick-off when the Argentina anthem and its singer were introduced, only for U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" to play over the PA system instead.

"We're just testing you folks, bare with us," the gameday MC awkwardly told the Coogee crowd.

Luckily the correct track was found and the anthem was eventually performed.

Argentina anthem gaffe at Coogee Oval

Winger Bautista Delguy scored four tries as Argentina romped to a 74-0 victory over Australian club Randwick on Saturday in the Pumas' final hit-out before the Rugby World Cup.

The two-time World Cup semi-finalists ran in 12 tries as they exploited the clear gap in class between the sides at Coogee Oval in one of Sydney's beachside suburbs.

Tomas Cubelli, Julian Montoya, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Marcos Kremer and Santiago Carreras crossed as the South Americans built a 33-0 lead at the break.

Prop Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo crossed early in the second half before Delguy came off the bench to deliver a finishing masterclass by touching down four times in eight minutes.

Former captain Agustin Creevy and another of Argentina's fine clutch of outside backs, Ramiro Moyano, added the final two tries in the last three minutes to bring an end to a week's training camp in the city.

"It was a great experience for us," said Pumas halfback Cubelli.

"We are really grateful to Randwick, it was the perfect preparation for the World Cup for us."

A line dropout is taken by Argentina during the match between Randwick and Argentina at Coogee Oval

Randwick's distinguished list of former players includes Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones, the current Australia and England coaches, and the Galloping Greens were able to field recent Wallabies flanker Ned Hanigan in their starting team.

Former Australia hooker Adam Freier, still playing for the club at the age of 39, and 45-year-old dual code international winger Andrew Walker were also given a run-out off the bench in front of a packed house of about 5,000 fans.

Andrew Walker is seen during the match between Randwick and Argentina

Argentina will face much tougher opposition at the World Cup, where they have been drawn to play England, France, Tonga and the United States in Pool C.

They depart for Japan on Monday and open their campaign with a crunch match against the French in Tokyo on September 21.

- with AAP

At Coogee Oval, organisers had an embarrassing anthem gaffe as the Argentina Pumas smashed Randwick 74-0 in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match.

Officials were left red-faced before kick-off when the Argentina anthem and its singer were introduced, only for U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" to play over the PA system instead.

"We're just testing you folks, bare with us," the gameday MC awkwardly told the Coogee crowd.

Luckily the correct track was found and the anthem was eventually performed.

Argentina anthem gaffe at Coogee Oval

Winger Bautista Delguy scored four tries as Argentina romped to a 74-0 victory over Australian club Randwick on Saturday in the Pumas' final hit-out before the Rugby World Cup.

The two-time World Cup semi-finalists ran in 12 tries as they exploited the clear gap in class between the sides at Coogee Oval in one of Sydney's beachside suburbs.

Tomas Cubelli, Julian Montoya, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Marcos Kremer and Santiago Carreras crossed as the South Americans built a 33-0 lead at the break.

Prop Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo crossed early in the second half before Delguy came off the bench to deliver a finishing masterclass by touching down four times in eight minutes.

Former captain Agustin Creevy and another of Argentina's fine clutch of outside backs, Ramiro Moyano, added the final two tries in the last three minutes to bring an end to a week's training camp in the city.

"It was a great experience for us," said Pumas halfback Cubelli.

"We are really grateful to Randwick, it was the perfect preparation for the World Cup for us."

A line dropout is taken by Argentina during the match between Randwick and Argentina at Coogee Oval

Randwick's distinguished list of former players includes Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones, the current Australia and England coaches, and the Galloping Greens were able to field recent Wallabies flanker Ned Hanigan in their starting team.

Former Australia hooker Adam Freier, still playing for the club at the age of 39, and 45-year-old dual code international winger Andrew Walker were also given a run-out off the bench in front of a packed house of about 5,000 fans.

Andrew Walker is seen during the match between Randwick and Argentina

Argentina will face much tougher opposition at the World Cup, where they have been drawn to play England, France, Tonga and the United States in Pool C.

They depart for Japan on Monday and open their campaign with a crunch match against the French in Tokyo on September 21.

- with AAP

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