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Argentina survived a bit of a scare to book their place in the final of the Pan-Am Games Rugby 7s competition in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The highly-touted Puma 7 were under a huge amount of pressure by Uruguay, and lucked out when they managed to foil a quick tap attempt without retreating ten. That led to an Argentina attack that just didn't quite take. The final pass went behind its intended receiver and Uruguay's Federic Favaro scooped it up and trundled 80 meters to score. That gave Los Teros a 5-0 lead going into halftime.
But Argentina did not panic, and calmly player their game in the second half, scoring through Federico Jose Merello, Javier Oretega Desio, and finally Nicolas Bruzzone.
In the end it was a solid performance, and Argentina plays Canada for Gold, while Uruguay hopes to take their game-strangling tactics to wrest the Bronze from the USA.
Tries: Merello, Ortega Desio, Bruzzone