Argentina 64-19 Namibia: Much-changed Argentina side ease to victory over Namibia
Matias Moroni forces his way through for Argentina's second try (image via: rwc twitter)

Argentina set themselves up perfectly for their quarter-final next weekend, with a barnstorming 64-19 win over Namibia at the Leicester City Stadium.

The last Pool C clash of the 2015 Rugby World Cup was an entertaining affair, with nine different try scorers crossing for Argentina to make it three wins on the bounce. 

Namibia did not disgrace themselves in their final game, scoring three tries of their own, despite being without star-man Jacques Burger who was missing through injury. 

Moroni impresses after switching to wing

Argentina's expansive gameplan came to fruition early on, and the fact they had over 120 metres inside the first five minutes said everything about how they had set-up to play on the day. 

The first player to cross the line for the Pumas, was the returning Juan-Martin Hernandez, who looked at his best in the fly-half role and has put himself into contention for quarter-final selection after coming through the game unscathed. 

With Namibian centre JC Greyling in the sin-bin for a yellow-card, the African side were up against it, but managed to score a try of their own whilst Greyling was off the field, when Johan Tromp collected a lost ball to reduce the deficit to three. 

The Pumas then turned on the style for the rest of the half, with winger Matias Moroni at the forefront of all that was good. 

Moroni had moved out to the wing for the game, after starting at centre in the win over Tonga, and crossed for his own try after hunting for work in the middle of the field and breaking through some feeble defence. 

He was followed over his opposite winger Horacio Agulla, prop forward Lucas Noguera and flanker Facundo Isa who had the ball at the back of a powerful drive. 

Welwitschias end with flourish as Pumas move onto quarters

Argentina were mesmerising with ball-in-hand after the break, and were unfortunate not to add more than four second-half tries. 

With all that said, it was Namibia who scored the opening try of the half, when Greyling showed a decent turn of pace to sprint away from the Puma defence.

Greyling was not the only player yellow-carded on the day, with his teammate Tinus du Plessis, and Puma Marcelo Bosch each penalised for dangerous tackles. 

Lock forward Matias Alemanno was the sixth try scorer for Argentina, after he powered over for his first try of the competition, and he was soon followed by substitute Leonardo Senatore who finished off a flowing move. 

The final two tries for Daniel Hourcade's men were scored by Juilan Montoya and replacement scrum-half Tomas Cubelli on a perfect day for the Pumas ahead of their mammoth quarter-final next weekend. 

The last try of the game though, went to Namibia via scrum-half Eugene Jantjies. After an excellent ball steal from the mega-impressive second-rower Tijuee Uanivi, Jantjies collected the pop pass to dive dramatically over the line. 

Retiring prop forward Johnny Regelinghuys was given the honour of taking the conversion, which fell just short, but didn't take the Namibian smiles from the faces of all the players, who have been a joy to watch at this World Cup. 

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