Former Puebla rugby player Hugo Porta has described the victory over All Blacks as rugby.
Hugo Porta, Argentina’s greatest rugby player, was convinced he would live to see the day he beat Pumas All Blacks, and cried tears of joy when it became a reality.
Last Saturday’s 25-15 victory is making headlines and is being celebrated in Argentina, nowhere near Porta’s home, and their legendary No. 10 is now 69 years old.
Porto scored all of Argentina’s 21-21 draw with the All Blacks in Buenos Aires in 1985, as Nicolas Sanchez scored all of points for the current top five in a historic tri-nation victory in Sydney.
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“I always said I was going to live to see Puma beat all blacks,” said an emotional Porta. Nation.
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He woke up early to see a replay of the game without knowing the result, and had an emotional history growing up in front of him.
“It’s very exciting, it’s a huge success,” Porta said of the famous success.
“Puma won the game, that’s the important thing. In that one-off battle, they won at the highest level. Unlike other games, they dominated every aspect of the game.
“Within 80 minutes the Puma was always the best. This is something that has never happened against all blacks. We always dominated them for thirty minutes, which was not enough.
“But this result is very important for Argentine rugby. It shows the attitude of the players and getting started in clubs. I think all clubs in Argentina should share the joy they have now.
“This is the victory that marks the DNA of Argentine rugby.”
Porta said there were no great expectations around the team after the World Cup in Japan last year and that Argentina lacked their preparations due to the corona virus pandemic. The team thinks they will lose “50 points”.
But their confidence saw them.
“Mixing experienced players with young people is a common goal,” Porta said.
“There are active players abroad” This shows that it is important for players in high-level rugby and professional rugby abroad to interact with those who play in Argentina.
“I’m not close to the team, but I think the root cause is everyone’s determination, humility and contribution to the common cause.”
Porta said he was overwhelmed by the messages because the result was real.
“It simply came to our notice then. Messages came from all over the world. This is rare, because success belongs to the players. I feel it on everyone’s skin. This is very emotional.
“They [the Pumas] Were the main characters. We were lucky enough to enjoy it from the outside. I’m very inspired by a rugby win. ”