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Pumas beat visiting Georgia 29-18

June 22, 2013

SAN JUAN, Argentina (AP) — Argentina beat Georgia 29-18 but didn’t ensure it stayed unbeaten against the visitors until scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli scored the only try of the match four minutes from time.

Georgia fullback Beka Tsiklauri outgoaled counterpart Martin Bustos Moyano four penalties to three in the first half, but Bustos Moyano regained the lead with three more penalties within 13 minutes of the second half. His eighth penalty 10 minutes from time tied the Pumas record, shared with three others.

Georgia closed to within six with eight minutes to go, but Cubelli’s late try made certain of victory for the Pumas after their 2-0 home series loss to England.

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Argentina 29 (Tomas Cubelli try; Martin Bustos Moyano 8 penalties), Georgia 18 (Beka Tsiklauri 4 penalties, dropped goal, Lasha Malaguradze penalty). HT: 9-12

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