Barbarians 38-35 Argentina: Late Elton Jantjies drop-goal helps Baa-Baas clinch dramatic victory

Elton Jantjies’ drop-goal a minute from time earned the Barbarians a thrilling 38-35 win over Argentina.

The teams shared 10 tries at Twickenham but it was a Jantjies’ late intervention that decided it after the Barbarians had recovered from a 28-14 half-time deficit.

Juan Manuel Leguizamon opened the scoring just three minutes in against his fellow countrymen with Handre Pollard converting.

Barbarians show their absolute delight at securing a last-minute victory over Argentina

Barbarians show their absolute delight at securing a last-minute victory over Argentina

Barbarians show their absolute delight at securing a last-minute victory over Argentina

Elton Jantjies decided the match with  79th-minute drop goal to earn Baa-Baas a win

Elton Jantjies decided the match with  79th-minute drop goal to earn Baa-Baas a win

Elton Jantjies decided the match with  79th-minute drop goal to earn Baa-Baas a win

But Argentina turned things around and tries from Matias Orlando, Ramiro Moyano, captain Pablo Matera and Sebastian Cancelliere saw them take a 28-7 lead after 18 minutes.

The Barbarians were awarded a penalty try seven minutes before the break when Matera was penalised for pulling down a maul behind the Argentina try line.

Damian De Allende charges over the line for a try for the Barbarians during their tight victory

Damian De Allende charges over the line for a try for the Barbarians during their tight victory

Damian De Allende charges over the line for a try for the Barbarians during their tight victory

South Africa lock Lood de jager breaks clear of the South Africa defence for his try

South Africa lock Lood de jager breaks clear of the South Africa defence for his try

South Africa lock Lood de jager breaks clear of the South Africa defence for his try

(l-r) Tom English, Siya Kolisi and Jack Debreczeni celebrate with the Killick Cup post-match

(l-r) Tom English, Siya Kolisi and Jack Debreczeni celebrate with the Killick Cup post-match

(l-r) Tom English, Siya Kolisi and Jack Debreczeni celebrate with the Killick Cup post-match

Siya Kolisi went in for the Barbarians in the 48th minute from a rolling maul but Argentina quickly hit back through a close-range Julian Montoya score.

But Damian De Allende and Lood De Jager scored tries for the Baa-Baas to level the scores at 35-35 with six minutes remaining.

Jantjies then decided it when he dropped into the pocket after De Jager won clean lineout ball.

Siya Kolishi tries to hold off a valiant Argentinian defensive effort at Twickenham

Siya Kolishi tries to hold off a valiant Argentinian defensive effort at Twickenham

Siya Kolishi tries to hold off a valiant Argentinian defensive effort at Twickenham

 

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