Creevy hails Argentine fans

Pumas skipper Agustine Creevy leads the celebration for winning their first Rugby Championship match. Photo: Skysports

Pumas skipper Agustine Creevy leads the celebration for winning their first Rugby Championship match. Photo: Skysports

Argentina skipper Agustín Creevy paid tribute to the team’s supporters for sticking with them after the 21-17 win over Australia.

Outlining how Argentina played with real confidence in their game plan after the late loss to South Africa, Creevy was naturally overjoyed.

“We always believed in the team and what the coaching staff had planned,” said Creevy.

“I’m delighted for Daniel (Hourcade), and Agustín (Pichot), along with all the technical staff and most of all the people who have always given us unconditional support and even when we lost still packed the stands.

“The final minutes were really intense. We paid the price against South Africa, but this time we had full confidence in our tactics.”

Creevy singled out one particular moment after the final scrum penalty was won to deafening adulation of the crowd.

“We were nervous, but at the final scrum when we won the penalty I listened to the joy of the crowd. It was was incredible.”

The Worcester hooker was conscious of his side making familiar mistakes early on in the contest, as Australia opened up a 14-0 lead, but was understandably elated with the outcome.

“I think at the beginning we made the same errors as always and conceded two tries,” added Creevy.

“We had 72 percent possession in the first half and we were behind on the scoreboard.

“It was all a product of hard work and belief. Fortunately it ended in the best way.”

  • Planet Rugby

 

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