- Quarter-final: Wales 17-29 Argentina
- Joel Sclavi and Nicolás Sánchez score in second-half comeback
Wales will kick themselves all the way home from the Rugby World Cup after a frustrating knockout defeat that will sting for ages. After half an hour they had looked all but certain to make the last four, with Argentina seemingly down and out. By the end, it was an entirely different story, two Puma tries in the last 12 minutes savagely ending Welsh hopes and dreams.
It was a tale of two huddles: a tight, solemn circle of red while barely 10 metres away the winners bounced up and down in a pale blue and white wonderland. The hymns and arias had long since fallen away as Wales, 17-12 up entering the final 15 minutes, found themselves grimly reeled in and unable to pull off another of their trademark great escapes.
Written by Robert Kitson at the Stade de Marseille
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