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Summary

  1. Pool C FT: Argentina 54-9 Georgia
  2. Lavanini, Cubelli, Imhoff 2, Cordero 2, Landajo tries
  3. Three Kvirikashvili penalties for Georgia
  4. Argentina score three tries with Gorgodze in sin-bin
  5. England play Wales on Saturday at 20:00 BST

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By Aimee Lewis

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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

That's enough from us for today, the director is fading to black. 

You've probably not heard, but England take on Wales in a match which has been described as the biggest Pool match in Rugby World Cup history. It'll be a quite affair, only about 80,000 fans with big expectations and even bigger hopes. 

Join us for live coverage of that match from about 18:00 BST. But South Africa take on Samoa before England's rumble with Wales, while the day starts with Canada taking on Italy. Exciting stuff ahead. Until tomorrow...

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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

It's a good day to be an Argentine rugby fan. The Pumas have now won all four of their meetings with Georgia, including their three World Cup clashes, and this victory was their biggest against Georgia - and their fourth biggest against any team at a Rugby World Cup.

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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

Three tries in five second-half minutes were the undoing of the Georgians who, before the sin-binning of Mamuka Gorgodze, were in contention. 

You can read the match report by clicking here. 

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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

Viktor Kolelishvili will need to rest his bones this evening after making 14 tackles in that match, the most of any player. 

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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

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Seven tries from Argentina and it could have been more. The Pumas leap from fourth to second in the table and order has been restored in Pool C, with New Zealand top. 

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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

Argentina were oozing confidence in the second half, running from deep a la the French side of the 80s. 

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Santiago Cordero

Argentina 54-9 Georgia

The players meet at the centre of the pitch, exchanging handshakes and pleasantries. Argentina's fans continue to sing at full voice, creating a din at Kingsholm. 

The Pumas shaded possession and territory (54% and 56% respectively) but there was only one team in it once Mamuka Gorgodze was sent to the sin-bin in the second half. 

Merab Sharikadze looks dejected
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Argentina 54-9 Georgia

JP Doyle puts the Georgians out of their misery. The Lelos battled to the end, showed plenty of spirit, but many a team would struggle against the likes of Santiago Cordero and Juan Imhoff.

Argentina 54-9 Georgia

One minute remaining. Argentina fans stamping their feet, chanting and hollering... 

Cordero is some player. None of the big boys will want to meet Argentina in the knockouts. Generating some serious momentum in Gloucester

Santiago stars

Argentina 54-9 Georgia

Santiago Cordero has been the star man for Argentina today. He leads their stats for metres, defenders beaten and clean breaks... He's also scored two tries. 

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Try - Imhoff

Argentina 54-9 Georgia

Argentina oozing confidence. Juan Imhoff scoring his second try of the match, but Marcelo Bosch misses the conversion. 

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Converted try - Cordero; Bosch con

Argentina 49-9 Georgia

Martin Landajo opts for the quick penalty and sets Santiago Cordero loose. Clinical from the winger, evading one tackle before cantering towards the tryline at full speed. And a super-duper touchline conversion from Marcelo Bosch. 

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Converted try - Landajo; Bosch conv

Argentina 42-9 Georgia

A fourth international try for Martin Landajo. Argentina's forwards setting it up nicely, replacement scrum-half Landajo opts to go it alone and he has the strength to dive over from 2m out. It's Marcelo Bosch who takes the conversion and he bisects the posts. 

Martin Landajo scores a try
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Attempting to tackle the problem

Argentina 35-9 Georgia

As a sign of Argentina's dominance, the top five tackle-makers in the game are all Georgian...

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Argentina 35-9 Georgia

Georgia with a put-in at the scrum.. their fans urging their men on through song... but JP Doyle spots that a Georgian back-rower has kicked the ball away in the turning scrum. An opportunity missed for the Georgians. They were underneath the posts. They could have gone either side had they secured possession. 

Argentina 35-9 Georgia

Replacement Ramiro Herrera  caught offside. Tiredness can't be blamed for that. A chance for Georgia to boot to touch and earn some free yards.

Forward the Lelos drive... Argentina offside once more... Georgia under the posts! But the ball was knocked on. Back to the earlier offside we go. 

Argentina 35-9 Georgia

Mamuka Gorgodze is back on the field but, you sense, Georgia's chances of winning this match has long since whistled into the Gloucester wind. The underdogs penalised at the breakdown again - the eight penalty they've shipped - holding on in the tackle and that sets up the Argentines for a line-out in the Georgian half from which they can attack. 

Argentina 35-9 Georgia

Argentina playing with freedom, they now have the confidence to attack from deep... Juan Imhoff attempts to outsprint his opposite number, but is dragged into touch by the scruff of his neck. 

Argentina 35-9 Georgia

Three tries in quick succession has Georgia on the ropes, they're bruised and stunned, but aren't prepared to fall onto the canvas. In the Gloucester sunshine they attack.. Murazi Giorgadze chases a kick through, but he agonisingly runs out of turf. 

Converted try - Cordero; Sanchez con

Argentina 35-9 Georgia

Matias Alemanno rises high in the line-out, setting up a peachy platform for his backline... Santiago Cordero looking for work, stepping in from the wing, and under the posts he goes, a swanky side-step capping a delightful move. Nicolas Sanchez with the conversion? You bet. 

Santiago Cordero
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Argentina take control

Argentina 33-9 Georgia

With Georgia a man down, Argentina are asserting their control on this game. The stats back up their dominance. As does the score, of course, two tries in his absence... Oh, but hang on, something's about to happen... ! 

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Converted try - Imhoff; Sanchez con

Argentina 28-9 Georgia

Ruthless. Argentina attack from 60m out, spin it from right to left and it's Juan Imhoff who applies the brutal blow - a sprint down the wing and over the whitewash. Nicholas Sanchez successful with the tricky conversion. 

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Nicolas Sanchez converts
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Try - Cubelli

Argentina 21-9 Georgia

The Argentine pack protect the ball before number eight Facundo Isa releases Tomas Cubelli down the blind side.. the scrum-half 5m from the line... a hand into Vasil Lobzhanidze's chest... there's no stopping him. Over he goes, and Nicholas Sanchez converts. 

Tomas Cubelli scores a try
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No try

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

"The footage is inconclusive," says the TMO. Boos and hisses reverberate around Kingsholm. The Pumas must pack down for a scrum, but they have the put-in. 

Try review

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

Tomas Cubelli attempts to wriggle under Georgian boddies, but falls short... Tomas Lavanini surges forward - but did he ground the ball? "I think it was a try, but I'm not sure," the referee tells his assistant. TMO time. 

Referee JP Doyle
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Sin-bin - Mamuka Gorgodze

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

The big number eight was warned. And he's shown a yellow for trying to slow the ball down at the ruck, it stopped Argentina from releasing the ball quickly for what would have been an inevitable score. A delightful weaving run by Nicolas Sanchez set up that move into Georgia's 22, by the way. 

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

Argentina playing on the front foot... but they need more composure in their offloading and handling when homing in on the tryline. Trying to be too clever in outwitting the Georgian defence.

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Argentina 14-9 Georgia

We're off again, just about enough time to boil an egg, runny in the middle, not hard boiled. Referee JP Doyle is starting to lose his patience. "Next high tackle someone's off to the bin," he tells number eight Mamuka Gorgodze. A warning. 

Mamuka Gorgodze
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Argentina 14-9 Georgia

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Argentina 14-9 Georgia

Georgia had to make more tackles than Argentina in that half - but there wasn't much in it with the Lelos making 54 to Argentina's 43. Flanker Viktor Kolelishvili is the top tackler with eight. 

Pumas paying penalty

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

Argentina's ascendancy in the first half was halted by the regularity they gave penalties away - eight in 40 minutes - that allowed Georgia to regroup and regain field position.

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Argentina 14-9 Georgia

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დასრულდა პირველი ტაიმი ანგარიშია არგენტინა 14:9 საქართველო fb.me/2cNkmSkMb

Georgia even things up

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

Midway through the half it was almost one-way traffic in favour of the Pumas, but the half-time story illustrates how Georgia gained a foothold as the game progressed. Argentina know they are in an arm wrestle - which is probably exactly what they expected.

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A kicking masterclass

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

KICKING KING Merab Kvirikashvili is now one of 9 players to score a penalty in 10 different #RWC games #ARG 14-9 #GEO

KICKING KING Merab Kvirikashvili is now one of 9 players to score a penalty in 10 different #RWC games #ARG 14-9 #GEO

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Argentina 14-9 Georgia

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Georgia thudding into the opposition without a care for their wellbeing, but that's rugby players for you. Vasil Lobzhanidze opts for the quick tap-penalty and was that the right decision because a pass goes forward and Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, on the wing once more, is called back just when decibels were rising inside Kingsholm. That's it for this half. 

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

Lasha Malaguradze with a drop-goal attempt for Georgia, but he spoons it wide of the uprights. Georgia knocking on Argentina's door, though, threatening to burst through even if they're not allowed access. The underdogs recycling and going through the phases, playing on the fringes of the 22. 

Argentina 14-9 Georgia

Under five minutes of the half remaining and although Argentina have dominated, threatening with the ball in hand, they're not yet firing on full clanders. 

Star man Juan Martin Hernandez comes off too for the Pumas and he needs ice on an iffy groin.