Barbarians beat Argentina on late dropped goal at Twickenham

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Barbarians's Lood de Jager runs onto score a try during the international Rugby Union match between Argentina and the Barbarian's at Twickenham stadium in London.

Barbarians's Lood de Jager runs onto score a try during the international Rugby Union match between Argentina and the Barbarian's at Twickenham stadium in London. (Photo: AP)

LONDON (AP) — A last-minute dropped goal by Elton Jantjies lifted the Barbarians past Argentina 38-35 in a rugby thriller at Twickenham on Saturday.

The teams shared 10 tries, but it was Jantjies' late intervention that decided it after the Barbarians recovered from 28-7 down.

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

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

Barbarians's Aphiwe Dyantyi, left, runs as Argentina's Joaquin Bonilla Diaz goes to tackle during the international Rugby Union match between Argentina and the Barbarian's at Twickenham stadium in London. Photo/AP
Barbarians's Aphiwe Dyantyi, left, runs as Argentina's Joaquin Bonilla Diaz goes to tackle during the international Rugby Union match between Argentina and the Barbarian's at Twickenham stadium in London. Photo/AP
Barbarians's Tommaso Benvenuti, left, tackles and holds on to Argentina's Sebastian Cancelliere. Photo/AP
Barbarians's Tommaso Benvenuti, left, tackles and holds on to Argentina's Sebastian Cancelliere. Photo/AP

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

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.

Then Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager scored tries for the Baa-baas to level at 35-35 with six minutes remaining, then de Jager won clean lineout ball and Jantjies unleashed a kick at goal off his left foot from 30 meters.

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