With both sides looking to shake off defeats in their immediately prior matches, Argentina was first to shake off the rust. Santiago Mare fought through a tackle to dot it down a minute into the match and then connected on the difficult conversion into the wind. Phil Burgess drew England level with a converted try in the fifth minute. A Yellow card against England as the hooter sounded gave Argentina a lineout at the England twenty-two. That was soon followed by a penalty at the England five-meter line. A second England yellow card followed and Argentina ended up with a penalty try to end the half with a seven-point lead.
In the second half, Argentina stretched the lead to two-scores with a try by Fernando Luna midway through the half. The conversion made it 21–7 in favor of the South Americans. England kept things interesting when Ryan Olowofela got behind the Argentine defense and fended off a tackle for a try under the post. Down just seven points with ninety seconds to play, England’s hopes of a semifinal was kept alive. Right at the stroke of full time, England scored the try to level it by way of Tom Bowen to send the teams to extra time.
In Extra time, Argentina dominated possession and came away the winner with a try by Mare in the corner.