Nelson Oyoo sprinted away up the left touch line to give Kenya an initial 7–0 lead following the Eden Agero conversion. Argentina came back after a strong run from Bautista Delguy facilitated the Matias Osadczuk try beneath the bar. Captain Gaston Revol sent the conversion home true. With the match once more even, Billy Odhiambo took off for what looked like a classic Kenyan try, but was unable to get past midfield. Argentina soon regained possession and benefitted from a second try by Osadczuk. The long conversion, just before the hooter moved Argentina one step closer to advancing out of the killer Pool C. Kenya looked to make Argentina pay for scoring a hair too soon when captain Andrew Amonde cut through the defense, but his offload pass failed to be taken to hand, ensuring an Argentine lead to start the second half.
Still hoping to advance out of Pool C, Collins Injera pulled Kenya back to square with Argentina at 14–14 a short ways into the second half. As a chill rose in the desert air, the passions of both sides rose, each desperate to break the draw. In the final minute, Kenya streaked down the left touch line only to find a turnover into Argentinian hands, but Kenya instantly forced a knock on to prevent a counter attack. To the crowd’s dismay, Argentina chose to accept the tie and kicked for touch instead of taking a last shot at playing for the win. Although the field position supported the decision, the old-adage stands: a tie is like kissing your sister.