Getting the second day of play started were South American rivals Argentina and Uruguay. For Argentina, an excellent Day 1, saw them through to the quarterfinal as the top seed regardless of the outcome of the match. Similarly, Uruguay was destined for the fourth spot in the pool. Nevertheless, the match meant a great deal to Uruguay, who was getting a rare taste of Series play. Argentina, on the other hand, was looking to get some time for players who are more accustomed to coming off the bench.
Argentina was the first to score with a try in the right corner from Luciano Gonzalez. The conversion kick could not split the sticks. It took most of the first half to get anything else going for Argentina but Renzo Barbier made sure his side did not end the half without a second try. This conversion also missed its mark, making it 10–0 at intermission.
Argentina stole the second half kick, but failed to capitalize when an up-and-under landed in Uruguayan hands. Uruguay kicked for touch, just making it outside the twenty-two. Argentina won the lineout and set to work. After Barbier spun through two arm tackles and took a tackler, his offload found Marcos Moroni for a try on the left corner. Lautaro Bazan Velez’s conversion was on target, making it Argentina 17, Uruguay 0. Following a monstrous hit, Argentina’s Seve Escobio was in for a fourth Argentine try. The conversion was good, stretching the lead to 24–0.
Any hope of Uruguay coming away with a positive result was dashed when a yellow card for not wrapping on a tackle left Uruguay playing 7 on 6 with only 2:30 to go.The man advantage paid dividends in the final minute as Luciana Gonzalez carved up the defense before passing down the chain for Felipe del Mestre’s try in the corner. Gaston Revol’s conversion made it 31–0.