Last year’s runner-up, Argentina, scored first with an unconverted try by Santiago Mare. The lead was almost extended when Santiago Alvarez perfectly read a French pass for an interception. But the ball was just off his fingers, leading to a France scrum at its own twenty-two. Still, it was Argentina who would score next, this time by Franco Sabato. And it was also Argentina in for the points as the half came to a close. The try was scored by Rodrigo Etchart and Mare slotted the conversion to make it 17–0, where it stood at the break.
The second half saw France fight back. First, it was Jonathan Laugel in for a try. Then came a try just before the final minute by Jean Pascal Barraque to make it 17–10. With no time remaining, Pierre Mignot scored the conversion in the corner to make it 17–15. France initially thought it had declined the conversion in time to allow a restart. Instead, France was left with needing to make the conversion to pull a draw. The tough angle was unkind, leaving Argentina on top.