Argentina struck first with a try by Matias Osadczuk. Gaston Revol’s conversion pushed it to 7–0 in the second minute. Scotland took the restart and began to work up the pitch, but a bad pass led to a ball on the deck that was kicked forward by Osadczuk and then chipped again to set up a try for Osadczuk. Ravol’s second conversion gave Argentina an important cushion early in the match. Scotland again was unable to make much of its ball-in-hand, conceding a penalty in the Argentina half. But the Argentines failed to turn good position into points. A missed pass on the wing at Scotland’s twenty-two went the other way and ultimately turned into a try for Scotland’s Max McFarland. Gavin Lowe connected on the conversion to cut the deficit in half.
As the finals seconds of the first half ticked away, Argentina surrendered a penalty and possession, giving Scotland excellent attacking position. Nevertheless, the Argentines stood tall in defense, forcing an end to the half with a seven-point lead.
Two minutes into the second half, Argentina rebuilt the fourteen-point lead with a try from Felipe del Mestre and conversion by Revol. Nick McLennan got Scotland back in the game with a converted try. A second Scottish try less than a minute later from Jamie Farndale gave Scotland a chance to draw level, but the missed conversion left Argentina ahead by two with the restart coming at 1:11. With twenty-five seconds left, Scotland had possession and a chance to pull the victory. All was almost lost wehn a long pass after the hooter ended up on the deck with two Argentines chasing. Scotland managed to recover the ball. The Scots even had a chance down the left wing but could not find enough space to complete the comeback. On full time, Argentina 21, Scotland 19.