Todeschini ecstatic after Argentina win

Argentinian substitute Federico Todeschini could not hide his delight after helping the Pumas record a memorable victory over world champions England today.

Argentinian substitute Federico Todeschini could not hide his delight after helping the Pumas record a memorable victory over world champions England today.

The Montpellier Herault player was the star of the show as his team ran out 25-18 winners over Andy Robinson`s side at Twickenham.

The first choice fly-half was surprisingly left out of the starting XV, but came on after 24 minutes in place of injured centre Gonzalo Tiesi.

His arrival saw Felipe Contepomi, who started at fly-half, move to fill in for Tiesi and from then on, Todeschini looked comfortable and dangerous. He scored his team`s only try, which he converted and also put over five penalties.

"It was notable. We imagined a match like it. We knew that we could win," he said.

"I was not in the starting line-up, but I was ready to play in a match of this nature. Luckily, we played the way we did."

The victory was the Pumas` first ever triumph over England at Twickenham.

"We played with the same tactics that we have played with for a long time. This is an excellent squad, a very solid team and we can achieve a lot.

"We knew that we could make history. We knew that it depended on us."

Argentina captain Agustin Pichot was keen to enjoy the moment.

He met with his team-mates after his man-of-the-match display, and said: "Shut up. Let us enjoy this moment for 10 seconds. We are writing Argentinian rugby history."

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