|Argentina (13) 34|
|Try: Carreras, Chaparro, Bertranou, Boffelli Disadvantage: bofelli 4 Pencils: Boffeli 2|
|Scotland (14) 31|
|Try: Van der Merwe 2, Ashman 2 Disadvantages: Koenigshorn 4 Pen: king horn|
Scotland gave up a 15-point lead as Argentina hit back to seal a series win in Santiago del Estero.
Duhan van der Merwe and Ewan Ashman each scored two tries as the Tourists built a 28-13 lead.
But Emiliano Boffelli complemented earlier goals from Santiago Carreras, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Gonzalo Bertranou to give the Pumas a 34-31 victory.
Michael Cheika’s side won the first Test before Gregor Townsend’s Scots struck back with a win last weekend.
Boffelli caught Matias Moroni’s disc in Argentina’s promising early push.
Ali Price was called offside giving the Pumas the first penalty and Boffelli kicked well.
Scotland’s response was impressive as Blair offloaded Kinghorn to Van der Merwe to cross. Konigshorn converted.
But Argentina then got over the line after an erratic Scottish push through and Carreras dived.
The lead quickly changed hands again, the Scots fought through and Ewan Ashman set the finish, Kinghorn converted again.
A long-range shot from Boffelli was missed, but the flying half got his next to put his side back on point. Kinghorn suffered his first error with a penalty to keep it close at the break.
Scotland got their third try early in the second period when Ashman showed style and grace to dodge the chasing Cougars and landed in the left corner. Kinghorn got back on track with the rebuild.
Townsend’s side now had daylight and the gap widened shortly after with Van der Merwe’s second try, with the wing jumping under the post after a series of carries from his forwards to set up an easy conversion for Kinghorn.
Argentina knew they had to register the next try and substitute prop Chaparro made sure to squeeze close to the line, Boffelli converting.
Kinghorn’s first successful penalty gave Scotland more consolation but another poor restart saw Gonzalo Bertranou shoot over the goal. Boffelli’s conversion brought the Cougars back to four.
The Scots then opted for a kickable penalty for a corner and Argentina took the initiative.
A scrum near the line led to the crucial moment and Edinburgh’s Boffelli went wide on the left before adding the tag.
Argentina: Mallia, Delguy, Orlando, Moroni, Boffelli, S.Carreras, Velez, Gallo, Creevy, Sclavi, Petti, Lavanini, Matera, Grondona, Isa.
Substitute: Cinti Luna for Delguy (49), Bertranou for Velez (62), Tetaz Chaparro for Gallo (50), Ruiz for Creevy (50), Gomez Kodela for Sclavi (50), Kremer for Lavanini (49), Gonzalez for Isa (68 ). ). Not used: bathrobe.
Scotland: Smith, McLean, Bennett, Tuipulotu, Van der Merwe, Kinghorn, Price, Sutherland, Ashman, Z Fagerson, Cummings, Gray, Darge, Watson, M Fagerson.
Substitute: Thompson for Smith (75), Schoeman for Sutherland (53), Cherry for Ashman (53), Young for Cummings (69), Christie for Watson (75). Not used: Sebastian, Horne, Johnson.