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Sánchez Joins Full-House Club

Nicolás Sánchez made history on Saturday. In scoring in all forms – a try, penalty, conversion and a drop-goal he joined the Pumas Full-House Club.

It was the first time that an Argentine player had achieved the accomplishment against New Zealand. His 165 points in the match also saw him edging closer to Hugo Porta. Sánchez currently has scored 556 points for Argentina, Porta scored 590. The all-time leader is Felipe Contepomi with 651 points.

Both Contepomi and Porta previously have scored Full-House’s for Argentina. The other players to have done are Eduardo Sanguinetti and Gonzalo Quesada. The complete record is as follows:

Felipe Contepomi
November 10 2011
Cardiff, Wales
Scoreline: Argentina 30-16 Wales
25 points: 1 try, 5 penalties, 1 conversion and 1 drop-goal.

Eduardo Sanguinetti
September 21 1975
Asunción, Paraguay
Scoreline: Argentina 30-15 vs Uruguay
20 points: 1 try, 3 penalties, 2 conversions and 1 drop-goal (try = 4 points).

Nicolás Sánchez
September 09 2017
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Scoreline: Argentina 22-39 New Zealand
16 points: 1 try, 2 penalties, 1 conversion and 1 drop-goal.

Hugo Porta
November 23 1982
Madrid, Spain
Scoreline: Argentina 28-19 Spain
16 points: 1 try, 1 penalty, 3 conversions and 1 drop-goal (try = 4 points).

Gonzalo Quesada
July 14 2001
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Scoreline: Argentina: 38-17 Italy
15 points: 1 try, 1 penalty, 2 conversions and 1 drop-goal.

Hugo Porta (Sudamérica XV)
April 03 1982
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Scoreline: Argentina 21-12 South Africa
21 points: 1 try, 4 penalties, 1 conversion and 1 drop-goal. (try = 4 points).

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