Photo via La Nacion.

So, it’s Monday. The weekend’s over, the weather’s crap (again) and shopping malls are closed. So, what better thing to do with your day than read a roundup of the weekend’s sport?

  • Argentina bounced back from their opening Rugby World Cup defeat against New Zealand to run out comfortable winners against Georgia, scoring seven tries to crush the Eastern European country (not the US state, duh) 54-9. To give Georgia some credit, it was 14-9 at halftime before the Pumas turned on the style much to the delight of the many Argentines who had traveled to Gloucester in their masses. Certainly not on the standard tourist map of the UK. Even less so is Leicester, where the Pumas take on Tonga at 10:30 AM on Sunday.
  • Lionel Messi was injured in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday and is out for an estimated two months with damaged knee ligaments. La Pulga will probably miss four of Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers, including a match against Brazil and a trip to Colombia. For Barcelona, he could miss the clásico against Real Madrid in November and the majority of Barcelona’s Champions League group stage matches. #prayforleo
  • Boca Juniors have moved a step closer to winning the league title after beating Banfield 3-0, with goals coming from right back Gino Peruzzi and strikers Jonathan Calleri and Carlos Tevez.
  • Second-placed San Lorenzo fell four points behind after they could only draw 1-1 at Tigre, with just four games remaining.
  • Rosario Central kept up the pressure in third place with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Gimnasia, leaving them six points behind Boca, but still to play both of the teams above them before the season’s out.
  • There were narrow 1-0 wins for Racing against Argentinos Juniors and River Plate reserves against Crucero del Norte. Independiente were held 1-1 by Lanús.
  • Back to rugby, and there is some bad news for the Pumas as it was confirmed last week that Mariano Galarza will play no further part in the Rugby World Cup as he is to serve a nine-week ban after the second row made “contact with the eye or eye area” of a New Zealand player last week. Moral of the story: don’t try and poke people in the eye. I know, revolutionary.
  • More bad news for the Pumas, as Juan Martín Hernández will miss the match against Tonga this weekend after picking up a groin injury against Georgia, but fear not, El Mago should be back to face Namibia.
  • Finally, today marked the draw for the 2016 Super Rugby tournament, the best club competition in the Southern Hemisphere. This is important as there will be an Argentine franchise for the very first time. We don’t know what the team will be called, where the team will play or who the manager will be, but we do know that many of the current Pumas World Cup squad have already signed on. There will also be a Japanese team debuting in the competition, who are in the same group as Argentina and six South African teams.
  • Have a good week and remember, don’t make “contact with the eye or eye area” of someone, no matter how much you dislike them. It never ends well.