John Porch had to watch on from the sidelines as his Australian men’s sevens side finished their Paris campaign in 10th.
Porch was unable to participate in day two of the tournament after suffering a head knock on a disappointing opening day.
Looking to reassert themselves the Aussies recorded wins over Japan and Wales to reach the Challenge Trophy Final but they were unable to overcome Argentina going down 33-12.
The Aussies struggled to contain the Argentinians early, as the Pumas capitalised on holes in the Australian defence to race in three tries in the first half. Liam McNamara restored some hope on the half time buzzer, but on the restart Argentina pounced again.
Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend said injuries had an impact but wasn’t blaming that.
“At the end of the day we need to look at how we prepared and came into the tournament. We’ll work on our ability as a team to communicate both in attack and defence,” he said.