Rugby Championship

Wallabies find form, demolish Pumas

2017-09-16 13:48
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Cape Town - The Wallabies heaped more misery on Argentina with victory in their Rugby Championship clash in Canberra on Saturday.

As it happened: Australia v Argentina

The Wallabies turned around a 13-10 half-time deficit to run out 45-20 winners and keep alive their chances of finishing second in this year's tournament.

The Wallabies scored six tries through fullback Israel Folau (2), prop Sekope Kepu, scrumhalf Will Genia, replacement No 9 Nick Phipps and replacement hooker Jordan Uelese. Flyhalf Bernard Foley added all six conversions and a penalty.

Argentina replied with tries by scrumhalf Martin Landajo and wing Matias Moroni, while flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez was on target with both conversions and two penalties.

The Wallabies picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and closed to within three points of the Springboks, who they will meet in a fortnight in Bloemfontein.

The Pumas headed back to Argentina empty-handed and are still looking for their first log point in this year's tournament.

The have the unenviable task of hosting the high-flying world champion All Blacks in their next match in Beunos Aires on September 30.

Teams:

Australia

15 Israel Folau, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Samu Kerevi, 23 Marika Koroibete

Argentina

15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Matias Moroni, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Tomas Lezana, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Lucas Noguera

Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Santiago Garcia Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Manuel Montero

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