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As it happened: Argentina 15-29 Australia

2015-10-25 20:00
Last Updated at 00:23
25 Oct 20:31
Australia wing Adam Ashley-Cooper received the MAN-OF-THE-MATCH award for scoring a hat-trick of tries, however I feel No 8 David Pocock was the difference between the sides...
25 Oct 20:04

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It will be an epic final, but the All Blacks will start as favourites.

The Boks will also have their hands full in the bronze medal match against Argentina.

25 Oct 19:57

- Australia will play New Zealand in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham next Saturday  (18:00 SA time).

- Argentina will face South Africa in the bronze medal match at London's Olympic Park next Friday (22:00 SA time).

25 Oct 19:53
FULL-TIME: Argentina 15-29 Australia
25 Oct 19:53
80'- Now way through for Argentina as the game ends...
25 Oct 19:52
79'- The Pumas just can't get through. Outstanding defence from Australia today!
25 Oct 19:51
78'- Argentine inside the red zone now, but the Wallaby defence holds firm.
25 Oct 19:50
77'- Pumas looking to run from deep and they surge up into Wallaby territory....
25 Oct 19:49


Argentina 25

Australia 29

25 Oct 19:48
76'- Wallabies probing near the Pumas 22m area now...
25 Oct 19:46
73'- That's it for Argentina I'm afraid. The Wallaby defence has been immense!
25 Oct 19:45

72'- CONVERSION slotted by Foley.

Argentina 15-29 Australia

25 Oct 19:44
71'- Adam Ashley-Cooper scores a hat-trick but he must thank wing partner Drew Mitchell for an incredible break down the touchline...
25 Oct 19:43
71'- TRY to Australia!
25 Oct 19:42
69'- But a poor pass from Cubelli scuppers another promising attacking move...
25 Oct 19:41
69'- Pumas now probing near the Australian 22m area...
25 Oct 19:40
67'- Great defence form the Pumas keeps the Wallabies at bay...
25 Oct 19:39


Argentina 81

Australia 110

25 Oct 19:39
66'- Australia sub: Phipps on at scrumhalf in place of Genia.
25 Oct 19:38
65'- Argentina players caught off side in front of a kicker. It's just inside Los Pumas' half and allows Foley to set up a lineout on the Argentina 22m line.
25 Oct 19:35
64'- Australia sub: Toomua on for Folau.
25 Oct 19:34
63'- After 11 phases of attack inside the red zone, Argentina lose it and Genia clears to bring some relief for the Wallabies.
25 Oct 19:33
63'- Pumas on the attack inside the red zone...
25 Oct 19:32
61'- Argentina have dominated territory (56%), but Australia have had more possession (52%).
25 Oct 19:30
60'- Foley lines up a drop attempt from over 40m out, but it doesn't have the legs...
25 Oct 19:29
59'- Australia sub: Captain Moore is off, replaced by Polota-Nau.
25 Oct 19:28
58'- Another scrum penalty for Argentina. It allows them to exit their own 22m area. The Wallabies really struggling in this set piece now...
25 Oct 19:27


Argentina 312m

Australia 235m

25 Oct 19:26

57'- Foley collects a chip kick from Beale to bring play into the red zone, but great Argentine defence sees them win a turnover.

The Aussies had a penalty advantage but the advantage was over and the chance to extend their lead as well, for the moment...

25 Oct 19:23
55'- Pumas sub: Cubelli on at scrumhalf for Landajo.
25 Oct 19:21

54'- Sanchez slots the PENALTY attempt 15m in from touch.

Argentina 15-22 Australia

25 Oct 19:21
53'- The Wallabies collapse the subsequent maul and this time Sanchez will go for goal...
25 Oct 19:20
52'- Oh dear, I typed too soon... they have opted against taking the points. I would have gone for goal there...
25 Oct 19:19
52'- Wallaby flank Scott Fardy penalised at a ruck. It's in range and Sanchez will line up a kick at goal from close to the touchline...
25 Oct 19:17
51'- But they lose the ball in contact as another chance goes begging...
25 Oct 19:17
50'- Los Pumas on the attack near the Wallaby 22m line...
25 Oct 19:14
47'- Australia sub: Beale on for Giteau.
25 Oct 19:13

47'- PENALTY slotted by Foley.

Argentina 12-22 Australia

25 Oct 19:12
46' -Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe penalised on the ground to give Foley another shot at goal - from the same spot he just missed...
25 Oct 19:10

44'- PENALTY slotted by Sanchez.

Argentina 12-19 Australia

  • 80'

    Argentina 15 Australia 29

  • 79'

    Ashley-Cooper clears downfield with just seconds to play now.

  • 77'

    It is a case of seeing this out now for Australia. A fourth final is just three minutes away. Argentina in possession on halfway.

  • 74'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY. 15-29. Another two points.

  • 73'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, ASHLEY-COOPER. 15-27. That should be that. Phipps found Mitchell on the left wing on halfway and his fantastic break led to him finding Ashley-Cooper for his hat-trick.

  • 71'

    Australia survive again and will have a line-out near to halfway.

  • 70'

    Here come Argentina now, up to the Australian ten-metre. Now the 22 as this semi-final continues to be a thrill-a-minute affair.

  • 67'

    Credit to Australia for weathering that storm and it looks like they could take another step toward the final here as the Pumas don't retreat the ten metres from a kick. Australia kick to the 22.

  • 65'

    It's a ninth turnover from Australia, this time after sustained pressure in their own 22. Argentina have hands on hips after that one as it really hurt. Matt Toomua replaces the injured Folau.

  • 63'

    That is a terrible mistake from Folau as he slices a kick on halfway into his own man. Net result, it is an Argentina scrum.

  • 61'

    But their relief doesn't last long as here come Australia again, getting to within 35 metres. Tatafu Polota-Nau is making an impact.

  • 59'

    That's another strong scrum from los Pumas on their own 22, which gives them a much-needed out. Sanchez kicks over halfway.

  • 58'

    What tension at Twickenham. Australia had a penalty advantage but that fizzled out when they broke into the Pumas 22. Soon after Argentina won a turnover at a ruck. It's all happening.

  • 56'

    Tomas Cubelli replaces Landajo at scrum-half for Argentina while Fardy goes off for blood, with Ben McCalman coming on.

  • 55'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 15-22. One-score game again as Australia are penalised once more. Greg Holmes and Toby Smith replace Kepu and Slipper respectively in the front-row.

  • 53'

    Boy this game has opened up. Argentina have another chance to kick at goal after referee Barnes penalises Australia at the breakdown. It''s a tough one though so the Pumas go for touch.

  • 51'

    Sustained pressure from Argentina which sees them make it to the Wallaby 22. Can they make this count with points on the board?

  • 48'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY. 12-22. Poor from Lobbe as he puts a hand into a ruck to gift Foley a shot which he gobbles up.

  • 45'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 12-19. Unlike Foley, Sanchez makes no mistake after a scrum penalty. Seven point gap.

  • 44'

    Hernandez cannot continue due to injury so here comes Jeronimo de la Fuente in his place. Australia scrum on their own 22.

  • 43'

    A lifeline for Argentina as Foley misses an early penalty from 35 metres out. It wasn't the most difficult kick of his afternoon.

  • 41'

    Welcome back as Foley kicks off this second-half. Massive 40.

  • 40'

    Argentina 9 Australia 19

  • 39'

    Folau clears well up to the Argentina ten-metre. One last chance for Argentina here as they go wide on halfway and break through thanks to Cordero's excellent break. But the final pass isn't held by Tuculet. The try was on there. Agony for Argentina.

  • 37'

    Lavanini is back on for Argentina. Three minutes until half-time.

  • 36'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 9-19. A much-needed three points for the Pumas as Sekope Kepu is offside at a line-out.

  • 34'

    An ugly miss from Foley wide out so it remains a 13-point lead.

  • 33'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, ASHLEY-COOPER. 6-19. There it is. Wide ball out from Foley to Ashley-Cooper and he is over on the left.

  • 31'

    Another setback for Argentina as Creevy comes off injured and is replaced by Julian Montoya. Compounding that is now it's an Australian scrum just 25 metres from the Pumas line. Chance here.

  • 29'

    Argentina do well to survive and win a scrum close to their line. Now they have a penalty from the set-piece. Hernandez clears.

  • 28'

    Australia are hunting the try here and throw in eight metres out.

  • 26'

    YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, LAVANINI. Tomas Lavanini goes to the sin-bin for a no-arm tackle on Folau. Big ten minutes.

  • 24'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 6-14. Well well. Argentina win a penalty at that aforementioned scrum. Five metres out then and the Pumas point to the posts. Nice kick from wide out.

  • 21'

    Brilliant defence from Australia five metres from their own line as they disrupt a Pumas driving maul to win a relieving scrum.

  • 20'

    Head injury assessment for wing Juan Imhoff here as Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino comes on. It's Australian ball again as Foley kicks over halfway but they offend soon after. Pumas penalty.

  • 18'

    Music to the ears of the Pumas players as Wayne Barnes blows for Folau holding on. It will be an Argentina line-out from the penalty.

  • 16'

    Australia are back into Argentina's 22, looking for their third try of the semi-final. What a key score that would be in the contest.

  • 14'

    Australia look so dangerous today as they break again, this time through Folau and Tevita Kuridrani. Fortunately for the Pumas they eventually clear to halfway...but for how long?

  • 11'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY. 3-14. Touchline extras.

  • 10'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, ASHLEY-COOPER. 3-12. And it is. A long pass out to Adam Ashley-Cooper and he races into the corner.

  • 9'

    But you can't make mistakes like that. Santiago Cordero has knocked on from a quick tap in his own 22 so it's a Wallaby scrum just 15 metres out. This could be a costly mistake.

  • 7'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 3-7. They get points on the board after Australia infringe after Bosch's break. Game on.

  • 6'

    Bosch breaks into the 22. Here come Argentina looking to reply.

  • 5'

    Some valuable territory for the Pumas in this open start to the game. They have a line-out 37 metres from Australia's try-line.

  • 3'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY. 0-7. The extras are good.

  • 2'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, SIMMONS. 0-5. A nightmare start from Nicolas Sanchez as he sees his pass intercepted by second row Rob Simmons, who runs it over from about 25 metres out.

  • 1'

    Here we go then with Juan Martin Hernandez kicking off to his right. The Wallabies clear it through Bernard Foley soon after.

  • 0'

    Both sets of players are on the field. Next up, the anthems.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second Rugby World Cup semi-final from Twickenham. It's Argentina versus Australia today as the southern hemisphere pair look to secure a showdown against New Zealand in next Saturday's final. Can los Pumas continue their impressive recent run of form and stun a Wallabies side that came ever so close to bowing out against Scotland in the quarter-finals? Team news coming up.

  • 0'

    Argentina have made just one change, with Marcelo Bosch back from suspension and straight into the side at outside centre. He replaces Matias Moroni, who misses out on the 23 altogether, with the only other change seeing tighthead prop Juan Figallo preferred to Juan Pablo Orlandi on the bench.

  • 0'

    Australia have made three changes from the line-up that beat Scotland with prop Scott Sio ruled out and replaced by James Slipper. Toby Smith comes onto the bench, while injured duo Israel Folau and David Pocock are back from injury. They replace benched pair Kurtley Beale and Ben McCalman.

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Argentina Australia
  • 0 Tries 4
    • 1' Rob Simmons
    • 9' Adam Ashley-Cooper
    • 31' Adam Ashley-Cooper
    • 71' Adam Ashley-Cooper
  • 0 Conversions 3
    • 2' Bernard Foley
    • 10' Bernard Foley
    • 72' Bernard Foley
  • 5 Penalties 1
    • 6' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 23' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 35' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 44' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 54' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 47' Bernard Foley
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 25' Tomas Lavanini
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Marcos Ayerza
  • Agustin Creevy
  • Ramiro Herrera
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Pablo Matera
  • Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
  • Leonardo Senatore
  • Martin Landajo
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Juan Imhoff
  • Juan Martin Hernandez
  • Marcelo Bosch
  • Santiago Cordero
  • Joaquin Tuculet
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • James Slipper
  • Stephen Moore
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Kane Douglas
  • Rob Simmons
  • Scott Fardy
  • Michael Hooper
  • David Pocock
  • Will Genia
  • Bernard Foley
  • Drew Mitchell
  • Matt Giteau
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper
  • Israel Folau
  • Julian Montoya
  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Juan Figallo
  • Matias Alemanno
  • Facundo Isa
  • Tomas Cubelli
  • Jeronimo De La Fuente
  • Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • Toby Smith
  • Greg Holmes
  • Dean Mumm
  • Ben McCalman
  • Nick Phipps
  • Matt Toomua
  • Kurtley Beale

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