Argentina Outmatched in Australia

Australia hosted Argentina on Saturday the 16th of September at the GIRO Stadium.

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Kickoff at the Giro stadium and Australia host Argentina on Saturday the 16th of September in a 2017 Rugby Championship fixture.

Ahead of this encounter, both teams haven't won a match in this year’s 2017 Rugby Championship.

Australia has lost both their matches to New Zealand and have drawn one to South Africa. Argentina is yet to win after suffering two losses to the Springboks in PE and Salta.

Australia will be looking for a clean win to gain some respectable points in their 2017 Rugby Championship campaign.

Bernard Foley gets the hosts off the mark after a penalty conversion, Argentina held their own and made a break in the 10th minute.  Argentina were holding more possession and were mounting phases, passing the ball wide and creating chances through their forwards, Australia's defence looked set for the challenge but scrumhalf Martin Ladajo scored after a quick pick up from the base saw the visitors' first try, although the try was checked for obstruction it was given after the referee’s conclusion. Argentina converted and took the lead for the first time in the match.

Argentina continued their pressure and saw themselves spend most of their time in Wallaby territory, Folau took full advantage and finished off a great team try in the 28th, after great ball handling skills from Foley and Beale, set Folau free to dot down. Foley converted to bring the game level, 10 all.

We’re seeing what we've expected, great running rugby and closely contested matchup from both oppositions.

In the 49th minute, Marika Koroebita scored and Foley’s conversion brought his team up 17 – 13.

The Australians took control of the second half and were rolling phases easily. Folau scored his second after a skip pass from Foley saw him break a defenders tackle to score.

The Australians were showing their dominance over an Argentinian side that seemed to have lost its morale.

Argentina took control of most of the possession in the 55th and almost scored twice but were matched by stern defence, Australia conceded a penalty and opted for the lineout in the 60th minute of camping in opposition territory.

Australia won a scrum at the five-metre line and Will Genia picked up from the driving scrum to score easily, opening the floodgates with 8 minutes to play.

Foley’s conversion hit the upright but sneaks in, Australia 31 – 13 Argentina.

The Australian rugby team extended their lead from the restart as Nick Phipps scored from quick hands from Beale and Foley before McMahon passed to Nick Phipps to score. Foley converted with ease.

Argentina scored a consolation as Matias Moroni's solo chip kick and collect try saw him score in the corner, Nicolas Sanchez converted. Argentina 20 – 38 Australia with 2 minutes on the clock.

Australia kept possession from the restart and were hunting a closing try, the sound of the hooter didn’t discourage the attack as they went over for their 6th try as Jordan Uelese scored.

Foley converts ending the game at 45 – 20to the Wallabies.

Australia will head to Bloemfontein on the 30th of September to face the Springboks in their fourth 2017 Rugby Championship Test. Argentina will host New Zealand in their upcoming Test on the 1st of October in Buenos Aires.

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Writtern by Lungelo Mdladla for Hollywoodbets

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