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The two sides are heading out onto the pitch for the national anthems.
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This is how Argentina will lineup: 15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Pablo Matera, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julian Montoya (captain), 1 Facundo Gigena. Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Rodrigo Martinez, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Joaquin Oviedo, 21 Gonzalo Garcia, 22 Domingo Miotti, 23 Mateo Carreras.
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It's been a familiar story for Argentina in the Rugby Championship this year with a bunch of solid performances but no results to show for it. They will want to change that against Australia today.
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This is how Australia will lineup: 15 Reece Hodge, 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic White, 8 Rob Valetini, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Rob Leota, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper. Replacements: 16 Feleti Kaitu’u, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Tom Robertson, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 James O’Connor, 23 Jordan Petaia.
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Australia will be looking to kick on after two major upset wins against the Springboks with another strong performance against Argentina, who they traditionally struggle against a bit.
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Rugby Championship match between Australia and Argentina at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
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Nic White will get proceedings underway with the kickoff
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The game has started with an early game of aerial ping-pong resulting in nothing gained for either side as Argentina get a lineout on halfway.
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Good early pressure here from Argentina as they take it through the phases to move play up to Australia's 22m line.
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Oh that's a bad miss. Argentina managed to force a penalty but Santiago Carreras pulled his kick wide of the left hand upright.
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Australia are wasting no time making Argentina rue that missed kick, moving the ball up the field and putting the visitors under immense pressue.
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TRY! AUSTRALIA! Reece Hodge. 5-0. The Aussies were moving the ball too fast for the Argentina defence to ever set up correctly and they took advantage of the holes with Samu Kerevi bursting through before offloading for Hodge to charge his way over the line.
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CONVERSION! AUSTRALIA! Quade Cooper. 7-0.
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Bit of nerves beginning to show by Argentina as Tomas Lavanini is unable to handle a simple clearance kick and giving possession straight back to Australia with a knock on.
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Michael Hooper concedes a penalty on Argentina's 22m line and gives the visitors some much needed room to breathe.
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Argentina really need to tighten things up at the moment. They are giving away possession far too easily and need to put Australia under some pressure soon or this could get ugly.
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Huge sigh of relief for Argentina after Marika Koroibete broke through for Australia but his pass to Cooper was forward.
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The game is still camped in the Argentina half but the visitors seem to have sorted out their defensive frailties for now and are keeping Australia at bay.
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CONVERSION! AUSTRALIA! Quade Cooper. 14-0.
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TRY! AUSTRALIA! Samu Kerevi! 12-0. The commentators curse strikes as Argentina's resistance is shattered by Quade Cooper's line break. After going through a couple of phases, Samu Kerevi drove over the line and managed to dot the ball down under immense pressure.
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PENALTY! ARGENTINA! 14-3. Santiago Carreras.
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A bit of a lull in proceedings now as the basics are letting both teams down. Lots of unnecessary unforced errors is keeping play camped around halfway.
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Big scrum penalty won by Australia, allowing White to put a kick in for the corner and creating an attacking lineout opportunity
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Unfortunately the lineout is expertly stolen by Tomas Lavanini and Argentina are able to clear their lines and send play back to the middle of the pitch.
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Australia have made their way back up the field and are now camped on Argentina's 5m line.
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No try! Nic White darted through but grounded the ball against the bottom of the post, which is no longer counted as a try. Australia still have the ball though because there was a penalty advantage being played.
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PENALTY! AUSTRALIA! Quade Cooper. 17-3.
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Excellent defence from Argentina this time as they are able to hold up a driving maul and force a turnover.
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Australia will be happy to be leading but desperately disappointed not to have scored more points after spending the vast majority of the first half in the visitors territory.
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And that's half time. Australia with a comfortable lead but it should be even bigger. Argentina are going to have to come up with another plan for the second period otherwise, if the Wallabies get their act together, this could become a cricket score.
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Santiago Carreras gets the second half underway for Argentina.
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TRY! ARGENTINA! Julian Montoya! 17-8. What a difference half time can make. They start the second half strong, kick an early penalty out to touch to set up a relentless driving maul to get captain Montoya over for the visitors first try. Unfortunately the conversion was missed.
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Similar to the start of the first half, neither side looks willing to risk running at each other and a battle of the boot ensues.
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Argentina on the front foot again, testing the Aussie defence around halfway. So far the hosts are holding firm.
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Very silly play by Marcos Kremer who runs into Marika Koroibete after the whistle with no attempt to make a tackle at all and Argentina's penalty in an attacking position is reversed and Australia can clear their lines.
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Argentina are looking so confident on the ball at the moment with some solid carries into contact earning good yards up the field.
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Emiliano Boffelli's boot is letting the Pumas down a bit tonight as he misses another kick at goal.
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Another bizarre transgression from Kremer who now trips Reece Hodge with his leg, once again having an Argentina penalty reversed and this time earning himself a yellow card. Absolutely brainless and inexcusable from an international level rugby player.
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Great run by Andrew Kellaway relieves the pressure on Australia and moves play up towards the halfway line.
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Australia taking the ball through the phases, inching the ball closer and closer to the Argentina line.
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PENALTY! AUSTRALIA! James O’Connor. 20-8.
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Great play from Argentina at the restart despite being a man down and they've moved play up to the Australia 5m line.
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Superb defending from Australia who manage to keep Argentina out under immense pressure, eventually winning a scum penalty and a chance to clear the ball.
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Nice kick from James O'Conner, who brings play up onto the Argentina 22m.
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TRY! AUSTRALIA! Andrew Kellaway! 25-8. The relentless pressure finally pays off for Australia. The final pass looked as if it might have been slightly forward, but the score is no less than the Wallabies deserve.
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CONVERSION! AUSTRALIA! James O'Conner. 27-8.
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Australia instantly back on attack and already have the ball up on Argentina's 5m line. Superb finish to the game by the home side. The Pumas may just be running out of steam a bit.
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The game has become very stop-start now as there are some tired bodies out on the field making elementary handling errors.
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And that's full time. An entertaining game comes to a relatively tame conclusion as Australia shut the game out to claim a 27-8 win, their third in a row in the Rugby Championship.
Australia
Argentina
3
Tries
1
5' Hodge Reece
19' Kerevi Samu
70' Kellaway Andrew
43' Montoya Julian
3
Conversions
0
7' Cooper Quade
19' Cooper Quade
71' O'Connor James
2
Penalties
1
32' Cooper Quade
60' O'Connor James
21' Boffelli Emil...
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Slipper James
Fainga'a Folau
Tupou Taniela
Rodda Izack
Philip Matt
Leota Robert
Hooper Michael
Valetini Robert
White Nic
Cooper Quade
Koroibete Marika
Kerevi Samu
Ikitau Len
Kellaway Andrew
Hodge Reece
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Gigena Facundo
Montoya Julian
Medrano Santiago
Alemanno Mati­as
Lavanini Tomas
Martin Gonzalez Juan
Kremer Marcos
Matera Pablo
Bertranou Gonzalo
Carreras Santiago
Boffelli Emiliano
Chocobares Santiago
Cinti Lucio
Cordero Santiago
Mallia Juan Cruz
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Reserves
8
Kaitu'u Feleti
Bell Angus
Robertson Tom
Swain Darcy
Samu Peter
McDermott Tate
O'Connor James
Petaia Jordan
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17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Socino Santiago
Pagadizabal Guido...
Garcia Gonzalo
Miotti Domingo
Heiland Enrique P...
Oviedo Joaquin
Carreras Mateo
Martinez Rodrigo