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The anthems are complete at last, and kick off is imminent.
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It has been almost four years since Argentina recorded a Test victory over the Wallabies.
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Karl Dickson of England has the whistle for this one with Mike Adamson (Scotland) & Chris Busby (Ireland) running the lines and TMO Marius van der Westhuizen in the booth.
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Argentina: 15 Juan Cruz Mallía, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou,, 8 Pablo Matera, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martín González Samso, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya (captain), 1 Thomas Gallo Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Joel Sclavi, 19 Facundo Isa, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Tomas Cubeli, 22 Tomas Albornoz, 23 Lucio Cinti
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Australia: 15 Tom Wright, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Lalakai Foketi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Nic White, 8 Rob Valetini, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Jed Holloway, 5 Darcy Swain, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Lachlan Lonergan, 1 James Slipper (captain). Replacements: 16 Billy Pollard, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Pone Fa’amausili, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Irae Simone, 23 Reece Hodge.
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Rugby Championship Test match between Argentina and Australia from Estadio Bicentenario in San Juan.
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Australia kick off.
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TRY, ARGENTINA, IMHOFF, 5-0: Argentina beat the Australian defence out wide and a kick ahead causes chaos before Imhoff sprints in to score.
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CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI, 7-0: Boffelli takes his time and slots from a tricky angle.
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Argentina make a good exit after the restart and Australia knock on bring it back.
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A brilliant 50-22 sets up an Argentina lineout deep in the Australia 22.
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TRY, ARGENTINA, GALLO, 12-0: Gallo powers over the line and Argentina have made a sensational start.
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CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI, 14-0: Boffelli makes no mistake from straight in front.
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Argentina use the box kick to exit and win a scrum near halfway again as they were going forward as two players wrestled for the ball.
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Argentina are looking to try and milk a penalty from the scrum but they only get a free kick which they send high into the San Juan sky.
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Koroibete and McReight come together to win a penalty on defence and change the momentum of the game.
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TRY, AUSTRALIA, SLIPPER, 14-5: Slipper bursts over in a follow up to a superb worked move off the lineout from Australia.
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CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, O'CONNOR, 14-7: O'Connor adds the extras and this game is on.
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It's really turned for the Pumas as they now kick straight out from the restart and the Wallabies have a centre spot scrum.
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Australia's attack is vibrant and dynamic and well marshalled by White but they just lose it within five of the line, it gets brought back for a penalty straight in front though.
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PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, O'CONNOR, 14-10: O'Connor accepts the three.
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A great counter ruck ensures that Australia win a penalty near halfway after a good box-kick exit from White.
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Australia burst into the Argentina 22 once again and go over but the TMO wants to have another look at the last pass.
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The referee doesn't like a cleanout by Australia in the buildup to the try and the Pumas get a penalty.
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TRY, ARGENTINA, DE LA FUENTA, 19-10: De La Fuenta seems to pull up before he powers over through a hole created by his off step.
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CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI, 21-10: Boffelli makes it a 14-point swing after the chalked off Wallabies try.
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Swain pushes his luck as he gets up after the ruck is formed and tries to rumble on and that allows Argentina to drive them back into their half with the kick.
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An intercept gets Australia going forward into the Pumas half.
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Australia cough up a penalty on the brink of crossing the Pumas line but then Argentina miss touch with the kick which means it comes right back.
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TRY, ARGENTINA, GONZALEZ, 26-10: Gonzalez gets onto a loose ball after Australia let a hoist bounce and the flanker won't be stopped.
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Boffelli misses the conversion, but Argentina still lead by 16 points with a little over seven minutes left in the first half.
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Argentina win a penalty with a strong scrum effort that allows them to make the exit.
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A ludicrous piece of officiating nonsense denies Boffelli a try and Australia have a goal-line dropout.
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Boffelli goes over for the score but the wants another look at the grounding.
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Australia get a relieving penalty after a charge down sets them into a panic.
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Argentina steal it at the lineout and hoof it out to end the first half with a 16-point edge.
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Argentina stop the attack but illegally so according to the referee and Australia opt to set up another lineout.
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Australia set up a lineout inside the Argentina 22 and will hope to score before the break.
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Argentina kick deep to restart.
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A promising Australia attack ends with a handling error.
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Poor discipline from Argentina as they see a penalty turned around after a no-arms clearout.
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Australia get over the line but the ball is stripped in goal and goes dead and the Pumas can drop out.
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Australia are camped in the Pumas 22 but they need to get some points out of this.
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Argentina hold on and eventually hold up Australia as Koroibete can't get a knee down and the Pumas can scrum in a bid to exit their 22.
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A scrum time penalty allows Argentina to get out of their 22 and a big kick takes play up towards halfway but they are stoped short of entering the Australia half as they are pushed into touch at the lineout.
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Argentina use a quick throw-in to finally exit their own half and then win a penalty.
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PENALTY, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI, 29-10: Boffelli nudges a kick over from 40 metres to finally add to the score in the second half.
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Carreras now punts Argentina into the Australia 22.
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Argentina knock on after Australia coughed it up inside their own 22 with O'Connor isolated.
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Argentina win a cheap penalty after a silly late body check from Valetini and they move play back into the Wallaby half.
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Argentina attack with advantage and they are looking to get the killer blow.
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TRY, ARGENTINA, GALLO, 34-10: Gallo gets over for the score.
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CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI,36-10: Boffelli converts and this one could be over as a contest.
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TRY, AUSTRALIA, IKITAU, 36-15: Ikitau slips a tackle and goes in.
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CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, O'CONNOR, 36-17: O'Connor converts the try.
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A great 50/22 from McDermott gets Australia an attacking lineout but the Pumas win a breakdown penalty to get away.
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Argentina's exit is halted and Australia have another attacking lineout.
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An errant push allows Argentina to get another easy exit from their 22 as Augustin Creevy comes on to earn a record-equalling 94th Test cap.
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Hodge flies into a Pumas player in the air and they will now just wind down the clock around the Australian 22.
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Argentina's attack fizzles out but the scrum is set inside the Australia 22.
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TRY, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI, 41-17: Boffelli gets onto the end of a neat little grubber to ice a great win.
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FULL TIME: ARGENTINA 48-17 AUSTRALIA
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CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI, 48-17: Boffelli converts to make it 48-17 when all is said and done.
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TRY, ARGENTINA, ALBORNOZ, 46-17: Albornoz gets onto another kick ahead as Argentina roll the dice again to improve their points difference.
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Boffelli just pushes his kick past the uprights but Argentina remain on course for their biggest ever win over Australia.
Argentina
Argentina
Australia
Australia
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Tries
2
1' Imhoff Juan Jose
5' Gallo Thomas
23' De La Fuente ...
32' Martin Gonzal...
63' Gallo Thomas
77' Boffelli Emil...
80' Albornoz Tomas
11' Slipper James
66' Ikitau Len
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Conversions
2
1' Boffelli Emiliano
5' Boffelli Emiliano
23' Boffelli Emil...
63' Boffelli Emil...
80' Boffelli Emil...
11' O'Connor James
66' O'Connor James
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Penalties
1
53' Boffelli Emil...
15' O'Connor James
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Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
15
Gallo Thomas
Montoya Julian
Gomez Kodela Fran...
Alemanno Mati­as
Lavanini Tomas
Martin Gonzalez Juan
Kremer Marcos
Matera Pablo
Bertranou Gonzalo
Carreras Santiago
Imhoff Juan Jose
De La Fuente Jero...
Moroni Matias
Boffelli Emiliano
Mallia Juan Cruz
Mallia Juan Cruz
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
15
Slipper James
Lonergan Lachlan
Tupou Taniela
Arnold Rory
Swain Darcy
Holloway Jed
McReight Fraser
Valetini Robert
White Nic
O'Connor James
Koroibete Marika
Foketi Lalakai
Ikitau Len
Petaia Jordan
Wright Tom
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Reserves
8
Creevy Agustin
Chaparro Nahuel T...
Bruni Rodrigo
Cubelli Tomas
Isa Facundo
Sclavi Joel
Albornoz Tomas
Cinti Lucio
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17
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21
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22
23
Simone Irae
Samu Peter
Gibbon Matt
Hodge Reece
McDermott Tate
Faamausili Poasa
Frost Nick
Pollard Billy