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Australia beat Argentina on the Gold Coast





The Wallabies have beaten Argentina on the last four consecutive matches but they have not played each other in nine years.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.
0.00: Los Pumas get proceedings under way as Juan Martin Hernandez kicks off for the visitors in the Gold Coast.
1.00: The visitors gain momentum as they work through phases and generate quick ball. Australia are penalised at the breakdown and Hernandez will line up a kick at goal.
2.00: Hernandez’s kick is on target.
4.00: Los Pumas will feed a scrum on half way after the Wallabies were unable to hold onto the ball.

7.00: Argentina are penalised at the breakdown and Berrick Barnes will line up a kick at goal.
9.00: Barnes’ kick bounces off the posts.
12.00: Pat McCabe is penalised at ruck time and Hernandez will line up a kick at goal.
13.00: Hernandez’s kick drifts left.
16.00: The Wallabies string together phases as they work towards the opposition 22. The visitors are penalised and Berrick Barnes will line up another kick at goal.
17.00: Barnes’ kick is unsuccessful.
21.00: The Wallabies gain momentum inside the opposition 22. Radike Samo gets over the try line but he loses the ball in the process and the try is not awarded. Argentina will feed a defensive scrum.
23.00: Australia string together phases just 10m from the try line, applying pressure for an extended period.
25.00: Los Pumas are penalised inside their own 22 and Barnes will line up a kick at goal.
26.00: Barnes’ kick sails over.
27.00: Quade Cooper is penalised for off-side inside his own 22. The visitors will line up a kick at goal.
28.00: Hernandez bangs over the kick.
32.00: The Wallabies feed a scrum on half way. They gain momentum as they run the ball wide. Adam Ashley-Cooper looks to off load to Digby Ioane but he is scragged by an Argentinian defender and loses the ball.
35.00: The Wallabies work through phases inside opposition territory. They work their way up inside the 22 and Nathan Sharpe breaks for the home side to get over the try line. The TMO rules that the try has not been scored as Sharpe is held up.
37.00: The Wallabies miss out on another vital scoring opportunity as they are penalised just 15m from the line. The visitors clear.
39.00: The home team look to run the ball once more. They are awarded a scrum feed after the visitors were pinged at ruck time.
The half time score was Australia 3 Argentina 6
40.00: Barnes gets the second half under way for the Wallabies.
43.00: The Wallabies gain momentum off the back of a scrum inside their own territory. The visitors’ defence stands firm, however, and the Pat McCabe is scragged into touch.
46.00: Barnes looks to kick an up-and-under but it is charged down. The Wallabies are able to hold onto the ball, however, and look to build phases near half way.
48.00: Los Pumas are penalised at the breakdown and Barnes will line up a 15m kick at goal.
49.00: Barnes slots the kick, levelling the scores.
50.00: Tomas Leonardi dots down for Argentina after charging down a kick by Quade Cooper deep inside the home side’s 22.
51.00: The conversion is unsuccessful.
53.00: Los Pumas get their second try within two minutes after a solid break sees Julio Farias Cabello dots down.
54.00: They are unable to convert the try.
56.00: Los Pumas get within 10m of the line after a strong passage of solid phase play. Hernandez will line up a kick at goal.
57.00: Hernandez slots the kick, extending Argentina’s lead.
59.00: The Wallabies string together phases and work their way up inside the opposition 22. Pat McCabe breaks into space at pace and dots down for the Wallabies’ first try.
60.00: Barnes converts the try.
62.00: The Wallabies gain momentum off the back of a lineout on half way. They work through over ten phases but the visitors’ defence stands firm and the Wallabies are unable to hold onto the ball.
65.00: Los Pumas are pinged at lineout time and the Wallabies kick for touch.
67.00: The visitors are penalised at scrum time inside Wallabies territory. Barnes kicks for touch.
69.00: Digby Ioane breaks and evades several defenders to score the Wallabies’ second try.
70.00: Barnes converts the try.
72.00: The Wallabies are penalised inside opposition territory. Los Pumas kick for touch.
74.00: Los Pumas apply pressure inside the Wallabies’ 22 but they are penalised at ruck time.
75.00: Los Pumas feed a scrum inside their own half. The Wallabies are penalised and Hernandez kicks for touch.
76.00: The Wallabies earn a penalty inside their own 22. Cooper clears to get the home team out of jail.
77.00: The Wallabies earn a penalty near half way and Kurtley Beale will have a kick at posts.
78.00: Beale bangs over the long-range penalty.
80.00: Los Pumas build phases inside the opposition 22 but are pinged at maul time.
The final score is Australia 23 (3) Argentina 19 (6)


Tries – P. McCabe, D. Ioane
Pen – B. Barnes 2, K. Beale
Con – B. Barnes 2
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – T. Leonardi, J. Farias Cabello
Pen – J. Martin Hernandez 3
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
W. Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Ref 1:N. Owens (WRU)
Assistant Ref 2: G. Jackson (NZRU)
TMO: M. Goddard (ARU)



15. Berrick Barnes, 14. Dominic Shipperley, 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12. Pat McCabe, 11. Digby Ioane, 10. Quade Cooper, 9. Nick Phipps, 8. Radike Samo, 7. Michael Hooper, 6. Dave Dennis, 5. Nathan Sharpe (c), 4. Kane Douglas, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson

Reserves: 16. Stephen Moore, 17. James Slipper, 18. Scott Higginbotham, 19. Liam Gill, 20. Brett Sheehan, 21. Anthony Fainga’a, 22. Kurtley Beale


15. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14. Gonzalo Camacho, 13. Marcelo Bosch, 12. Santiago Fernandez, 11. Horacio Agulla, 10. Juan Martin Hernandez, 9. Martin Landajo, 8. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (c), 7. Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6. Julio Farias Cabello, 5. Patricio Albacete, 4. Manuel Carizza, 3. Juan Figallo, 2. Eusebio Guinazu, 1. Rodrigo Roncero.

Reserves: 16. Agustin Creevy, 17. Juan Pablo Orlandi, 18. Leonardo Senatore, 19. Toms Leonardi, 20. Nicolas Vergallo, 21. Martin Rodriguez, 22. Juan Imhoff.

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