The Wallabies will no doubt be pleased to have won tonight —and to have secured a bonus point. With so little possession they may wonder just how they managed it, but credit will be given where it’s due, to their defence which did a mountain of work.
After three quick tries to start the game — a time during which Argentina seemed in a distracted daze, as if they were worried they’d rushed off to the game having forgotten to
turn the oven off— the Wallabies appeared on track for a big win but any slickness they showed early on soon lost its lustre as the game became more of a grind. The backs never really had much of a chance after that blistering opening.
However, Australia will start the match as favourites, especially with the return of David Pocock and Israel Folau to the starting line-up.
The Pumas will be desperate to show that they are on the up and, with South Africa unlikely to trouble New Zealand in Wellington, the winner of this clash will put themselves in pole position for second place in this years Rugby Championship.