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Wallabies vs Argentina highlights: Australia secure World Cup Final showdown with the All Blacks

25th October, 2015


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Argentina Vs. Australia

2015 Rugby World Cup, 26 October, 2015

Twickenham Stadium
Australia 29 defeated Argentina 15
Argentina Australia
0/1 DROP GOAL 0/1
Top scorers:
  • Argentina - Sánchez
  • N 15pts (5G)
Important moments:
  • Australia took the lead at the 2 min. mark 1st half
  • Foley, B (AUS) conversion at the 73 min. mark 2nd half
Referee: W Barnes
Touch judges: J Peyper & G Clancy
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 2.00am (AEDT) Monday
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Betting: Australia $1.38, Argentina $3.06

1. James Slipper (72 Tests), 2. Stephen Moore (c) (100 Tests), 3. Sekope Kepu (61 Tests), 4. Kane Douglas (21 Tests), 5. Rob Simmons (58 Tests), 6. Scott Fardy (28 Tests), 7. Michael Hooper (vc) (49 Tests), 8. David Pocock (53 Tests), 9. Will Genia (64 Tests), 10. Bernard Foley (25 Tests), 11. Drew Mitchell (68 Tests), 12. Matt Giteau (100 Tests), 13. Tevita Kuridrani (29 Tests), 14. Adam Ashley-Cooper (vc) (112 Tests), 15. Israel Folau (36 Tests)

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (59 Tests), 17. Toby Smith (2 Tests), 18. Greg Holmes (22 Tests), 19. Dean Mumm (42 Tests), 20. Ben McCalman (45 Tests), 21. Nick Phipps (36 Tests), 22. Matt Toomua (29 Tests), 23. Kurtley Beale (58 Tests)

1. Marcos Ayerza, 2. Agustin Creevy (captain), 3. Ramiro Herrera, 4. Guido Petti, 5. Tomas Lavanini, 6. Pablo Matera, 7. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 8. Leonardo Senatore, 9. Martin Landajo, 10. Nicolas Sanchez, 11. Juan Imhoff, 12. Juan Martin Hernandez, 13. Marcelo Bosch, 14. Santiago Cordero, 15. Joaquin Tuculet

16. Julian Montoya, 17. Lucas Noguera, 18. Juan Figallo, 19. Matias Alemanno, 20. Facundo Isa , 21. Tomas Cubelli, 22. Jeronimo De La Fuente, 23. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
Australia overcame Scotland - just - at the death. (Photo: AFP)
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Match result:

Australia will meet New Zealand in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final. The Bledisloe rivals take each other on for the first time in tournament history! Both going for their third Word Cup win.

Final score:
Australia 29
Argentina 15


Match preview

The Wallabies tussle with the Pumas with a spot in their fourth World Cup final up for grabs. Join The Roar from 3:00am (AEDT) for live scores of all the action from Twickenham.

After the climatic, controversial win over Scotland in the quarter-finals, the Wallabies are still alive. They meet Rugby Championship rivals Argentina for a berth in the final, in what is their sixth World Cup semi-final appearance.

The Pumas finished second in Pool C and pushed the All Blacks hard in their tournament opener. They have improved as the World Cup has gone on and they have a nice blend of youth and experience.

Strong in the set-piece, hard in the breakdown, Argentina have added an impressive running game and the ability to mix their play up. They are no longer just a forward-based, tight-five dominated team. Having beaten Australia on home soil in 2014, they won’t fear the green and gold.


The Wallabies had a scare against Scotland but will have refocused for this game and worked hard in training. Their World Cup, with five straight victories, hinges on this match. There’s unlikely to be the savour of a referee’s whistle this time around.

David Pocock and Israel Folau are back in a big plus for the Aussies. Scott Sio is out with injury and has been replaced by James Slipper, with Toby Smith on the bench. The Wallabies will need to be at their best to defeat the Pumas.

The scrum, lineout and breakdown will all be hotly contested areas. There will also be pressure on Bernard Foley to improve his goal-kicking. The Australian defence will also need to tighten up after leaking three soft tries, one a charge down and one an intercept, against Scotland.

Argentina pumped Ireland in their quarter-final and will look for width and holes around the ruck. They have big forwards who can offload and a pair of nifty halves, and are riding high on a wave of naional pride.

The Pumas have made just one starting change with Marcelo Bosch back in for centre Matiss Moroni. Agustin Creevy will captain the side.

This is both team’s World Cup moment of truth. Either New Zealand or South Africa await in the decider. It should be an absolute cracker.

My prediction: Wallabies by five points.

Join The Roar from 3:00am (AEDT) for the semi-final showpiece from Twickenham.


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