Australia beat Argentina 32-25 at Skilled Park
The wet conditions didn’t help with handling errors, both teams battling in the line-outs.
CAPE TOWN - Australia have beaten Argentina 32-25 at Queensland's Skilled Park in their Rugby Championship clash today.
Two tries either side of halftime by Australia's Michael Hooper, and a third by Peter Betham set the Wallabies on their way to victory.
Argentina also scored three tries, as Manuel Montero, Marcello Bosch and Nicholas Tuculet scored.
The game started off with a bang as Hooper scored after just two minutes to give the home team the advantage.
That lead was short lived as Argentina winger Montero made a great 50 metre run down the touch line, brushing off three tackles to get over the line for the visitors.
The wet conditions didn't help with handling errors, both teams battling in the line-outs with the slippery ball.
Bernard Foley slotted three penalties in the first half, to take the score to 14-7 at the break.
Hooper scored his second early in the second half, as the Wallabies took control of the game with a 21-7 lead.
Sanchez and Foley then traded penalties, taking the score to 24-13 in the 58th minute in favour of the home side, as the Wallabies still controlled the game.
Peter Betham then scored for the Wallabies, who at that stage looked well on their way to victory with the score at 29-13 in the 61st minute.
But that's when the Argentina fight back began.
Two second half tries for Argentina by Marcello Bosch and Nicholas Tuculet took the score to 29-25 in favour of the Wallabies, with just under 10 minutes to play.
But the Wallabies held on, as Bernard Foley slotted one last penalty with a few minutes to go, to seal a 32-25 win over Argentina.
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