#RWC2015: Australia lead Argentina 19-9 at halftime

The Wallabies scored three tries in the first half, via lock Rob Simmons and winger Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Australia vs Argentina in the Rugby World Cup semifinal at Twickenham on 25 October 2015. Picture: Rugby World Cup ‏@rugbyworldcup.

CAPE TOWN - Australia lead Argentina 19-9 at halftime in the second semi-final at Rugby World Cup at Twickenham.

The Wallabies scored three tries in the first half, via lock Rob Simmons and two from winger Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez slotted three penalties, while lock Tomas Lavanini was harshly sinbinned by referee Wayne Barnes for a dangerous tackle.

Simmons was first to dot down. He scored in the third minute, intercepting a loose pass inside the Argentinian 22 metre area.

The Wallabies dominate the possession and territory statistics, pinning the South Americans in their half of the field for much of the first half.

Ashley-Cooper then rounded off a good Australian backline move, diving over in the right hand corner in the 10th minute for the Wallabies second try.

He scored a second try late in the first half, receiving a floated pass over the Argentinian defence in the left hand corner this time.

With limited scoring opportunities, Argentina were kept in the game by their flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, who converted all his three penalty attempts.

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