Australia beats Argentina in Mendoza – Super Rugby Pacific | Super Rugby Championship news, results and fixtures from Super XV Rugby (2023)

Welcome to the second test of Rugby Championship 2022 between Argentina and Australia at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza.

Australia are unbeaten in their last six Tests against Argentina (W4, D2). The Wallabies have won six of their last seven games against the Pumas in Argentina (L1), including their last three in a row.

  • Argentina have won three of their last five Tests (L2) and will look for consecutive victories for the first time since November 2020, when they recorded a historic 25-15 victory over the USA (47-17). New Zealand.
  • Argentina have averaged just 10 points per game in their last nine Rugby Championship/Tri-Nations matches, conceding two draws and seven losses.
  • The last home win of the Pumas in this competition came in August 2018 against South Africa (32-19).
  • Australia have won just one of the last nine Tests played outside Australia (U1, N7), taking a 32-23 win over Japan at that stage in October 2021; However, of the last three losses, two have been by a margin of two points or less
  • Australia have won just one of their last six friendlies (N5) and have not led a game at half-time – five of those six games have been decided by margins of just eight points or less.

Current Stats:

  • No team stole more opposition lineouts than Argentina (6); However, only South Africa (95%) won a greater percentage of their own lineouts than Australia (93%) during this period.
  • Argentina played 22 times more per match than any other Rugby Championship team in July (10.7); However, the Cougars scored fewer points per 22 appearances than any other Tier 1 country (1.59).
  • Australia managed eight tackles that resulted in a loss of possession, the second highest of any Tier One team (France – 11) – no other Rugby Championship team has recorded more than three in this category.

Players to watch

  • Guido Petti stole four lineouts in the July 2022 Tests, the most of any player from a Tier 1 country; He also won seven lineouts against his own team - more than any other Puma player.
  • Noah Lolesio had a 100% (7/7) success rate on his conversion attempts in the July 2022 tests, the highest of any player from a Tier 1 country with no errors and the second most conversions by a player in the Tier 1 country were scored (Jordie Barrett). – 9 for New Zealand).

BREAK: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has withdrawn from the Australian tour to Argentina for personal reasons. Rugby Australia released a statement saying Hooper would return to Australia.

The statement said the 121 Test veteran was "unable at this time to fulfill the responsibilities associated with leading and representing his country."

Hooper said: "While this decision was not an easy one, I know it is the right one for me and the team at the moment.

"Throughout my career I have tried to put the team first and I feel that with the current mentality I am not able to fulfill my responsibilities at the moment."

Prop James Slipper (110 tests) will be captain, while Fraser McReight will start on the open side.

game details

At the start of this game, bookmakers give Argentina a 5-point lead to start the game, so they expect the Wallabies to win by at least 6 points.

We are waiting for the kick-off.

In the meantime, check out the game preview.

Have a look!We are in Mendoza, Argentina.

2am: Tomás Lavanini charges Nic White's free kick to the ground, confusing the Pumas after Len Ikitau knocked down Quade Cooper's loose throw near the try line.

4.00: White does not make a mistake with his free throw this time and throws the ball to the center line.

6pm: TRY! Pablo Matera shoots through a big hole and opens the score. The score came after a well-made lineout move before a quick pass allowed the Crusaders forward to find a gap and hit support for Allan Alaalatoa, who had no chance at close range. 5-0

7am: CONVERSION!The kick is good, Emiliano Boffelli adds the two. 7-0

9am: Australia have a chance at some cheap points after being sidelined at the Pumas.

10am: Penalty kick!Cooper brings the Aussies to the board. 7-3

11am: The Wallabies break the ball and Boffelli gets a long shot on target from close to the touchline.

12 noon: Penalty kick!Emiliano makes no mistake. 10-3

3pm: The Wallabies' back line is offside before the end of the lineout, Boffelli demands the tee shot.

4 p.m.: Penalty kick!The stairs are good. 13-3

6pm: TRY! Jordan Petaia scores after Australia opted for a drive-maul in the starting line-up. Hunter Paisamiran plays first receiver Cooper in a looping run. Cooper drew on defenders before sending Petaia off. 13-8

7pm: CONVERSION!Cooper adds the extras. 13-10

10 p.m.: Penalty kick!Boffelli scores his third goal after another foul by the guests. 16-10

11pm: Darcy Swain sends Cooper through a gap and the flyhalf rushes from half to the opposition 22 before a poor pass from Rob Valetini is brought forward by Len Ikitau.

10pm: The Wallabies win a penalty kick to launch an attack into the opposing half.

11pm: Oh dear, the Aussies squander a guilty chance on another try when the ball is lost up front on the Pumas' try line.

31:00: This game is disjointed and full of bugs, especially on reboots and shutdowns. The handling was also bad.

11pm: The reset scrum milks the clock, eventually Argentina wins a scrump penalty.

35.00: Los Pumas easily refuse three points. Instead, they go into the corner.

37.00: That's annoying because the Pumas lost the ball up front while trying to set up a drive racket.

40.00: Australia misses their tenth penalty of the match after falling on the lifter at the line-out. Boffelli will shoot from a distance.

42.00: PENALTY!Boffelli splits the post. 19-10

The half time score was Los Pumas 19 Wallabies 10

Have a look!We are back in South America.

44.00 Australia is close, but good work in the ruck results in the Cougars getting a turnover penalty on their try line.

47.00: Pressure from the Aussies leads to multiple penalty advantages on the Puma's try-line.

48.00: Scotland referee Mike Adamson has had enough, calling for TMO support for foul play from the hosts. Nothing came of the reviews, so only a penalty kick for the Wallabies. Cooper leaves the field injured.

49.00: TRY! Fraser McReight is dragged across the whitewash by Jed Holloway after the sledgehammer shattered. 19-15

49.00: CONVERSION!Reece Hodge, who handles the stair duties, handles the extras. 19-17

53:00: Both teams clean up the benches - but these aren't "bomb squads"!

55.00: TRY! Juan Martín González completes an excellent counter-attack that starts in the Pumas' half. Juan Cruz Mallía returned a clean sheet from deep in his range of 22. The fullback charged to the halfway line before sending a wide pass to Matera. Matera collected and charged into the Aussies' 22s before pulling Nic White and pinning González. 24-17

58.00: CONVERSION!Boffelli performs the corner flag conversion. 26-17

60:00: A foul after the restart gives the tourists two shots at an offensive racket on the host's line.

62.00: TRY! The print finally betrayed it. A powerful blow ends as the referee awards a penalty attempt for yet another cynical breakdown from the Argies. 26-24

63.00: YELLOW CARD!Matías Alemanno is sidelined for ten minutes for his second offense in a row. 26-24

65.00: Penalty kick!A third penalty in a row allows Hodge to put the visitors ahead. 26-27

69:00: The Cougars are slacking again in the last twenty minutes; In the end, everything is Australia.

70.00: TRY! Try to drive machine Folau Fainga'a over the whitewash after breaking free from another car accident. 26-32

72.00: CONVERSION!Hodge makes it an eight point ball game. 26-34

75.00: Boffelli calls for a tee shot, he hits a shot from the front center. [Arg pin 13, out pin 14]

76:00: Ma'am!The step is wide. 26-34

79.00: The Pumas try to lose a bonus point, but another penalty destroys their chances for a point. Game over.

81 a.m.: Hodge boots to the touch.

83.00: A final attack ends with a penalty for Los Pumas in the ruck. Argentina shoots to 22.

86.00: TRY! Len Ikitau closes the game in style for the Aussies. 26-39

87.00: CONVERSION!Hodge spawns the 40 burger. 26-41


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The final result is Argentina 26 (19) Australia 41 (10)


Versuche – Matera, Gonzalez
Diocese – Boffelli (4)
Met–Boffelli (2)
Fallen -
Cards -

Pogingen - Petaia, McReight, Strafpoging, Fainga'a, Ikitau
Stift – Cooper, Hodge
Met – Cooper, Hodge (3)
Fallen -
Cards – Alemanno (Yellow, 63′)

match officials
Mike Adamson (SCO)
Assistant Reference 1:Karl Dickson (NL)
Assistant reference 2:Chris Busby (IRE)
TMO:Marius van der Westhuizen (RSA)



15 John Cross Mallia, 14 James Lamb, 13 Matthias Orlando, 12 Jerome de la Fountain, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 James Carreras, 9 Thomas Cubelli, 8 Paul Matera, 7 Mark Kremer, 6 John Martin Gonzalez, 5 Thomas Lavanini, 4 Matthias Deutsch, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya (Kapitän), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Ersatz:16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Thomas Gallo, 18 Joel Sclavi, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Lautaro Bazán Vélez, 22 Tomas Albornoz, 23 Matias Moroni


15 Tom Wright, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Hunter Paisami, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic White, 8 Rob Valetini, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Jed Holloway, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga'a, 1 James Slipper (captain)

Ersatz:16 Lachlan Lonergan, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Pete Samu, 22 Jake Gordon, 23 Reece Hodge


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