Rugby Championship: Argentina corrects Australia and revives

Rugby Championship: Argentina corrects Australia and revives

Seven tries and a 48-17 correction: beaten last weekend, Argentina took a resounding revenge against Australia on the second day of the Rugby Championship on Saturday in San Juan (north-west) and seized at the head of this competition bringing together the four best nations of the southern hemisphere.

Argentinian hooker Thomas Gallo scored twice. JUAN MABROMATA / AFP

Thanks to this victory with the offensive bonus point, and a better point difference, the Argentines are ahead of the Australians at the top of the standings, ahead of South Africa and New Zealand. The Pumas’ last victory against Australia was on September 15, 2018 (23-19), in Gold Coast. Their last success at home dates back to 2014 (21-17), in Mendoza.
Gallo Double

In their first meeting in this Rugby Championship in Mendoza last Saturday, the Argentinians collapsed in the last twenty minutes, losing 41-26 after having pushed the Australians for a long time. They responded this time with seven tries by Imhoff (2nd), Gallo (6th, 64th), De la Fuente (23rd), Gonzalez Samso (31st), Boffelli (77th) and Albornoz (80th), against two from Slipper (11th). ) and Ikitau (66th).

After a fortnight’s break, the Argentinians will face New Zealanders in Christchurch on August 27 while the Australians will host the South Africans in Adelaide.

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