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Kick-off local time : Sat, 16 November 2013 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 16 November 2013 - 16h30
Venue : Cardiff
Referee : John Lacey (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  Wales Argentina
Tries George North (23min), Toby Faletau (56min), and Ken Owens (67min)
Penalties Leigh Halfpenny (6min), Leigh Halfpenny (18min), Leigh Halfpenny (40min), and Leigh Halfpenny (44min) Nicolas Sánchez (29min) and Nicolas Sánchez (50min)
Conversions Leigh Halfpenny (10min), Leigh Halfpenny (24min), Leigh Halfpenny (57min), and Leigh Halfpenny (68min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Justin Tipuric (11min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


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The Pumas try one last attacking movement to no avail. That's it - FULL TIME in Cardiff. Wales utterly dominant in their 40-6 win!


A reset scrum eats up more time before The Pumas hit up the ball. They are forced back by the Welsh defence but Lee is YELLOW CARDED for a repeated infringement.


The errors continue to creep in as Wales throw a forward pass.


Wales come away with another promising attack but AW Jones' wayward pass rolls into touch.


The Pumas finally get some ball and free up some space own the right wing, where Wales fail to roll away. They try to chew off too much ground though and the kick goes out in goal.


Owens is on target with his first throw and it's the replacement hooker to gets the TRY at the back of the driving maul! Halfpenny's CONVERSION is good!


Faletau wins the penalty on the deck and Biggar kicks a great touchfinder as Wales look for another try.


The ball eventually comes out of the scrum and Wales push on. AW Jones offloads in the tackle but it doesn't stick. Perhaps the pace of the game now beginning to take its toll.


The Pumas don't find touch from the scrum and knock-on a high ball from Halfpenny.


North is nearly in for his second after a quick tap and go by Phillips and great interplay between forwards and backs. The ball is chipped for North who knocks on due to some good defence.


Wales score a simple set-piece TRY from a scrum, taking it wide quickly to Liam Williams, who passes inside to Faletau who scores. Halfpenny adds the CONVERSION!


AW Jones wins a penalty at the breakdown in kicking distance, but it's a rare miss by sharpshooter Halfpenny.


Miscommunication leads to a Pumas knock-on from the restart but they get the free kick after Phillips' skew scrum feed.


The Pumas come away with the scrum penalty and set up the line-out. The visitors secure the throw on this occasion. Sanchez goes for a drop with the ref playing advantage for inside. The drop is away but the PENALTY is over.


Wales counter from a Sanchez chip kick. They take it wide quickly but Faletau flings it into touch.


Wales carry the ball back into the 22 from the restart and kick out on the full so the Pumas will have a good attacking opportunity here. Guinazu misses the target though and the chance goes begging with Wales clearing.


Wales run it from their ingoal area and debutant Allen finds space. He finds North with an inside ball and the wing is away. The Pumas scramble back to deny what would have been an excellent team try but not without infringing so Halfpenny kicks the PENALTY!


And we're back underway!


The Pumas clear from a strong scrum but again gain little ground. Scott Williams runs it up from the line-out but his offload is knocked on by the Pumas. Wales work their way into the 22 where the visitors are blown up on the deck, allowing Halfpenny to slot another PENALTY! That's HALF-TIME, Wales are in complete control and lead 23-3 at the break.


Wales again see space at the back. Tuculet scrambles back and just manages to find touch inside his 22. Wales though squander the opportunity with a handling error.


This time it's a solid scrum by the Pumas. Liam Williams is penalised on the left wing for not releasing but Sanchez doesn't find touch with his penalty kick.


Biggar kicks into space but his kick rolls over the deadball area and gifts the Pumas a scrum on halfway.


The scrum goes down but no penalty this time and the teams exchange kicks to set up a Welsh line-out just inside the Pumas' half.


Sanchez makes a half break, this is better from the Pumas, but a knock-on puts paid to that attacking movement.


PENALTY! There's no breaching the Welsh defence - Hibbard making a big hit - but Wales are blown up and Sanchez put the Pumas on the board.


Wales are caught in front of the kicker and the Pumas opt for the line-out instead of a kick at goal.


A knock-on by Wales sees Tipuric return just in time for the first scrum. Bustos is blown up, so Wales win the first exchange. North gets an inside pass from Phillips and slices clean through from the line-out to score a super set-piece TRY. Halfpenny's CONVERSION makes it 20-0.


A knock-on by Wales sees Tipuric return just in time for the first scrum.


Leguizamon does extremely well to kick and regather the ball inside the 22. It comes to naught though as they are once again isolated and penalised for holding on.


The Pumas win a turnover as Wales attempt a driving maul only for Cabello to be blown up for sealing off. Halfpenny lands a long-range PENALTY to stretch the lead to 13.


The Pumas butcher another solid attacking surge and are punished as Wales hack the ball down field and forcing the visitors to seek the touchline.


Sanchez's penalty misses off the upright and Wales manage to clear under pressure.


Debutant Cordero makes a brilliant run, beating seven defenders, but the move comes to an end as he has no defence. The Pumas get the penalty though and Tipuric is YELLOW CARDED for playing the man off the ball.


Agulla makes an excellent tackle on North and the Pumas win the penalty at the breakdown. They attack from a line-out but Sanchez loses the ball straight into the hands of Phillips he runs a good 75m to score the opening TRY! Halfpenny adds the CONVERSION!


PENALTY! Wales are right back on attack and string together more phases to earn a penalty, the Pumas not behind the last feet. Halfpenny steps up and draws first blood for Wales.


Wales have good early continuity but the Pumas are up for it defensively. Phillips decides to grubber and finds touch in the 22, where the Pumas win the line-out and clear.


Biggar gets us underway at the Millennium Stadium, which roof is closed for the second successive week! The Pumas tidy up but don't gain much ground with the clearance.


The hosts will also be fired up to celebrate Gethin Jenkins’ milestone in style, the veteran prop becoming just the fourth ever Wales centurion.


Wales, despite enjoying a highly successful era, have not won a November Test since 2009, losing 11 on the trot. Recent seasons have shown a Wales side made up of mostly the same players are a completely different team in February/March than they are in November, with coach Warren Gatland admitting the Six Nations is his side’s focus. They will nevertheless be determined to break their end-of-year drought and build momentum ahead of the meeting with the Wallabies in two weeks.


The match is built on three key factors – the Pumas’ surprise 26-12 win in last year’s corresponding clash being one of the intriguing talking points. Can the Argentine, in only the second game under new coach Daniel Hourcade, do it again or, will Wales set the record straight?


Welcome to the build-up to this North/South clash between Six Nations champions Wales and Argentina in Cardiff.
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 George North
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Liam Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb
8 Toby Faletau
7 Sam Warburton
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Luke Charteris
3 Aaron Jarvis
2 Scott Baldwin
1 Rob Evans

23 Scott Williams
22 Rhys Priestland
21 Gareth Davies
20 Justin Tipuric
19 Jake Ball
18 Scott Andrews
17 Rhys Gill
16 Ken Owens
15 Santiago Cordero
14 Gonzalo Camacho
13 Matias Moroni
12 Juan Pablo Socino
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Facundo Isa
7 Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe
6 Javier Desio
5 Tomas Lavanini
4 Manuel Carizza
3 Ramiro Herrera
2 Agustin Creevy
1 Marcos Ayerza

23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
22 Santiago Iglesias,
21 Tomás Cubelli
20 Leonardo Senatore
19 Matias Alemanno
18 Matias Diaz
17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez