LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Rugby Championship

Thumb_australia-ed Australia

14

Thumb_argentina-ed Argentina

13
Kick-off local time : Sat, 14 September 2013 - 18h05
Kick-off : Sat, 14 September 2013 - 12h05
Venue : Patersons Stadium, Perth
Referee : Nigel Owens (Wales)
Match status : Result
  Australia Argentina
Tries Israel Folau (28min) Juan Manuel Leguizamon (65min)
Penalties Christian Lealiifano (11min), Christian Lealiifano (17min), and Christian Lealiifano (40min) Nicolas Sánchez (8min) and Nicolas Sánchez (61min)
Conversions Nicolas Sánchez (66min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

Wallabies play the cock down as the hooter for FULL-TIME goes and we come to the end of another match today where the match official's influence was unhealthy. That is Australia's first win of the competition and the Pumas drop down to last place on the standings. Join us in a while for some Currie Cup drama.

79

Argentina win a line-out fed from the restart, but the throw is not straight

78

Christian Lealliifano, from 40-odd metres out, is wide to the right

77

Nigel Owens again finds fault with the Puma - let's be nice to him and just say it is another questionable call

76

Scrum reset twice

75

Pumas again failed to control the ball and the Wallabies win a scrum feed near the Argentina 10m line

74

The Wallabies bash away withiout much success and Matt Toomua attempts a drop-goal -it is a shocker

72

Wallabies again win a breakdown penalty, despite there being more Wallabies off their feet than Pumas

71

Cubelli drives the Wallabies back into their half now

70

Christian Leaaliifano pushes his attempt wide - didn't read the wind at all

69

Breakdown penalty to Australia - that was just silly by the Pumas, they have the wind and must get out of their half

67

Matt Toomua, on for Cooper, goes deep and drives Argentina back into their 22

66

Nicolaz Sanchez adds th CONVERSION - 13-14

65

TRY - Contepomi produces a sublime offload to putJuan Manuel Leguizamon over the line. The call goes to the TMO, who rules that the try is good!

63

Sanchez goes deep and O'Connor dots the ball down for a 22 restart

61

Another scrum penalty against the Wallabies - where is the card Nigel Owens?

61

Another scrum penalty against the Wallabies - where is the card Nigel Owens? Nicolas Sanchez slots the PENALTY and the Pumas gets the first points after the break - 6-14

60

Pumas bash away till a knock-on comes

58

Scrum reset again

57

Nigel Owens misses another offside play by Australia - he must now stop saying he is 'not seeing' it

56

Nick Cummins puts in a huge hit, but at least three Wallabies were offside. Eventually the penalty comes - against Scott Fardy

55

Nicolas Sanches, from 45m out, is just short

54

Another scrum penalty against Australia - the count is mounting now

53

Rob Simmons knocks the ball on near the Puma 10m line

52

Wind playing havoc with Hernandez's kick - directly into touch

50

After the Wallabies spent two minutes off their feet, Owens eventually penalised the first Pumas that does what the Aussies have been doinmg

49

Nigel Owens is a shocker - SIS man!

48

Another scrum - reset as the Wallabies collapse i a heap again

47

Another scrum penalty to Argentina, 5m out - a card and penalty try can't be far away

46

Wallabies come in at the side of the maul and again Nigel Owens rules in favour of the Wallabies

45

Scrum penalty against Australia - they are demolished at the set piece

44

Nigel Owens makes another shocking decision - says it is collapsed maul, but Ben Alexander never came through the middle

43

Another penalty against the Wallabies - playing the man in the air

42

Penalty against Rob Simmons for deliberately slapping the ball down

41

Quade Cooper gets the second half underway

40

Tomas Cubelli is offside at a scrum and Christian Lealiifano slots the PENALTY and the Wallabies take a 14-3 lead into the HALF-TIME break. See you in 10 minutes.

39

Another Wallaby mistake, but the Pumas still can't get out their 22

38

Nigel Owens behaving like a schoolmaster now - wanting to show he is the most important person on the field

37

Cubelli now puts it directly into touch - both teams having problems with the blustery wind

36

Shocking decision by the ref to let it go as Scott Fardy clearly played the ball on the ground. Another ref ruining a good game today

34

Another kick by Nic White directly into touch

33

Free kick to Wallabies - scrum feed not straight

32

The Pumas look to pick-and-drive, but a knock-on again stops them in their tracks

31

Now Australia's line-out throw is not straight

30

Adam-Ashley Cooper wins his team a breakdown penalty as the Pumas look to hit back

29

Christian Lealiifano can't add the extras - 11-3

28

TRY - Israel Folau gets the first five-pointer of the match, quick hands by James O'Connor creating the space

26

Another line-out throw by the Pumas blown skew by the wind - they should go short

25

Finally White finds touch inside the Puma 22

24

White kick another ball away

23

Wallabies pick and drive - they are just under 10m out before Rob Simmons is penalised for a breakdown offence, in at the side

21

Another penalty to Australia for a player being ahead of the kicker - who was taken out while following up, so nobody could put the Pumas onside

20

Strong maul by Australia, they are just 10m out before Copper wasts the opportunity with grubber

18

Pablo Matera penalised for being in front of the kicker

17

Christian Lealiifano, from about 40m out, slots the PENALTY - 6-3

16

Argentina penalised at a scrum, as they start shoving the Wallabies backwards

15

Scrum reset

14

Pumas attempt to take it wide, but a knock-on on their 10m line ends the move

13

The wind is playing havoc with the hooker's attempt to get the ball in straight in the line-outs

11

Christian Lealiifano kicks the PENALTY to level it at 3-all

10

Sanchez puts in a grubber, but the kick is returned and Hooper wins a penalty inside the Puma 22

9

Another poor kick by White - Sanchez not troubled

8

Nicolas Sanchez kicks the PENALTY Argentina lead 3-0

7

Penalty to Argentina a metre from the line as Cummins don't release after a grubber ahead

6

More pick and go from Pumas - just outside the Wallaby 22 now

5

Pumas going directly up the middle with the forwards

4

White puts the ball out on the full - Wallabies making plenty of early errors

2

Wallabies struggle to control the ball and then Rob Simmons concedes a penalty

1

Nic White's box kick goes very deep and Hernandez scrambles it into touch inside his 22

0

Juan Hernandez gets us underway here in Perth

-5

The teams are taking to the field for the anthems

-10

It is NOT good weather in Perth, strong winds and rain - hopefully we'll see some entertainment by the players.

-20

Let's hope we don't see officials spoil this game as they just did in Auckland - all we can say to Poite and Co: 'Hang your heads in shame!'

-30

This is a battle for the wooden spoon - both teams looking for their first win of the competiiton.

-45

Welcome to Perth where we are getting ready for the Rugby Championship match between Australia and Argentina
Australia
Players
15 Israel Folau
14 Joe Tomane
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Christian Lealiifano
11 Nick Cummins
10 Quade Cooper
9 Will Genia
8 Ben Mowen
7 Michael Hooper
6 Scott Fardy
5 James Horwill
4 Rob Simmons
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

Substitutes
23 Bernard Foley
22 Mike Harris
21 Nic White
20 Dave Dennis
19 Kane Douglas
18 Ben Alexander
17 Benn Robinson
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
Argentina
Players
15 Joaquin Tuculet
14 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
13 Horacio Agulla
12 Gabriel Ascarate
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Benjamin Macome
7 Julio Farias Cabello
6 Juan Manuel Leguizamon
5 Mariano Galarza
4 Manuel Carizza
3 Maximiliano Bustos
2 Eusebio Guiñazu
1 Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes
23 Santiago Cordero
22 Javier Rojas
21 Tomas Cubelli
20 Pablo Matera
19 Tomas Lavaninni
18 Matias Diaz
17 Nahuel Lobo
16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez