Wal­la­bies claim first win at point­less Pu­mas Moylette gets off the can­vas to keep record

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SPORT | RACING -

AUS­TRALIA claimed their first win of the 2017 Rugby Cham­pi­onship as they beat Ar­gentina 45-20 in Can­berra.

Is­rael Fo­lau went over twice for the home side with Sekope Kepu, Nick Phipps, Will Ge­nia and Jor­dan Ue­lese also scor­ing tries and Bernard Fo­ley kick­ing 15 points.

Martin Lan­dajo and Ma­tias Moroni crossed for Ar­gentina — who re­main with­out a point af­ter four games — with 10 points com­ing from the boot of Ni­co­las Sanchez. FOR­MER European Elite cham­pion Ray Moylette sur­vived a scare to im­prove to six wins from six in the pro ranks in Con­necti­cut on Friday night — but he had to get off the floor to keep his un­beaten run in­tact.

The Mayo or­tho­dox, who claimed World Youth gold for Ire­land in 2008, went down un­der a heavy right from Michi­gan State cham­pion Donte Bryant in the sec­ond round but got back on his feet at the Fox­woods Casino.

The Is­lan­deady su­per-wel­ter had a de­cent third and trou­bled Bryant with com­bi­na­tions in the fourth en route to a split de­ci­sion win over six rounds in the tough­est fight of his paid ca­reer.

Moylette will con­tinue his hec­tic in­tro­duc­tion to prize fight­ing in Boston at the end of the month ver­sus Hec­tor Rivera at the House of Blues. The bout will be his 7 th out­ing since mak­ing his pro de­but in March.

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