Wallabies finally give fans something to smile about
onship with a 45-20 win over Argentina in Canberra yesterday.
The Wallabies fought back from 13-10 down at half-time to score five second-half tries.
Coach Michael Cheika demanded more urgency and pace from his team in the second half and the Wallabies responded.
Full-back Israel Folau scored a double with other tries to Sekope Kepu, Will Genia, Nick Phipps and Jordan Uelese. Fly-half Bernard Foley kicked six conversions and a penalty goal.
The Wallabies finally broke through in the southern hemisphere tournament after some frustrating close shaves.
Australia led 20-10 in the second half against South Africa in Perth last week, only for the Springboks to snatch a 23-23 draw. It followed a heartbreaking 35-29 defeat to the All Blacks last month when the Australians relinquished a 17-point lead as New Zealand snatched the winning try with two minutes left.
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.
Argentina have won only one of their seven Tests this year, the last time they finished a calendar year with a lower win rate was when they lost all three Tests in 1976.