Wal­la­bies rally to over­come Ar­gentina

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Aus­tralia scored five sec­ond­half tries to rally to their first vic­tory of this year’s Rugby Cham­pi­onship with a 45-20 win over Ar­gentina at a chilly Can­berra Sta­dium yes­ter­day. Full­back Is­rael Fo­lau crossed ei­ther side of half time and Sekope Kepu, Will Ge­nia, Nick Phipps and Jor­dan Ue­lese also scored tries to se­cure a bonus-point vic­tory. Fly-half Bernard Fo­ley con­verted all six tries and kicked a penalty to help the Wal­la­bies back to win­ning ways af­ter they lost two and drew an­other of their first three matches. Ar­gentina led 13-10 at half time af­ter bul­ly­ing their hosts in the back-row con­test but a first-half try from Martin Lan­dajo and a late con­so­la­tion from Ma­tias Moroni were not enough for a first win in Aus­tralia since 1983.

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