Aus­tralia re­cover to stun the Pu­mas

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY UNION -

RUGBY UNION: Aus­tralia staged one of the big­gest come­backs in Rugby Cham­pi­onship his­tory to stun Ar­gentina in a 45-34 win.

Dane Haylett-Petty scored twice and Bernard Fo­ley con­verted all five of Aus­tralia’s se­cond-half tries as they pounced on the Pu­mas fol­low­ing a “per­sonal” pep talk from Michael Cheika in the chang­ing room.

The Wal­la­bies were down 24 points at half-time, with flanker Michael Hooper’s try in the 14th and sub­se­quent con­ver­sion by Fo­ley all Aus­tralia had on the board.

The break saw the en­tire front row re­placed, the change ac­com­pa­nied by some choice ad­vice from the coach.

“It’s not re­ally for pub­lic air­ing, but this game is per­sonal,” he said.

The come­back topped an 18-point rally by South Africa against New Zealand back in 1998.

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