Australia recover to stun the Pumas
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.