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Rugby Championship – Hat-trick for Kellaway as Wallabies cruise to bonus point win

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After loosing their Australia could not buy a win against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championships, they came back to beat the Springboks twice and Argentina twice. It has been a great four weeks for the Wallabies and although they played all those four matches at home, they showed how much they have improve under Dave Rennie.

It was yet another bonus point win for the Wallabies with Kellaway scoring a hat-trick of tries for a 32-17 win.

They started the match well and put the first points on the board from a penalty by Cooper to get the scoreboard going. Argentina discipline has always been a problem and they saw Tomas Lavanini getting a yellow card early on in the test.

The pressure finally told on their defence as Folau Fainga’a scored form close range for the first try of the match. Andrew Kellaway. was next to get over for the Aussies as they kept putting pressure on Argentina who just could not keep them out.

That gave the Wallabies a 15-0 lead with Carreras get the Pumas first points just before halftime to send them into the break with the home side leading 15-3.

It did not took the Wallabies long in the second half to get the score going again. This time it was a well timed pass from Cooper and easy pickings for Kerevi to finish the job. That gave the Aussies a 20-3 lead.

Argentina started to get a bit back in the game and it took the Aussies another 10 minutes to get Kellaway over. It was again great play from the Aussies to send Kellaway over. The winger did not waste any time to het his hat-trick try straight from the kickoff which took the Aussies score to 32-3.

After some sustain pressure by the Pumas they finally got over the line when Gallo was just too strong for the Aussies defence and reduced the lead to 32-10.

The Pumas eded the stronger of the team and it was again form close range that Gallo got over for his second try to make the scoreline a bit more respected. They tried hard to get their third try close to the end of the game after Hooper was send off with a yellow card but the Aussies defence held and the game ended with another well deserved win for the Wallabies.

Scorers:

Australia: Tries – Fainga’a, Kellaway(3), Kerevi Conversions – Cooper(2) Penalties – Cooper

Argentina: Tries – Gallo(2) Conversions – Boffelli(2) Penalties – Boffelli

Rugby Championship 2021

PosTeamPWLDPDPts
1651011325
26420-319
363302515
46060-1390

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