What should have been a win for Australia on going to the top of the log, played out to a 15-all draw on Saturday in the Tri-Nations test against the Argentinians.
With Hooper turning down easy points and going for and attacking lineout with almost every penalty Australia got in that first half, kept Argentina in the game.
Australia was dominating play and had Argentina with their backs against the wall for most of the first half but with opportunities begging the Aussies could only manage a 9-6 lead at the break.
It was an unspectacular test match with both sides struggle to get continuity.
Los Pumas showed again their strong defence in the match which seemed to rattle the Aussies. The Aussies were very unlucky on the night with two disallowed tries in the first half which could have taken the game away from the Pumas.
Hodge kicked three penalties in the first half against the two from Sanchez.
The Aussies came out in the second half still dominating play and kept playing in Argentina half of the field. The Pumas then got a yellow card for Julian Montoya after they have been on a team warning since the first half.
Hooper surprisingly decided to kick at points even with a dominate scrum against a seven man Argentina pack.
Argentina: Penalties – Nicolas Sanchez (5).
|November 21, 2020||10:35 am||International Rugby|