With the WC less than a year away, Cheika is clinging to a straw as he seeks to turn the fortunes of the Aussies when they line up against the in-form Pumas. As the curtain comes down on this year’s southern hemisphere battle for supremacy. Australia has recorded just one win in five test games in the championship while the Pumas have won two games from five. However, the scorelines have been deceptive of the overall performance of the Argies with their losses coming after spirited performances so far. We here come up with Argentina vs Australia Rugby Round 6 Game Preview, Predictions where this Saturday each side will try to avoid the wooden spoon.
Argentina vs Australia Rugby Round 6 Game Schedule, Kickoff Time and Where to Watch
Australia Wallabies Rugby and Argentina will meet for the 31st game on this Saturday in The Rugby Championship(TRC) 2018 round 6 fight. Scroll below to get the details game schedule kickoff time at a glance.
— Los Pumas (@lospumas) October 1, 2018
- What: Australia Wallabies vs Argentina Los Pumas Rugby TRC 2018 Round 6 Game
- When: Saturday, 06th of October 2018
- Kickoff: 19:40(Local), 22:40(GMT)
- Where: Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Argentina
- Where to Watch: Sky Sports, SuperSport
- Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
- Assistant Referees: Mathieu Raynal (France) and Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
- Television Match Official(TMO): David Grashoff (England)
Los Pumas Argentina Rugby Last Match vs NZ Rugby (35-17)
In the previous game against New Zealand, the Argies put a solid performance but fell to 35-17 loss (See Prediction). NZ Rugby won the championship with that triumph but they had to cling on as the Pumas threatened to spoil the party with a late surge. Cubelli and Boffelli were the engines behind the second half fightback but it wasn’t enough. Pumas equaled the New Zealanders’ line breaks but they were wasteful of their scoring opportunities. M. Ledesma said that his side will need to improve on set pieces and in scrums before they host the Aussie.
Wallabies vs Springboks Rugby Round 5 Game (23-12)
On the other hand, Australia was out-shined 23-12 by the Boks last time out. The Wallabies were marred by lineout woes that have been their major shortcoming as seen in the All Blacks and Boks game. Even though the defense was solid, the attacking from was not so convincing and gave away easy turnovers in very promising positions. The other positive from the previous match was how the Wallabies bossed the possession even though they could not make it count.
Aus and ARG Rugby Both Sides Key Rookies
In Argentina vs Australia Rugby Round 6 Game, both teams will try to play with their best rookies to win the game. Let’s see both sides key players who perhaps will compel the fans to keep their eye on them.
- Los Pumas Argentina
Nicolas Sanchez has been a joy to watch in this year’s edition of the Rugby Championship. He will be looking to close the championship in style. Boffelli has been impressive too and will be worth watching in this matchup.
- Australia Wallabies
David Pocock and Reece Hodge were inspirational in the previous game and they’ll be looking to give it another go against the Pumas. Expect a strong performance from the duo.
Are there any changes in Los Pumas Side?
Argentina will most probably field an unchanged side from the side which lost against New Zealand Rugby. The likes of Delguy, Sanchez, Moyano, Cubelli, Boffelli, and co. will have another go in this final game of the 2018 Rugby Championship.
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What Changes have been Made in Wallabies Side?
On the contrary, Australia will be without Jack Maddock and Tatafu Polofa Nau who are out with injuries. Cheika has hinted that he will make massive changes to the squad which will see the underperforming players axed from the squad.
Argentina vs Australia Rugby Round 6 Game Preview, Predictions
The Wallabies enjoyed a strong head to head record vs the Argies before the side met on the 29th of Sep. However, the Pumas managed to scrap a win and morale will be high when the two sides clash on the 7th of October. Meanwhile, the Wallabies are winless in the past 4 test matches and they have won just 2 out of 8 overall and they’ll be wary of the strong home record of the Argies. This will be a nervy affair with the Argies trying to bounce back from a loss vs a Wallabies side that’s battling to straighten its season.
Pick: Argentina to win 29-15
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