Ledesma Returns to Australia for the First Time. The former Wallabies forwards coach will be coming up against his former team when he spearheads his Pumas battalion to rise up against the Australian side. Meanwhile, Wallabies head coach Cheika will be eager to go face to face with his protege and set the record straight in this year of Rugby Championship 2018. We here come up with this exciting game featured Australia vs Argentina Rugby TRC Round 4 preview and prediction.
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Build Up to This Game
Australia will come into this game on the back of a spirited 23-18 win over the Springboks in a game that saw them hold on to prevent a late Boks’ charge. This fourth round meeting will be the first of two meetings with the Pumas, with the return leg being set for the 7th of October. Argentina, on the other hand, will fancy their chances of winning this matchup which comes after a 32-19 win over the Boks and an improved performance in their 46-24 loss to the All Blacks, last time out.
Wallabies vs Los Pumas Fixture 2018 TRC Round 4
This Saturday showdown between Los Pumas and Wallabies Rugby will be the 30th clash of both sides. After the incredible game against South Africa Rugby, Wallabies will meet Argentina Pumas in the back to back home game with the bunch of confidence. Let’s check out Australia vs Argentina Rugby TRC Round 4 fixture.
- What: Australia vs Argentina Rugby TRC Round 4
- When: Saturday, 15th of September 2018
- Where: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia
- Kickoff: 20:05 (Local), 10:05 (GMT)
- Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
- Assistant Referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
- Television Match Official(TMO): Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
How Do the ARG vs AUS Rugby Stats Compare?
Each of the two teams has managed only one win in three rounds of Rugby Championship 2018. Notably, their respective wins were against the Springboks.
- Tries – 5
- Points Scored – 48
- Carries Averaged per Game – 123
- Offloads per game- 8.33
- Passes per game- 152
- Tackles – 368
- Tackles Missed – 97
- Tackle Success- 79%
Set Pieces & Phases:
- Rucks Success – 97%
- Scrums Success – 83%
- Lineouts Success – 70%
- Tries – 10
- Points Scored – 77
- Carries Averaged per Game – 129.67
- Offloads per game- 8
- Passes per game- 160.33
- Tackles – 459
- Tackles Missed – 99
- Tackle Success- 82%
Set Pieces & Phases:
- Rucks Success – 95%
- Scrums Success – 73%
- Lineouts Success – 81%
Australia Wallabies Rugby Lineup
The Australian squad will remain unchanged from the previous game. However, Israel Folau and David Pocock, who missed the previous game due to injuries, are in contention for a starting berth. This comes as good news for the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship 2018 road 4 game.
Wallabies Key Players To Watch
The players to watch for the Wallabies are Kurtley Beale and Toomua. Having been the reason why Foley was demoted to the bench, Beale will look to assert his number 10 position after an impressive display against the Boks. Toomua’s recent return to the squad has had a positive impact on the team and he too will look to build on his good kicking form.
Argentina Pumas Rugby Lineup
Boffelli, Ezcurra, Delguy, Moroni, Moyano, Sanchez, Bertranou, Desio, Kremer, Matera, Lavanini, Petti, Figallo, Creevy (c), Chaparro.
Substitutes: Bosch, Botta, Medrano, Alemanno, Lezana, Cubelli, Mallia, de la Fuente.
Los Pumas Key Players To Watch
One player that has impressed for the Pumas in Rugby Championship 2018 edition is Nico Sanchez. The star has been the driving force and motivation of his teammates and he will again be on the spot when they go head to head with the Wallabies away from home. He will be assisted by the in-form Moyano and Boffelli.
Australia vs Argentina Rugby Head to Head
The two teams have met 11 times in the rugby championship. The Wallabies have won 11 while the Argies have only won once. In all competitions, they have played 24 matches with the Wallabies winning 18, one draw, and the Pumas winning just 5.
Australia vs Argentina Rugby TRC Round 4 Prediction
One thing that Ledesma has achieved in his short stint at the helm of the Pumas is improving their away record. However, the superior head to head record of the Australians over the Argies will be a key factor in this game. The Wallabies will win but just like the All Blacks, they’ll have to dig deep for the score 25 where the Los Pumas will score 18 in reply.