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    LAST-GASP TRY SEES ARGENTINA UPSET EDDIE JONES’ AUSTRALIA

    Juan Martin Gonzalez scored a try in the final minute of the match, securing a thrilling victory for Argentina over the Wallabies. It was the second consecutive win for Argentina against Australia, a historic achievement for the team. The game started with Australia taking a 10-0 lead, but Argentina fought back and took control, scoring 17 unanswered points. Both teams scored four tries in a closely contested match, with the outcome being decided by a single penalty.

    Australia seemed to have secured the win with a late intercept try, but Argentina showed resilience and Gonzalez scored from a rolling maul in the final minute to secure the victory. The win was a confidence booster for Argentina ahead of the World Cup. Australia’s coach, Eddie Jones, came under increased pressure as a result of the loss. The Wallabies had a disappointing start to the competition, suffering a heavy defeat to New Zealand in the opening weekend.

    While Argentina celebrated their victory, Australia was left in disarray, struggling with discipline issues and conceding penalties. The team’s captain, James Slipper, acknowledged that their ill-discipline was a major factor in their loss. Despite a better performance in the scrum and lineout, Australia’s lack of discipline and penalties proved costly.

    Argentina had a strong start but missed an early penalty. Australia capitalized on their chances and scored the first try, but Argentina fought back and eventually closed the gap. Emiliano Boffelli redeemed himself with a successful penalty kick, and Argentina gradually built momentum. The victory provided much-needed breathing room for Argentina’s coach, Michael Cheika, after their heavy defeat to New Zealand.

    Cheika expressed his happiness with the team’s performance and their ability to manage the game effectively. The Wallabies, on the other hand, faced the challenge of turning their performance around and addressing their disciplinary issues.

    They kept the pressure on and a try soon followed after a nine-phase build-up ended with centre Jeronimo de la Fuente finishing the move and Boffelli adding the extras.

    The Wallabies soaked up huge pressure to go to the break at level-pegging, but started the second half without lock Richie Arnold who was sin-binned for an infringement. It proved costly with Montoya barging over for Argentina, culminating a wave of attacks to put them in front for the first time.

    With Arnold back, Australia regrouped and veteran No 9 Nic White found a gap to dart over and make it 17-17. But Argentina were full of confidence and their third try, from Mateo Carreras, edged them in front again. The Wallabies struck straight back through Samu Kerevi to set up the nail-biting finale.

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