Australia 45 Argentina 20: Late surge sees Wallabies past Pumas

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says Andrew Forrest wants to make rugby better in Australia

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says Andrew Forrest wants to make rugby better in Australia

Experienced lock Rob Simmons was the only change made Thursday to the Wallabies starting team for this weekend's Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, with winger Marika Koroibete set to make his debut.

Foley had a big game, kicking at 100 percent to contribute 15 points and also pulled off a try-saving tackle in the second half.

"There was a lack of intent, lack of urgency in the first half, I'm not sure why, you're playing in a Test match for Australia", Cheika said. By the time the final whistle sounded, the Pumas had lost the second half 35-7.

"There's a sense of finally getting a reward for the hard work we've been putting in", Hooper said.

South Africa were annihilated 57-0 by leaders New Zealand in Saturday's earlier Test in North Harbour.

The Wallabies finally broke through in the southern hemisphere tournament after some frustrating close shaves.

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Australia travel to South Africa to take on the Springboks in Bloemfontein in their next encounter in a fortnight.

Australia are now third on the Rugby Championship standings following a draw and two defeats while Argentina are yet to register a point after two defeats to South Africa and another loss to New Zealand.

Scrum-half Martin Landajo burrowed over for the first try and, though Folau finished off a flowing backline move to reply soon afterwards, Argentina led 13-10 at half-time.

The home side hit back just five minutes later as the ball was sent out to the right to Folau, who went over with Foley tying things up with the conversion.

Although Matias Moroni's score rewarded Argentina for their enterprise with two minutes remaining, Argentina have now lost 13 of their last 15 global fixtures since beating South Africa in Salta a year ago.

Replacement hooker Jordan Uelese finished off the scoring for the Wallabies with a close-range try in the final minute.

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