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  • Phillips, Owens, Falatau, North,
    Penalty goals: Halfpenny (4),
    Conversions: Halfpenny (4),
40 - 6

Argentina


  • Penalty goals: Sanchez (2),
  • International Match
  • 16th Nov 2013
  • KO 14:30
  • Ground: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
  • Att: 46,253

Wales v Argentina - Live

Last updated: 16th November 2013  

Full Time Wales 40-6 Argentina

Yellow Card79 YELLOW CARD, WALES, LEE! Replacement Samson Lee goes to the sin-bin for not getting back ten metres.

78 Argentina edge closer and closer to the halfway line as they look to finish on a positive. It doesn't look forthcoming as this Welsh defence shows no signs of letting up. Warren Gatland will be pleased.

76 The official man of the match is Faletau, who gets a pat on the back for his efforts while sitting on the bench. Back to the on-field action and it's a Pumas scrum on their own 22. Tired legs out there.

73 Argentina are pulling out all the tricks right now as they throw caution to the wind. But Amorosino has just sent a penalty touch-finder the wrong side of the corner flag, which won't please his pack.

70 There goes Phillips, Biggar and centurion Jenkins for the final stages. Big applause for the latter.

Conversion69 CONVERSION, WALES, HALFPENNY! 40-6! They hit the forty point mark thanks to the full-back's extras.

TRY67 TRY, WALES, OWENS! 38-6! Santiago Iglesias Valdez and Tom�s Lavanini are on for Guinizu and Manuel Carizza before Wales drive over. It came from an attacking throw and then the power ultimately told.

65 Change for Wales as Ken Owens is on for Hibbard. His first job is to pack down on the Pumas ten-metre.

63 Change for Wales as Ken Owens is on for Hibbard. His first job is to pack down on the Pumas ten-metre.

60 Wales are turning the screw here and nearly go over again as Allen's grubber almost sees North score!

Conversion58 CONVERSION, WALES, HALFPENNY! 33-6! He's back on the horse, with Wales racing clear in this contest.

TRY57 TRY, WALES, FALETAU! 31-6! Lovely try as Liam Williams races down the left wing from 40 metres out before turning the ball back inside to his number eight for the easy run-in. Game over in Cardiff.

55 Well, well, well. He is human. Halfpenny misses off the tee from a central position, 35 metres out.

52 Coach killer. Guinazu has just fumbled the ball soon after the restart so it's a Welsh scrum 20 out.

Penalty51 PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 26-6! Phillips is caught offside which allows Sanchez to slot the three.

49 Wales are under pressure again though soon after as Guinazu throws on the 22. Can they make it count?

47 A stoppage here as Bradley Davies receives some medical attention. He is fine to continue though and gets set up in a defensive lineout five metres out. Wales come away unscathed, up to the halfway line.

Penalty44 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 26-3! Maximiliano Bustos was offside so three points is Wales' consolation.

43 Wow. An excellent breakout from Wales as Scott Williams combines with North to leave the Pumas in big danger of falling further behind. Luckily for the visitors, North is brought down ten from the line.

41 Welcome back to the action where Tuculet has been replaced by Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino at full-back.

Half Time Wales 23-3 Argentina

Penalty39 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 23-3! Nice kick from the sideline ends the half at the Millennium Stadium.

38 Tuculet is having a nightmare just now as his next attempted clearance slices off his boot. That sees Wales continue to enjoy territory on the Pumas 22, with plenty of attacking options to choose from...

36 And now Tuculet wastes a penalty by not finding touch in the home 22 so the Pumas are forced to start again on halfway with slow ball. Now Sanchez puts it high and Biggar gets up to claim the ball well.

33 Good ground gained from the Welsh as Joaquin Tuculet's response to Biggar's clearance isn't the best. So hooker Hibbard throws in as Wales look to enjoying some front-foot ball on Argentina's ten-metre.

Penalty29 PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 20-3! The Pumas are on the board after a Welsh offence. They needed that.

28 But Wales have some defending to do here after North was caught offside from Biggar's kick. So it's the Pumas setting up camp on the home 22 as they spread the play, looking to bust this red defence.

Conversion24 CONVERSION, WALES, HALFPENNY! 20-0! He doesn't miss those as Wales move up 20 points. Smooth sailing.

TRY23 TRY, WALES, NORTH! 18-0! Superb from the Welsh. Phillips puts the ball back inside off the top of a line-out and the Lions wing races over and is under the posts. How about that for making an impact?

22 Removing foot from mouth. A knock-on subsequently arrives so it's a scrum, with Tipuric back for it.

21 There hasn't been a scrum so far here at the Millennium Stadium. No wonder it's been a decent start.

Penalty18 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 13-0! Cabello goes off his feet there so it's a Welsh penalty just inside the Pumas territory. Up steps Wales' full-back from 50 metres...was it ever in doubt? Lovely strike.

16 It's been an excellent opening sixteen minutes in Cardiff as Sanchez kicks down to Liam Williams before Halfpenny replies to Argentina's number ten. This time Sanchez finds touch on the halfway.

13 He hits the post! Argentina reclaim possession soon after though and throw in on the Welsh ten-metre.

Yellow Card12 YELLOW CARD, WALES, TIPURIC! The openside goes for taking a man out off the ball. That all came after Santiago Cordero made a superb break that took the Pumas into the red zone. Kick coming for Sanchez.

Conversion10 CONVERSION, WALES, HALFPENNY! 10-0! No mistake off the tee from the British and Irish Lions hero.

TRY9 TRY, WALES, PHILLIPS! 8-0! Breakout score from Wales as the scrum-half collects the ball and sprints over from his own 22. Good support from North allowed Phillips to dummy before diving over the line.

8 That's a great tackle from Santiago Fernandez as he smashes George North, who then holds on on the ground. Net result, the penalty is sent to just outside the Welsh 22 with the line-out coming up...

Penalty6 PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 3-0! Back come Wales though, continuing their strong early start and they eventually force the Pumas to offend. Up steps that man Halfpenny who slots over the opening three.

3 Good from Wales early on as they work the phases before Mike Phillips grubbers to the corner. Although it was a decent spell, possession has been handed over by the scrum-half and the visitors soon clear.

1 Here we go with Martin Landajo making a poor clearance from the kick-off so it's Welsh throw 25 out.

0 The teams are out, we've sung the anthems, and we're ready for kick-off here!

0 Argentina are still minus inspirational captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, and Juan Leguizamon captains the side from number eight. Santiago Cordero was a bright spark against England seven days ago in contrast to the tight bulk and scrummaging prowess of the tight five.

0 Wales do without British and Irish Lions Jonathan Davies and Adam Jones, who are sidelined after that grueling South African duel. Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen makes his debut alongside Rhodri Jones. Gethin Jenkins wins his 100th cap at loosehead

0 Hello, and welcome to the closed-roof Millenium Stadium for our coverage of Wales vs Argentina. It's four years since the hosts won a November Test, and they were beaten in this fixture a year ago. Last week's bruising loss to the Springboks resulted in casualties aplenty, and another disappointing Southern Hemisphere loss. Argentina are looking to bounce back from a string of Rugby Championship defeats, and something of a lacklustre display at Twickenham last week. Both teams are desperate for victory. Kick-off is a little under half an hour away - don't go anywhere!

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