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  • Bosch, Landajo,
    Penalty goals: Sanchez,
    Conversions: Sanchez (2),
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    Penalty goals: Cooper, Lealifano (2),
    Conversions: Cooper, Lealifano (2), Foley (2),

The Rugby Championship: Australia finish with 54-17 win over Argentina

Last updated: 6th October 2013  

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Australia scrum-half Will Genia is tackled by Argentina's Patricio Albacete

Australia s Wallabies fullback Israel Folau C runs amidst Argentina

Israel Folau breaks clear against Argentina

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A hat-trick of tries from Israel Folau helped ensure Australia ended their Rugby Championship campaign with a victory as they beat Argentina 54-17 in Rosario.

Both sides were playing for pride, with New Zealand having already retained their crown earlier in the day by beating South Africa.

Folau scored his opener after just four minutes as he built on the good work done by Will Genia and Quade Cooper.

Christian Lealiifano added the extras and he soon slotted over a penalty before Nicolas Sanchez replied in kind for the Pumas.

The Wallabies were not affected by James Slipper being sent to the sin-bin but the hosts did not cope as well when Pablo Matera was yellow carded as they conceded two more tries.

First, scrum-half Genia played in Adam Ashley-Cooper to cross six minutes before the break and Australia added another just a minute later, Folau touching down to cap a jinking run.

But Argentina were not dispirited and went over for a try before the interval, with Marcelo Bosch taking advantage of some lax defending to go over, with Sanchez adding the conversion.

Folau secured his hat-trick two minutes into the second period when he nipped over from close range before the Pumas again hit back, Martin Landajo getting on the scoresheet.

That was as good as it got for them, though, as Cooper kicked a penalty to get Australia firing again before they ran in three further tries.

Joseph Tomane latched onto a loose pass from Juan Imhoff to race in 50m to score, with Benn Robinson then crashing over before Bernard Foley scored his first points in international rugby when he converted.

Foley followed that up with the final try of the game, running in from distance to punish a mistake from Argentina.

Forthcoming Rugby Champion'p Fixtures
TimeFixture
Rugby Champion'p
Saturday 6th September
Rugby Championship
08:35New Zealand vs Argentina
11:05Australia vs South Africa
Saturday 13th September
08:35New Zealand vs South Africa
11:05Australia vs Argentina
Saturday 27th September
16:05South Africa vs Australia
23:10Argentina vs New Zealand
Saturday 4th October
16:05South Africa vs New Zealand
23:40Argentina vs Australia
Today's Results
Result
Rugby Champion'p
Saturday 23rd August
Rugby Championship
Argentina 31 - 33 South Africa
New Zealand 51 - 20 Australia
Saturday 16th August
South Africa 13 - 6 Argentina
Australia 12 - 12 New Zealand

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