Rugby World Cup: Argentina vs Australia battle for place in final

Rugby World Cup: Argentina vs Australia battle for place in final
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Argentina and Australia will come face-to-face on Sunday at Twickenham in the second of the two-all Southern Hemisphere Rugby World Cup semi-finals

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Argentina and Australia will come face-to-face on Sunday at Twickenham in the second of the two-all Southern Hemisphere Rugby World Cup semi-finals this weekend.

The Argentinians have had an impressive run in the tournament and secured their final four spot by seeing off Ireland 43 to 20.

A win for the Pumas would be their fifth consecutive victory, equalling their best ever run in the World Cup.

If their form against their opponents, Australia, is anything to go by, they face an uphill battle. The Wallabies have won 18 of their 24 encounters.

The Australians saw off Scotland by a slim one-point margin after a controversial late penalty, 35-34 in the quarter finals.

Despite being slight favourites, the Wallabies face a tough battle.

The return of two of the team’s star players, number eight David Pocock and fullback Israel Folau has been a welcome boost.

The winner will face New Zealand after they beat South Africa by 20 to 18 in the other semi-final clash.

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