2020 Tri Nations Series – Argentina vs Australia Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Argentina vs Australia taking place? Saturday 21st November, 2020 – 08:45 (UK)

Where is Argentina vs Australia taking place? McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, Australia

Where can I get tickets for Argentina vs Australia? All matches are currently running at a reduced capacity. Click here for more info

What channel is Argentina vs Australia on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Argentina vs Australia? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

ARGENTINA

Starting line-up: 15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo

Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Emiliano Boffelli, 23 Santiago Cordero

AUSTRALIA

Starting line-up: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Hunter Paisami, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Reece Hodge, 9 Nic White, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Valetini, 20 Liam Wright, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Noah Lolesio, 23 Filipo Daugunu

THE PREDICTION

Argentina pulled off one of the sporting shocks of the year when they won their opening Tri Nations Cup by defeating New Zealand 25-13, with talisman Sanchez scoring all the points in a statement win. The All Blacks looked off the pace and gave away too many penalties, ultimately costing them, but nothing should be taken away from the Pumas who will be chomping at the bit when they face Australia this weekend. The Wallabies also beat New Zealand in their las Tri Nations Cup game by a more believable 24-22 and as a result this tournament is now wide open. Whomever wins this test will top the table and the South Americans’ passion could spill over into their second match to cause another big shock. However, the element of surprise is no longer theirs and Australia will be confident in covering -5 to win a well-contested tussle..

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