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Pumas will target Wallabies ruck: Cheika

Pumas will target Wallabies ruck: Cheika

"Consistency is king. We've had some good leads but we haven't been able to be consistent through the games and I want to make sure that every player knows that".

A second-half revival saw five Wallabies tries as Sekope Kepu, Israel Folau, Will Genia, Nick Phipps and Jordan Uelese all crossed, giving Australia a 45-20 bonus-point win much to the delight of Cheika.

As the temperature plunged towards zero degrees Celsius, Australia just about weathered a period of intense Argentine pressure before the floodgates opened in the final 10 minutes after Pumas replacement Enrique Pieretto had been sin-binned.

"At halftime I didn't have to say anything", Cheika told Fox Sports' Rod Kafer after the match.

Rona was then demoted for the second game, played 11 minutes against South Africa last weekend, and now has been dropped all-together.




It followed a heartbreaking 35-29 defeat to the All Blacks in Dunedin last month when the Australians relinquished a 17-point lead as New Zealand snatched the winning try with two minutes left.

Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli, Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo, Tomas Lezana, Javier Ortega Desio, Pablo Matera, Matias Alemanno, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustin Creevy (captain), Lucas Noguera.

The Wallabies paid for their indiscipline in their own half with Sanchez putting the Pumas ahead 13-10 with a penalty goal nearing half-time.

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.