Argentina and Ireland to chain
Argentina’s 2022 roster is already looking great. But ten months before the World Cup, the Pumas have every intention of consolidating their reputation as a head cutter. Michael Cheika’s men, winners in recent months of Australia (48-17, August 13), New Zealand (18-25, August 27) and England (29-30, August 5 November), move this Saturday afternoon to Cardiff with a fifteen unchanged compared to last week.
Swept away last week by the All Blacks, the Welsh, with a Louis Rees-Zammit aligned at the back, will want to reassure themselves. World No. 1 in the World Rugby rankings, Ireland, opposed to Fiji, will for its part try to chain a fifth consecutive victory. But Andy Farrell will have to do without Conor Murray, injured in the victory against the Boks (19-16) last week. As for Australia, narrowly beaten by the Blues (30-29), it will try to revive in Italy.