Very undisciplined, the Australians fell heavily (48-17) against the Pumas on Saturday night in San Juan. Very quickly in action, the Argentinians scored two converted tries in six minutes to lead (14-0). They were never joined afterwards. Without being brilliant or dominating, they easily fed on Australian mistakes to increase their lead.
At the break, the Pumas, opportunists in the wake of the untenable Racingman Juan Imhoff, led 26-10. If the Wallabies had a few starts, as evidenced by their two tries (12th, 67th), they really missed this match, clumsy and too uninspired. With this big bonus success, seven tries to two, with a double from the pillar Tomas Gallo, Argentina now occupies first place in the standings at the end of the second day of the Rugby Championship.