- 2nd Half
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Argentina - Australia
World Cup - 25 October 2015
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And that’s it! It’s an Australia v New Zealand final but what a brave performance from Argentina, who now face South Africa in Friday’s Bronze Final.
Ashley-Cooper clears the ball downfield and the man of the match finds territory to surely seal off the match.
Argentina still really going for it as Cordero pins his ears back. Perhaps he could have looked wider but didn’t and the chance is gone. Argentina still have it, though.
On closer inspection, the Mitchell pass that led to Ashley-Cooper’s try looked forward. Should have gone to TMO.
Australia get another penalty and this should be the end of it. A long clearance to the corner.
Argentina need two converted tries to take it to extra time. Knock on from Montoya and that won’t help.
AUSTRALIA 29-15 ARGENTINA: Foley adds the extras and Argentina now need a minor miracle.
TRY AUSTRALIA! It’s a hat-trick for Adam Ashley-Cooper after a tremendous run from Drew Mitchell and he picks up his pass to score in the corner. Game over.
Another knock on deep in Australia territory hands possession away. Australia just hanging on here.
The Pumas still taking the game to Australia as Cordero storms down the wing. Great stuff.
Mumm on for Simmons and Genia off for Phipps. Foley goes to the corner.
Another Argentina knock-on and Genia’s clever kick nearly catches out Tuculet, who does really well. Australia win another penalty for holding on.
AUSTRALIA SUB: Folau is replaced by Matt Toomua
A golden chance gone for Argentina as Australia turn over for the ninth time and Genia clears well.
Argentina moving the ball nicely and they are really pressuring the Australia line! Drama here…
The longer the score stays the same, the more it will play on Australia’s minds. This game should perhaps be over.
Gaps opening up and this game becoming stretched. Accidental offside from Folau and Argentina have a scrum on half way.
A long drop goal attempt from Foley but it doesn’t have the distance or direction.
Tatafu Polota-Nau on for Australia to give them some extra bulk up front. Diego Maradona in prayer in the stands.
Strong scrummaging from Argentina and they win a penalty for their efforts. That's four scrum penalties against Australia.
Australia with the penalty advantage but they’re going for the try. Advantage over as Beale knocks on.
Cubelli on for Argentina and McCalman on for Fardy for Australia.
PENALTIES CONCEDED: Argentina 4-11 Australia
AUSTRALIA 22-15 ARGENTINA: Another penalty to Argentina for taking the man in the air and Sanchez makes no mistake.
Smith and Holmes on for Slipper and Kepu for Australia. Sanchez kicks for the corner.
PENALTY ARGENTINA! A really dubious one as it looked like it was holding on from Isa as support failed to arrive.
After a number of phases, an Argentina knock-on brings a promising position to an end.
Chants of ‘Argentina, Argentina’ reverberate around Twickenham as the Pumas up the tempo.
Looking increasingly like a New Zealand v Australia final. Argentina need something inspirational as Senatore goes off.
AUSTRALIA 22- 12 ARGENTINA: This time Foley nails it straight through the middle.
PENALTY AUSTRALIA: Lobbe going off his feet. Beale comes on for Giteau.
What with Creevy and Imhoff going off in the first half, Argentina are now missing three of their best players. A turnover gives Australia possession deep in the Argentina half.
Fantastic scrum from Argentina and this should be the first points of the half. Sanchez converts and it's AUSTRALIA 19-12 ARGENTINA.
Uncharacteristic knock-on from Lobbe as the ball went long. Hernandez goes off for Jeronimo de la Fuente.
Now Argentine win the penalty and this one will go deep. Wonder if they had Maradona in the dressing room at half time…
Foley misses his penalty attempt. He’s not kicked well since the England match, in truth.
Australia on the verge of playing at Twickenham for five weeks on the bounce. Not even England have done that. And Argentina concede an early penalty.
Back underway here at Twickenham and although Argentina don’t exactly have a mountain to climb, it’s a really tall order.
HALF TIME: AUSTRALIA 19-9 ARGENTINA
Argentina so close! First Cordero then Hernandez and it just doesn’t go to hand with the try line begging!
Argentina still looking to attack from deep, not giving up on their expansive brand of rugby.
AUSTRALIA 19-9 ARGENTINA: Sanchez slots the penalty as the sin bin period expires.
PENALTY ARGENTINA: It’s for Kepu offside. Sanchez has to slot this to keep them in it before the break.
AUSTRALIA 19-6 ARGENTINA: A horrible, shanked kick from Foley but Australia are well clear.
TRY AUSTRALIA! Desparate tackling as Folau is brought down just short of the line. Surely Argentina can’t hold out for much longer. It's shipped left from Giteau and Ashley-Cooper is over for his second try.
That’s the end of the match for Creevy with an injury and it’s unravelling for Argentina.
A change at hooker for Argentina as Montoya replaces Creevy.
And now Argentina win a penalty for an early shove from Australia. Great defence.
Great defence from Argentina and they turn over the ball. Surely at 14-6 up, you take the points on offer?
A big shove on from Australia from the maul and they have the penalty. To the corner they go, looking to make the most of their advantage. Try time?
Well Wayne Barnes overturned his original decision and Lavanini is sent to the bin. More worries for Argentina.
Genia overdoes the box kick and it's out on the full. Dangerous tackle being investigated for a dangerous tackle from Lavanini on Folau.
AUSTRALIA 14-6 ARGENTINA: No mistake from Sanchez, who becomes the leading scorer in this World Cup.
PENALTY! A big scrum from the Pumas and they win the penalty against the Australia put in. Chance for Sanchez.
A big shove from Argentina but fantastic defence from Australia and again they win the turnover. Pocock again.
Genia penalised for not retreating and lucky to get away without a yellow. Sanchez kicks for the corner.
Pocock straight over the top with another great turnover. What a player he is.
Penalty to Argentina but the Argentina front five look exhausted as Imhoff goes off to be replaced by Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino. Head injury assessment.
Diego Maradona has seen himself on the big screen and is really getting into the game!
Another great steal from Pocock puts Australia on the front foot and Australia all over the Pumas once again. The ball goes forward from Kuridrani.
This is more the Australia that turned up against England than the one that didn’t against Scotland.
The Argentina defence is all over the place and they must regroup and regroup fast or this will be over.
AUSTRALIA 14-3 ARGENTINA: A good kick from Foley and what a start from the Wallabies.
TRY AUSTRALIA! A great scrum and simple pass out wide right from Foley finds Ashley-Cooper and he has a simple run in the corner.
What a cracking start to this match. There appear to be gaps all over the field as both teams are intent on attacking in these conditions.
AUSTRALIA 7-3 ARGENTINA: Sanchez slots Argentina into the game.
TRY SAVING TACKLE! Marcelo Bosch storms through a massive gap in the centre and he’s in but for a great tackle from Foley! Argentina have the penalty anyway.
An awful start then for Argentina and exactly what they didn’t need. They want to try things from the off but surely you must keep it tight for the first 20. Another Argentina knock on after they win the free kick. Sloppy start.
AUSTRALIA 7-0 ARGENTINA: Foley adds the extras and that’s the quickest try of the tournament so far.
TRY AUSTRALIA! Oh dear. A loose pass from Sanchez is intercepted by Rob Simmons and he’s under the posts.
Referee Wayne Barnes blows the whistle to get us underway here in perfect playing conditions. Massive expectations for a great game today as Nicolas Sanchez kicks off.
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The players are making their way out onto the pitch for the pre-match anthems. There will be tears both before and after this one!
No bad seats at Twickenham today. Gorgeous late afternoon.
TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: A win for Argentina would be the fifth in a row for the Pumas, equalling their best ever run in the World Cup.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Australia 18 wins, Argentina 5 wins, 1 draw. It will be the first time Argentina have ever played a Test match at Twickenham that has not been against England (L5, W1). Australia have won five out of five Rugby World Cup matches at Twickenham (England x2, Wales, South Africa and Scotland).
Even the British Museum getting excited about today's clash in a rather more understated way...
A win for Argentina would be the fifth in a row for the Pumas, equalling their best ever run in the World Cup.
The Australia full back is also back for today's clash. The big man could be another decisive factor.
David Pocock returns to action for Australia today and that's a massive bonus for the Wallabies. He has won more turnovers (10) than any other player going into the semi-final stage of this year's event, despite playing just 219 minutes.
James Slipper (via BBC): "We've been lucky enough to have another crack at it this weekend so it's about taking that opportunity. I think it's just the hard work we're putting in that's probably driving us the most and who we represent and why we play the game. That's probably what's motivating us to train hard and to perform well, to recover well and just do all the little things that no-one else sees."
Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade: "The other day, they took a bit of a false step and we're conscious they are better than what they showed against Scotland. It isn't the Australia we will face. At this stage, the best teams remain and Australia are one of the strongest in the world and are having a great World Cup. It's going to be tremendously hard with the breakdown the key."
MATCH STAT: Six of Argentina's tries at this tournament have come from kick returns - no other side have scored more than four in this way (Australia have scored just one).
Australia reached the semi-final courtesy of a late and controversial penalty against Scotland whilst Argentina stepped on the gas to beat Ireland convincingly 43-20. With the weather set fair, is promises to be a great encounter.
Hello and welcome to our continued LIVE match build-up and coverage of this massive second semi-final between Australia and Argentina to decide who goes through to face New Zealand in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final. Two attacking teams and this promises to be an absolute cracker with the sun shining on Twickenham on this crisp Autumn afternoon. Perfect playing conditions with an hour to go until kick-off.
Some strong words from Jonathan Davies about the potential Richie McCaw citing as we build up to this massive semi-final between Australia and Argentina.
James O'Connor forgot to mention. He's hoping for sunny weather.
And I thought he'd be supporting Argentina...
Matt Dawson has called it for Argentina!