Wales 12 - 26 Argentina

Match info: International at Principality Stadium, Cardif

Date: 10/11/2012 KO: 14:30 Att: 72,896

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


PenaltiesHalfpenny (7, 14, 27, 48)



TriesJose Imhoff (54) Camacho (59)ConversionsSanchez (54, 59)PenaltiesContepomi (4) Sanchez (72)Drop GoalsSanchez (9, 52)

FT (ht: 9-6)

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  • Wales 12 Argentina 26

  • Argentina are running down the clock with their forwards inside their 22. They take the ball through more than 10 phases and referee Poite eventually puts the hosts out of their misery when he blows the final whistle. The Pumas thoroughly deserve this win as they really dominated all facets of play in the second half.It's another indication of the southern hemisphere's dominance over the north as the weakest team in the Rugby Championship have comprehensively outplayed and beaten the Six Nations Champions. Wales will have to go back to the drawing board as they looked a little flat especially on the attack. They will have to improve soon though as they face a much improved Samoa team next week.

  • Wales are on the attack close to Argentina's try-line but the visitors are keeping them out with resilient defence! The home side eventually lose possession when McCusker is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • Paul James runs onto an inside pass from George north but is smashed in the tackle by Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Juan Gomez!

  • Referee Poite penalises Ryan Bevington for dropping his bind at a scrum and Sanchez steps up to take a shot at goal form 50 metres out. His effort is on target but falls just short of the cross-bar!

  • PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 12-26. Sanchez extends his side's lead once again after Josh Turnbull is pinned for an infringement at a ruck. Wales skipper Sam Warburton leaves the field with a blood injury and is replaced by Justin tipuric.

  • Sanchez drops into the pocket again but this time his attempted drop goal is well wide of the posts!

  • Wales get the put-in at a scrum but the Pumas soon win possession when they push the hapless hosts' pack off the ball!

  • Mike Phillips tries to break around the fringe of a ruck but wins little ground as Fernandez Lobbe puts in a big hit.

  • Scott Williams gets the ball in space and sets off on an attacking run. He beats three Pumas defenders before Agulla brings him to ground with a well-timed tackle.

  • Argentina are dominating in all aspects of this game at the moment! Their forwards have just counter-rucked their opponents off the ball deep inside their own 22.

  • CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 12-23. Sanchez steps up and adds the extra points from close to the touchline!

  • TRY, ARGENTINA, CAMACHO! 12-21. The Pumas take the ball out wide and Gonzalo Comacho touches down in the right-hand corner despite a desperate tackle from Halfpenny!

  • Argentina have upped the ante in this second half. They go on the attack from deep inside their half and only lose possession when Cabello knocks on a difficult pass close to the halfway mark.

  • CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 12-16. Sanchez adds the easy two-pointer to extend the visitors' lead!

  • TRY, ARGENTINA, IMHOFF! 12-14. Juan Imhoff rounds off under the posts after running onto a pass form Fenandez Lobbe!

  • DROP GOAL, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 12-9. Sanchez repeats his feat from the first half to narrow the gap to three points!

  • Faletau is penalsied for going off his feet at a ruck. Hernandez puts the ball into touch midway between the 10 metre line and Wales' 22.

  • PENALTY, WALES, HALFPENNY! 12-6. Halfpenny adds the extras after Guinazu fails to roll away at a ruck. This is the hooker's final act of the match as he is replaced after this indiscretion by Augustin Creevy.

  • Hernandez is yanked off and replaced by Horacio Agulla.


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