I don't know where you're getting this idea that people in the South consider Argentina unworthy for inclusion the Southern Hemisphere competition. I have honestly not heard a single person in my group of friends and family say anything disparaging about Argentina. Quite the opposite actually. Since their performance in the 2007 World Cup I've been hoping that they would be included in an annual competition. Even in the media here in NZ I haven't heard anything negative about this. It's been known for a long time that Argentina would be included in the Tri Nations, and my impression is that people (in NZ anyway) have simply been eager to see how Argentina would fare. And so far from what I can tell, most people are pleased with the Pumas' efforts. Please don't think that just because we are from the Southern Hemisphere that we look down on other rugby nations, because for most real fans, that simply is not the case. Cheers.
The Wallabies defense, I thought, was the best aspect of their game. The first half defense in particular was pretty decent and as Deans said, it was a solid effort to have only leaked one try. I reckon the ABs tried to rush a little bit, forced a few passes that weren't on, and just generally lacked patience. For the last half hour it was quite frustrating watching them create several genuine opportunities, only to not complete them. A prime example was Carter's pass virtually on the tryline near the end of the clip. »