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Monday Jul 27, 2015

Wallabies set up crunch clash with All Blacks following win in Mendoza

The Wallabies defeated Argentina 34-9 in Mendoza on Saturday evening, ensuring a blockbuster Rugby Championship showdown against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday 8 August, following the All Blacks’ victory over South Africa.

In a physical and sometimes heated encounter, the Wallabies remained patient and surged home with three second-half tries after leading 8-6 at half time.

Australia will return home equal with New Zealand on nine points on top of The Rugby Championship ladder, with both the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship trophies to go on the line as the trans-Tasman rivals prepare for back-to-back clashes.

“We’re very happy with the win. It’s always hard to come over here and win. Obviously we slipped up last year over, here so tonight was very good and I’m very proud of the performance,” said Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.

“It’s going to be a massive game in Sydney at our home ground. We’re really looking forward to that, we know that they are a quality side but we have two weeks to prepare.

The Wallabies could be without Michael Hooper following his off the ball indiscretion as Dean Mumm went over for a try. View the details of his citing for striking here.

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