Pumas beat Wallabies for the first time in 20 years
Records were broken in last night’s Rugby Championship on the Gold Coast.
Argentina scored their first win over Australia in 20 years, and their first win on Australian soil in 35 years.
The Pumas won 23-19 despite a late chance from star Israel Folou.
Former Wallaby and Channel 10 commentator Matt Burke said there was incredible “frustration” when Folou failed to convert a late try.
”It could have been salvaged on the last play when it was all or nothing, and Folou chose to not go that way,” Burke told Weekend Afternoons with Clinton Maynard and Craig Willis.
“There was a few issues in the game: handling, discipline and defense.”
In the last month, the Wallabies have lost to New Zealand twice, South Africa and now Argentina.
Burke says their lack of consistency is holding the team back.
“They can play well one week, this week they were all over the shop. They didn’t lay the ground work to play.”
“They got outsmarted and forced into a lot of niggle by Argentina.
“What they showed is a little bit of pressure, grit and determination from Argentina, Australia just lost direction.”
The Wallabies have dropped to number seven in the world rankings.
“You look at that game against South Africa was five verse seven, that game last night was five verse nine.”
“That’s probably where we are at the moment, in the state of the game where we can win against number two in the world and lose against number nine.”
Burke also condemned the fan incident post match with Wallaby Lukhan Tui.
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