Argentina vs Australia Rugby
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Argentina vs Australia will be in Mendoza as the Rugby Championship 2022 kicks off on Saturday. Los Pumas will start their campaign with back-to-back home matches against Australia Wallabies. Here you can follow the start time, preview, prediction, and how to watch the game on TV and Live Stream.

🇦🇷🇦🇺🇳🇿🇿🇦 Competition: The Rugby Championship 2022

🏉 Fixture: Argentina vs Australia

🗓 Date: Saturday, 6 August 2022 (GMT)

🕟 Time: 7:10 pm GMT

🏟 Venue: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza

📺 TV and Live Stream: Nine Network, Stan Sport, ESPN

Argentina vs Australia Time and Venue:

Argentina Pumas and Australia Wallabies will play their opening match of the Rugby Championship 2022 on Saturday, 6 August 2022, at 7:10 pm GMT, which is 3:10 pm ET. In the Australian Time Zone AEST, the match will start on Sunday, 7 August, at 5:10 am. Argentina will host the game at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza.

Match Preview

Argentina had a nightmare campaign in the last tournament, losing all six games. They lost to Australia by 8-27 and 17-32 in Australia. However, they will play back-to-back home games this year.

On the other hand, Australia did well in the last tournament. They beat South Africa twice but finished second as New Zealand became the champions. However, the Wallabies are on an alarming form in recent matches, losing five out of six matches. Their defeats include England, Scotland, and Wales.

Argentina vs Australia Lineup:

Australia Wallabies:

15 Tom Wright, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Hunter Paisami, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic White, 8 Rob Valetini, 7 Michael Hooper (Captain), 6 Jed Holloway, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper.

Substitutes: 16 Lachlan Lonergan, 17 Matt Gibbon, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Pete Samu, 22 Jake Gordon, 23 Reece Hodge.

Argentina Pumas:

15 Juan Cruz Mallía, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Pablo Matera, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martín González Samso, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.

Substitutes: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Thomas Gallo, 18 Joel Sclavi, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Lautaro Bazán Vélez, 22 Tomas Albornoz, 23 Matias Moroni.

Head-to-head:

The Aussies have won four of the last six head-to-head meetings against Argentina. The other two ended in draws. Los Pumas have not beaten Australia since a 23-19 win in 2018.

Argentina vs Australia Prediction

Argentina Pumas are +6 home underdogs in many sportsbooks. They haven’t won against Australia in the last six meetings (4L, 2D). Argentina lost all six matches in the Rugby Championship last season.

However, Los Pumas are in good touch in recent matches, winning two of the last three against Scotland in June.

On the other hand, the Wallabies are struggling to find their feet. They lost five of the last six matches this year, three defeats against England, Scotland, and Wales in the European tour. Then the Aussies lost the home series 1-2 against England.

It would be difficult for Australia to beat Argentina in Argentina. We are going with Los Pumas +6 for this one.

How to Watch the Rugby Championship 2022?

Argentina vs Australia in the Rugby Championship 2022 will be available on ESPN and TV Publica in Argentina. Nine Network and Stan Sport will broadcast the match live on TV in Australia.

Here’s how you can watch the Rugby Championship 2022 from anywhere:

USA: FloRugby

Canada: TSN (TSN.ca and TSN App)

Argentina: ESPN, TV Publica

South Africa: Super Sport

Australia: Stan Sport, Network Nine

New Zealand: Sky Network

UK: Sky UK

France: Canal+

Japan: WOWOW

Spain: Telefonica

Read Also: South Africa vs New Zealand: Start Time, Preview, Lineup, Prediction, How to Watch

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