By my count, the Wallabies declined four shootable shots at goal – 12 points – and then flipped the ball over as they tried to crack the Puma’s defense during Saturday’s 15-15 some draw may argue that there were two more penalties they denied, but Reece Hodge accumulated three points at the end of that passage (at the end of the first half) so that would be a double count

Even so, those missed four penalty chances have put the Wallabies’ decision making in the spotlight in an increasingly difficult test.It’s a super rugby mentality, and the Wallabies and All Blacks were both guilty of the rugby championship over the course of the game – and the cougar fans became more boisterous – you could see the Argentines growing out of the belief that they hadn’t really been punished for their bad discipline

Dave Rennie’s team were a little unlucky with the two penalties that allowed the Pumas to equalize. For me, Facundo Isa had a knee down before he was rewarded for a jerk penalty by referee Paul Williams while Emiliano Boffelli knocked under the high ball just before Matt Philip played on the ball from an offside position

Even so, the coach may have to deal with his chin that his substitutions didn’t work. Jake Gordon was a bit scratchy in the halfback and Liam Wright couldn’t produce much punch, but the real head scratchers were the excellent Tom Wright’s replacement for Filipo Daugunu and the failure to use Noah Lolesio’s Wallabies’ game from the backfield got badly worse over the last quarter – Tom Banks was a culprit – and it might have been nice to have given Lolesio the opportunity to use his legwork on the line as the rain was clearly a factor, but the wallabies might check the last quarter and admit they just stopped playing

The great men of the Argentines get a lot of praise, but don’t underestimate the toughness of some of their young No. 12 Santiago Chocobares, No. 14 Bautista Delguy and No. 15 Sanitiaga Carreras are not the greatest men but they went out of their way and “cleaned up” some really tough situations for the Pumas on Saturday as they are all developing and have the potential to be stars of the game, especially the brilliant Delguy The Evasive Right winger won a unanimous decision on points against Marika Koroibete, hit him in a strong duel and hit several defenders with the ball in hand

We discovered a few weeks ago that the wallabies had imported the centipede jerk from the northern hemisphere and both sides were using it in Newcastle.You can see why teams like it – it gives the halfback time and protection to boxkick do – but it wouldn’t be surprising if nine executives spoke to Rugby Australia about getting rid of it next year

No sane broadcaster wants to promote tactics that speed up the game and encourage teams to kick. Ironically, the last penalty the Wallabies received was a Jake Gordon bomb on the back of a long backpack So it’s something of a double-edged sword when the No. 9 Not reaching the correct distance while kicking The main problem, however, is that it is absolutely boring and we are in the entertainment industry

It’s hard to judge the Springboks after picking 2020 but England are the pick of the Test Nations still to play.They devoured the Irish pack at Twickenham on their 18-7 win and found the cutting edge far out when they needed Kiwi John Mitchell helped turn them into a brutal defensive full of tackling machines like Maro Itoje After beating Georgia 40-0 last week, they looked like they were hiding Ireland until a late try from Jacob Stockdale

Let one of the Tri Nations teams show that they have the right mix of physicality, tactical skill and offensive brilliance to beat England right now that is highly controversial The French will give England a game if they find themselves in Autumn Nations Cup hit, but the great white brick wall seems difficult to get through

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