first_imgThe Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on Twitter Los Pumas responded quickly. Hauled down just short of the tryline, a prone Jeronimo de la Fuente popped up a ball for Nicolas Sanchez to streak through and score. Four minutes later, Folau found himself in space and made the most of it, burning four Argentine defenders with right steps before planting down in the left corner.But the Wallabies could not find another try for the remainder of the half despite enjoying good field position, with their malfunctioning lineout handing Argentina a series of reprieves.The visitors eventually made the most of it, destroying the Australian defence with an energetic 36th-minute counter-attacking burst that finished with Bautista Delguy shrugging off a Haylett-Petty tackle to go under the posts. Sanchez extended Argentina’s lead to six points with a 48th-minute penalty, and they were never headed from there. A long-range penalty from Emiliano Boffelli with three minutes to go sealed a famous victory for Argentina in front of a poor crowd of just 16,019 at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.However, Israel Folau bombed a golden chance to win it for the Wallabies after the siren. Folau had an unmarked Bernard Foley to his right but inexplicably chose not to pass the ball to him and instead coughed up possession as he tried to score himself.Australia spent most of the second half searching for the points that would have given them the lead after Dane Haylett-Petty’s 54th-minute try reduced the margin to 20-19. But repeated turnovers and penalties – trademark deficiencies of the Wallabies in recent years – saw them come up with nothing in what proved a miserable night at the office.It didn’t start that way though – three tries in the space of eight minutes early in the first half set the tone for a frenetic clash. First, the Wallabies crossed for the opener after some gorgeous openside play from Haylett-Petty and Reece Hodge to set up Will Genia. Reuse this content Share via Email Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Rugby union Since you’re here… Rugby Championship Australia slumped to their first home loss to Argentina in 35 years, falling 23-19 in Saturday night’s Rugby Championship Test. The Wallabies were once again left wanting in key departments as an energetic Los Pumas outfit continued their stunning rise under new coach Mario Ledesma.Not since 1983, in the first Test meeting between the two nations, have Argentina tasted victory on Australian soil. But former Wallabies scrum coach Ledesma masterminded a drought-breaking result that will pile enormous pressure back on his old boss Michael Cheika.center_img Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Topics Springboks hold on to inflict shock home defeat on the All Blacks Australia sport Read more Share on Facebook Argentina rugby union team Share on Messenger Australia rugby union teamlast_img read more