Australia fought back from a halftime deficit to claim a bonus-point 41-26 victory over Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Sunday morning AEST.
The Wallabies trailed 19-10 at the break but recovered to shatter the Pumas’ hopes of a first win over Australia in four years.
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Australia were rocked on the eve of the game when captain Michael Hooper pulled out to protect his mental wellbeing.
Veteran flanker Hooper flew home from Mendoza after telling teammates he lacked the necessary “mindset” to play for his country, let alone lead them, in their Rugby Championship opener.
Aussie prop James Slipper took over as captain while Fraser McReight was promoted to replace Hooper at open side flanker.
“I am really happy with how we finished,” Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said after the match.