Pumas’ shock defeat of All Blacks could be just the ticket for Oz

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Pumas’ shock defeat of All Blacks could be just the ticket for Oz

The Tri-Nations is now wide open, with Argentina’s passion firing up Australia for this weekend’s encounter

Nick Mulvenney

Australia will be wary of Argentina in this week’s Tri-Nations Test, but also aware that the Pumas beating the All Blacks has opened up an opportunity for the Wallabies to get their hands on some silverware, Reece Hodge said on Sunday.

The Tri-Nations replaced the Rugby Championship this year after the withdrawal of SA and Argentina’s 25-15 upset of the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday blew the competition wide open.

“It’d mean a lot for us to win the Tri-Nations at home in front of our own fans,” Wallabies back Hodge said. ..

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