A first half packed with penalties and knock-on´s has seen Australia take a six point lead midway through the contest. No tries have been scored so far but Australia cmae close with scrumhalf Nick Phipps having a change to plant the ball at the foot of the post. Instead he knocked-on. All of the points were from goalkicking with Mike Harris having kicked five and Juan Martín Hernández three. Argentina will not have a good half time talk as Santiago Phelan is certain to give his players a good telling off for giving away so many penalties. Referee Craig Joubert has already made a big mark on the match as he yellow carded secondrower Patricio Albacete.
In general play both back lines are yet to spark. Neither has really threatened at all and chances have been limited. In ther secondhalf the match should open up much more.