Midweek schedule for the fifth and penultimate round of the Rugby Championship, with the distribution of challenges between Thursday and Saturday and four teams besieged at one point. Therefore, everything remains to be determined, and Wallabies and Pumas are focusing on the field factor to attempt the decisive draw.
It starts, in fact, on Thursday at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, where Australia hosts New Zealand In defiance promises show. The All Blacks are currently in first place in the standings with 10 points, one point more than the three stalkers, but Ian Foster’s team has not yet been able to convince, they suffered several exciting knockouts and Sam Cane and his teammates need a super performance in order to conquer Melbourne and get For first place in the title.
In contrast, Australia is a team under construction, with Dave Rainey still looking for a blazing team yard, between ups and downs. The house worker can certainly be an important help for Wallabies who will have to start strong right away to gain confidence, instill doubts in opponents and stretch to avoid taking risks.
But on Saturday, Argentina host South Africa at the Estadio Libertadores de America in Avellaneda. In a match that promises to be very physical. Both teams are tied by nine points and whoever wins takes an important step toward the title, while whoever loses risks athletically being out of the race. Two convincing teams so far, but not yet able to make that leap in quality that will also be required for next year’s World Cup.
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