Koroibete scores as Wallabies beat Argentina

Michael Cheika has picked the same starting XV for this weekend

Ahead of Australia's final Rugby Championship match against Argentina this morning (NZT), Folau spoke to reporters for the first time since posting the tweet, where he confirmed his stance on the topic had not changed.

As well as his pair of tries, Hodge had a hand in two others as the Wallabies secured a bonus-point win to finish the tournament second behind a dominant New Zealand side who won six of six matches.

The Aussies once again produced bursts of scintillating attack to overpower the Pumas after the two nations were locked at 13-all at half time.

Hodge had a try disallowed in the second half but was still able to complete a double when he scored in the 77th minute.

The Wallabies will now line up for a final shot at redemption against the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday 21 October.

The Wallabies steadily began to dominate territory and possession, opening up cracks in the Argentine defence.

Genia threw a long pass from a maul and Hodge darted over unchallenged as the Wallabies regained the lead but a late Sanchez penalty tied the scores at 13-13 at half-time. Bernard Foley added the extras to make it 27-20 with 20 left to play.

The Pumas hit back through Matias Alemanno's try and edged 10-8 in front via a Nicolas Sanchez penalty goal, but the visitors landed a crucial blow through Reece Hodge six minutes out from halftime courtesy of some great vision from Will Genia.

The Wallabies took control from there, Hodge setting up Genia before Foley slotted a penalty to extend the lead to 10 after Marcos Kremer was yellow-carded for a risky tackle.

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