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03 Aug 2022
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Ben Darvill 03 Aug 2022
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  • Argentina vs Australia predictions for Sunday's Rugby Championship game 
  • The match will be played at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas (05:10 AEST)
  • Argentina host Australia in the first match of the competition for the two sides
  • Which side will come away with the points?
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Matt Philip of the Wallabies
Matt Philip of the Wallabies. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Argentina vs Australia Tips


The first game of the 2022 Rugby Championship for Argentina and Australia sees the former hosting the latter in what should prove to be a hugely entertaining and interesting contest. Neither side is in the best of form, with victory in this one providing a major confidence boost ahead of much tougher games for both sides. 
  • Argentina vs Australia Tips
  • Argentina Form 
  • Argentina Last 5 Results 
  • Australia Form 
  • Australia Last 5 Results 
  • Argentina vs Australia FAQs

Argentina Form 


The Pumas were forced to fight very hard in their recent series against Scotland, with the home team clinching a 2-1 series win. This clash was one Argentina were expected to win considering Scotland are not the strongest travelling side, and it was a classic case of winning without concern for the performance itself. 

Errors did creep into the three games for both sides, with mistakes with the ball in hand blighting performances. Against Australia, Argentina will need to tighten up with their handling, although they will not fear an Australian side that have not been in the greatest form. 

With three wins in their last five Tests, Argentina are in fairly good form, and they will look to target a Wallabies team that showed flashes of their brilliance in in both the backs and forwards, but they were exposed by England throughout their series. If Argentina can put the pressure on Australia for large swathes of the 80 minutes, then they have every chance of winning this match. 

Argentina Last 5 Results 


  • Argentina 34 Scotland 31
  • Argentina 6 Scotland 29
  • Argentina 26 Scotland 18
  • Ireland 53 Argentina 7
  • Italy 16 Argentina 37

Australia Form 


What can be said about Australia of late? They were utterly dominated by England in the first-half of the first Test in July, but they came roaring back to win the match despite going down to 14 men in the first-half. 

The following two Tests saw the Aussies lose by eight and four points as they were beaten 2-1 in the series by a misfiring England side. This loss was something that some saw coming before the series, but it was made all the more disappointing after the home team won the first Test. Ultimately, after going ahead in the series, Australia will feel they should have won the battle, with two chances to win a single match. 

Now, the Aussies need to bounce back after their two-match losing run, and they will feel that they can claim a much-needed win. However, if they are to lose their opener, it sets them up for a very worrying campaign. With matches against South Africa and New Zealand to come, Australia have to win this game. However, we think they will struggle on the road against an Argentina team that are full of confidence. 

Australia Last 5 Results 


  • Australia 17 England 21 
  • Australia 17 England 25
  • Australia 30 England 28
  • Wales 29 Australia 28
  • England 32 Australia 15

Argentina vs Australia FAQs

What time does Argentina vs Australia start?

The match will be played at 05:10 AEST on Sunday, August 7. 

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Verdict

Australia are the favourites to win this one, but we believe they will struggle. The Pumas are strong at home and, while we think the match will be tight, we are predicting a home win for Argentina, setting Australia up for a tough campaign. 

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