Rugby Semifinals Preview Australia vs. Argentina

Rugby player on ground with ballThis Sunday the 25th of October we have another Quarterfinal game of the 2015 Rugby World Cup with Australia (Wallabies) playing the Argentina (Los Pumas) with the game being played at the Twickenham Stadium in London, England with kick-off scheduled for 11 AM ET.

Yes this 2015 Rugby World Cup is now with 4 teams, and the 1st time in history of the tournament the semifinal will have 2 Southern Hemisphere teams as competitors seek a spot in the finals. During this tournament Australia has been hot, after have a close game with Scotland in the quarterfinals, while the Argentina team had a very impressive win in gaining a spot in this final four. No we wait to see who of these two powerhouse teams will make it to make it to the final game.

For those that are fans of Australia, the Wallabies and like to Bet on Rugby, this upcoming game may just be one of the more exciting games of this 2015 Rugby World Cup as your team need a penalty in the last minutes of the game to beat Scotland in the quarterfinals 35-34 that allowed them to move on to these semifinals.

The team was happy with that win, but the Aussie Coach M. Cheika was not excited as his team almost allowed the Scottish team to pull off an upset, and that would have been the biggest upset ever in the Rugby World Cup knockout games.

Rescuing the Wallabies was fly half back B. Foley who made the game winning penalty with only some 30 seconds remaining in the game. He was thankful for that shot, as earlier in the game he missed 3 kicks.

However the Australians were still able to muster firepower as WF D. Mitchell made two tries, and A. Cooper, FB M. Hooper and Center T. Kuridrani al had a try. But offensively if they are to win this match, on Sunday they need to dominate Los Pumas. Yes, the Wallabies in their last 5 games with Argentina have won 4 of those games, and in Rugby World Cup play they are 2-0 against Los Pumas. Those 2 wins took place in 1999 and 2007 in the pool stages of the tournaments.

For the fans of Argentina, the Los Pumas surely you know that they beat Ireland in the quarter final last Sunday 43-20 and yes, the luck of the Irish came to an end. That makes for the 3rd time Los Pumas have beat the Irish in Rugby World Cup play, and the 2 other occasions were in 1999 and the 2007 tournaments.

This past Sunday Los Puma offense was at its best, as WF J. Imhoff had 2 scores, and M. Maroni and J. Tuculet each scored once. The favorite in that game and their MVP was F-HB N. Sanchez as he made 9 of his 10 kicks, with 4 on conversions and 5 on penalty shots. Then in this game they hope he has another game with a hot boot if Los Pumas are to keep up with the Wallabies in the scoring.

Yes, as mentioned earlier the Wallabies in the past 5 games with Los Pumas have won on 4 occasions, and the 1 Puma win came with a tough 21-17 win at the Rugby Championship, and 3 of the 5 contests were won by 4 points or fewer, which indicates Argentina knows how to stay in the game, be competitive with the World’s most titled club in the Rugby World.

The online betting prediction for this match up sees the Wallabies of Australia overpowering early the Los Pumas of Argentina and winning the game 31-15 and move on for the 1st time since 2003 to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final.