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May 26, 2022
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Wallabies Wary of Pumas

by Lorraine Genia – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby

The Wallabies have shifted their focus to a game that has the potential to work in both favours this weekend.

On Monday morning (PNG time) the Wallabies will take on the Argentinian Pumas in their Rugby World Cup Semi-Final.

While the Aussies have become familiar with the style of rugby played by the Pumas, thanks to the Rugby Championships, they certainly aren’t taking things lightly for this weekend’s match. 

With Scott Sio, David Pocock and Israel Folau still in doubt with injuries sustained over the past two weeks, the Wallabies most senior player Matt Giteau has said the team will be expecting nothing less of a challenge from the Pumas.

“Every game will be tough. We won’t underestimate them,” said Giteau.

Nick Fardy, who featured in the quarter finals due to Hooper’s suspension and Pocock’s injury, says what could be his first World Cup semi-final will be huge both for him individually, and the team. 

“I like being in the shadows. They (David Pocock and Michael Hooper) are both really good players,” said Fardy.

While Coach Michael Cheika is yet to name his team for the Argentina match up, Aussie fans are banking on the return of the Pocock and Hooper combination to the front row. 

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