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JULY 2019 | Mike Colman

JULY 2019 | Mike Colman

26/07/2019

WALLABIES

I reckon the Wallabies’ are specials against Argentina at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night. It will be Will Genia’s last Test match at his spiritual home ground and if he has to beat the Pumas single-handed, he’ll do it. The livewire halfback played his first Test at the stadium against the Springboks in 2009 and he scored the try that sealed the Reds’ Super Rugby title against the Crusaders on the ground two years later, so to say that he likes the place is an understatement. Still, the same could be said about the Wallabies as a whole. In the 25 Tests that Australia has played at Suncorp Stadium since its redevelopment in 2003 the Wallabies have won 19, lost five and drawn one, for a winning rate of 79 percent. Michael Cheika will be hoping to make it 20 wins from 26 starts on Saturday night with his team needing to get their Rugby World Cup campaign on track, and quickly. History is in their favour. Their comeback from a 31-7 halftime deficit to stun the Pumas 45-34 in Palma last year is regarded as one of the greatest turnarounds in rugby history, and it was Argentina that they beat at Twickenham in 2015 to make it to the World Cup final. Add in the “Genia factor” and I reckon they can do it in style. What do YOU reckon?