That is all for tonight, and this Rugby Championship, from me. Thank you for your company throughout, it’s been terrific fun.
I’ll leave you with the first take match report, but stay tuned for more reaction.
Andrew Kellaway – the prodigal son of Australian rugby – is well and truly home.
The former Waratahs winger lost his way after starring as a junior, but four months after arriving home in Australia he is one of the stars of the show.
The former Randwick junior wasn’t even on the radar when he returned from Japan at the end of the Super Rugby season.
But he chased down All Blacks and Crusaders flying back Will Jordan and Australia’s selectors stood up and noticed in Sydney.
On Saturday night, the outside back scored a hat-trick of tries to help lead the Wallabies to a 32-17 victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast.
Only Israel Folau (10) has more tries than Kellaway (7) in a debut Wallabies season, with the outside back drawing level with Stirling Mortlock.
The 25-year-old scored his first try to give the Wallabies a 15-3 lead at half-time, but it was his next two tries – having shifted to his preferred position of fullback – that confirmed Kellaway is home.
It’s game on as Argentina and Australia fight it out in the final day the 2021 Rugby Championship today. Despite valiant efforts, Argentina have picked up no wins and bonus points either. Argentina vs Australia will go ahead despite six Pumas players having been dropped for breaching Australia’s covid restrictions. Aussie fans can watch an Australia vs Argentina free live stream on 9Now but can also tune into the game using a VPN if travelling abroad. Make sure you know how to watch an Argentina vs Australia live stream from anywhere in the world.
Argentina will have a fight on their hands at the Cbus Super Stadium this Saturday. The bottom-placed side have endured a tumultuous time off the pitch, after an innocent sightseeing trip to Byron Bay went disastrously wrong.
Six Pumas players and two team management staff crossed the New South Wales border on their scheduled day off – without the authorisation of the tournament – leaving them unable to re-enter Queensland under the Aussie covid border restrictions. Oops.
The six Pumas have now been kicked out of 2021 Ruby Championship, leaving Mario Ledesma without Pablo Matera, Sebastián Cancelliere, Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, Felipe Ezcurra, Santiago Medrano and Santiago Socino for their final match.
Meanwhile, Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has made several changes to the squad that will face Argentina this week. With the pressure off, Rennie has picked two veterans including 38-year-old prop Greg Holmes, who will become the oldest Wallaby since World War Two.