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Australia v Argentina, Rugby Championship, September 15
Wallabies and Pumas set for long overdue re-match
ESPN Staff
September 10, 2012
Australia's Stephen Larkham stretches the Argentina defence, Australia v Argentina, Rugby World Cup, Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia, October 10, 2003
Australia's Stephen Larkham stretches the Argentina defence during their last meeting back in 2003 © PA Photos
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Australia and Argentina will meet for the first time since the opening game in the 2003 Rugby World Cup when they go head-to-head at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

The Wallabies powered to a 24-8 victory on that occasion to increase their all-time advantage that currently stands at 17 victories to the Pumas' four.

The first meeting between the two sides took place in 1979 when Argentina claimed a 24-13 victory in Buenos Aires. They shared that series with the Wallabies but have been second best by some way in the years since with their most recent victory - an 18-16 success in Buenos Aires - coming 15 years ago.

Australia are the only one of the three southern hemisphere giants to have tasted defeat at the hands of the Pumas but will be chasing a fifth straight victory over their South American rivals on Saturday night.

Australia v Argentina - Head to Head Stats:

All-time record: Played: 17, Australia won 13, Argentina won 4

Biggest winning margin: Aus: 47 (53-6 Brisbane 2000); Arg: 15 (18-3 Brisbane 1983)

Highest score: Aus: 53 (53-6 Brisbane 2006, 53-7 Brisbane 2000); Arg: 27 (27-19 Buenos Aires 1987)

Most tries: Aus: 9 (53-6 Brisbane 2000); Arg: 3 (19-39 Brisbane 1986)

Most points (individual): Aus: 114 Michael Lynagh; Arg: 86 Hugo Porta

Most tries (individual): Aus: 7 David Campese; Arg: 3 Ignacio Corleto

Australia v Argentina:

Click here for Australia's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

Click here for Argentina's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

Click here for a record of all Australia v Argentina matches courtesy of Statsguru

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