July 25, 2019 / 8:23 AM / a month ago

Factbox: Rugby Championship - Australia versus Argentina

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday’s Rugby Championship test between Australia and Argentina:

When: July 27, 7:45 p.m. local (0945 GMT)

Where: Lang Park, Brisbane (capacity: 52,500)

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)

Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand); TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 6

Coach: Michael Cheika

Captain: Michael Hooper

Team: 15-Kurtley Beale, 14-Reece Hodge, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 12-Samu Kerevi, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Christian Lealiifano, 9-Will Genia, 8-Isi Naisarani, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5-Rory Arnold, 4-Izack Rodda, 3-Sekope Kepu, 2-Folau Fainga’a, 1-Scott Sio

Replacements: 16-Tolu Latu, 17-James Slipper, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Rob Simmons, 20-Luke Jones, 21-Nic White, 22-Matt To’omua, 23-James O’Connor

ARGENTINA

World ranking: 10

Coach: Mario Ledesma

Captain: Pablo Matera

Team: 15-Joaquin Tuculet, 14-Santiago Cordero, 13-Matias Moroni, 12-Jeronimo De la Fuente, 11-Ramiro Moyano, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Tomas Cubelli, 8-Facundo Isa, 7-Tomas Lezana, 6-Pablo Matera (captain), 5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Guido Petti, 3-Juan Figallo, 2-Julian Montoya, 1-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: 16-Santiago Socini, 17-Mayco Vivas, 18-Ramiro Herrera, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21-Felipe Ezcurra, 22-Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 23-Matias Orlando

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 31

Australia wins: 24

Argentina wins: 6

Draws: 1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2018 Argentina 34-45 Australia, Salta

2018 Australia 19-23 Argentina, Gold Coast

2017 Argentina 20-37 Australia, Mendoza

2017 Australia 45-20 Argentina, Canberra

2016 Argentina 21-33 Australia, London

Compiled by Ian Ransom; Editing by Nick Mulvenney

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