Fulltime: Great win by the Wallabies. There are question marks over the defence still but everything else was fantastic.
When the ARU talks of playing the running game, that's what they are talking about. Will Genia was back to his best, Israel Folau showed what a threat he is with the ball in hand and in space. Joe Tomane made line break after line break as well. Quade Cooper did some good things too, which outweighed the two terrible mistakes he made.
Kuridrani, Ashley-Cooper and Lealiifano also did their bit too.
The forwards were good, particularly the flankers Hooper and Fardy. The scrum held up to the early pressure and then in the back half of the game asserted some dominance. The lineout was good and the work over the ball at the breakdown was outstanding.
Ewen McKenzie should be well pleased.
79th min: What a try by Bernard Foley. The Wallabies go 95 metres. It started with a bust by Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, his pass goes to ground and Nic White started the counter-attack. Foley srpead the ball to Kuridrani and then on to Tomane who chipped ahead regathered and offloaded to Foley who converts his own try. ARGENTINA 17 AUSTRALIA 54
74th min: Try number six for the Wallabies and it was Benn Robinson who barged over. It started with a big scrum by the Wallabies, followed by a line break by Michael Hooper and a telling charge by Timani. Foley converts. ARGENTINA 17 AUSTRALIA 47. Genia off, White on.
67th min: Felipe Contepomi is off. Farewell to a rugby great. There are emotional embraces on the sidelines. Foley is at five-eighth.
65th min: Cooper misses the conversion from the sideline. ARGENTINA 17 AUSTRALIA 40. Bernard Foley on for his Test debut. Well deserved.
64th min: Joe Tomane take a bow. He has made so many line breaks today with no result but he has swooped on a loose ball and run 60 metres to score. The Wallabies defence has been suspect tonight but the Pumas line break that preceded the fatal error featured magical hands.
60th min: The Pumas make another break from a poor midfield kick by Tomane. A crucial intercept of a grubber kick by Folau defuses the situation but it is a knock-on. Benn Robinson is on for Slipper. Timani is one for Horwill.
59th min: Martin Landajo receives a warning for stamping on Ashley-Cooper's and Faingaa's hands.
58th min: The Wallabies gave a penalty away, the Pumas take a quick tap but from the ensuing breakdown they concede the penalty. Adam Ashley-Cooper is fired up about something. Wayne Barnes is having a look.
55th min: I have seen it all now. The Wallabies get a scrum penalty right in front.
54th min: Joe Tomane splits them wide open after a great pass by a sniping Will Genia but Michael Hooper drops a sitter.
53rd min: Great defence by the Wallabies as Toomua and Kuridrani drive the Pumas back and earn the penalty.
52nd min: James Horwill spoils the lineout but a poor kick by Cooper keeps the Pumas on the attack.
52nd min: Simmons is off for 10 minutes and Contepomi is up and well.
51st min: Trouble for the Wallabies. Felipe Contepomi looks like he is going to be helped from the field in his final Test after Rob Simmons hits him late.
49th min: That is a try to halfback Martin Landajo with a simple pick and go. Sanchez converts. ARGENTINA 17 AUSTRALIA 32.
49th min: That looks like a try to the Pumas. Wayne Barnes is unsighted so goes upstairs.
49th min: Again the Pumas bust the Wallabies line and they are less than a metre out.
46th min: Kepu on for Alexander and Faingaa for Moore. Toomua replaced Lealiifano at halftime.
46th min: The Wallabies will win this game and they may win comfortably but the Pumas are finding holes in their defence at will.
Some stats courtesy of Fox Sports. Wallabies missed 14 tackles in the first half. This is the first time they have scored four tries since playing Russia at the World Cup and Folau's hat-trick is the first by a Wallaby since Adam Ashley-Cooper against USA also at the World Cup.
42nd min: That didn't take long. Israel Folau has a hat-trick after stepping through the Argentinian defence. Quade Cooper converts with Lealiifano off the field. ARGENTINA 10 AUSTRALIA 32
HALFTIME: The Wallabies take a commanding lead at the break and when you consider that the Springboks trailled at halftime and the All Blacks trailled early in the second-half in their games in Argentina, that is a good result.
But the defence of both sides has been far from world class and the Wallabies should not get too carried away. The Pumas have been finding space and splitting their defensive line with too much ease.
The Wallabies scrum has been solid enough although the Pumas are clearly ascendent there, and both teams' lineouts are untroubled.
Will Genia, Christian Lealiifano, Israel Folau, Michael Hooper and Adam Ashley-Cooper have been outstanding for the Wallabies while Tevita Kuridrani and Joe Tomane have had their moments.
37th min: Anything you can do I can do better, says Marcello Bosch as he steps past Folau and Genia to score under the posts. The Wallabies have been good at most things today but their defence has been far short of world class.
35th min: ISRAEL FOLAU what a step. Rob Simmons put the fullback through a gaping hole and he steps past Horacio Agulla as if he was not there. Lealiifano makes not mistake with the conversions. ARGENTINA 3 AUSTRALIA 25.
35th min: And it is a try to the Wallabies. Wayne Barnes blows the whistle.
34th min: Do we have a try to the Wallabies? Lealiifano is up again and Folau and Genia set up Adam Ashley-Cooper for a try. The TMO is checking for a potential knock on two phases back.
33rd min: Problems for the Wallabies. Kuridrani badly misses Hernandez in defence and he offloads to Horacio Agulla who is brought down by Lealiifano who stays down.
31st min: Straight through the middle by Lealiifano from the sidelines. ARGENTINA 3 AUSTRALIA 13
32nd min: No penalty try but it is a penalty and Matera is shown a yellow card.
31st min: Scott Fardy charges through and he is brought down just metres short. But hold on Wayne Barnes is checking on a no-arms tackle by Pablo Matera.
30th min: The Pumas are makring breaks at will. This time they pour through in their own 22 and Juan Manuel Leguizamon charges upfield but a misdrected pass goes out.
28th min: Nicolas Sanchez makes no mistake. ARGENTINA 3 AUSTRALIA 10.
27th min: The good and bad of Quade Cooper comes to the fore. He throws an impossible ball and the Pumas intercept it and are on the attack. Eventually the penalty is conceded with James Horwill entering the ruck offside. This should be three points for the Pumas.
26th min: Australia back to 15 with Slipper coming on for Robinson after his yellow card and Fardy returns.
25th min: The Wallabies forwards charge at the Pumas defence and eventually they earn the penalty right in front with Pumas using their hands in the ruck. Lealiifano makes no mistake. ARGENTINA 0 AUSTRALIA 10
24th min: The Wallabies turn it over at the scrum and counter-attack. They probe the fringes but eventually earn a lineout throw 30 metres out.
23rd min: Wallabies make their first mistake at the lineout. Scrum on halfway.
22nd min: Tough penalty against the Pumas. They break away from a kick return but from the next phase the penalty is conceded.
20th min: Wallabies scrum holds firm again but the Pumas safely find touch.
19th min: Good continuity by the Wallabies. They went through nine phases and Quade Cooper nearly sneaks through but eventually the Pumas hold up a maul and win the scrum feed inside their own 22.
16th min: Benn Robinson comes on for Scott Fardy as Adam Ashley-Cooper plays at No.6. Michael Hooper comes up with ball and Genia clears it. And the replacement Robinson earns the penalty at the breakdown.
15th min: Another penalty and it is James Slipper receives a yellow card but no penalty try.
14th min: Another scrum reset. If the Wallabies hold on this time it would be a turning point. But wait, it is another penalty, the saving grace for the Wallabies is that they engaged early.
13th min: Wallabies are on notice now. Another penalty. Yellow card and penalty try awaits if this scrum goes down.
11th min: The Wallabies scrum holds on but it is another penalty to the Pumas with Ben Mowen offside. Another scrum.
10th min: The Wallabies hold on but Wayne Barnes gives a penalty. The Pumas inched forward and the Wallabies popped (slighty).
8th min: Pressure for the Wallabies. Quade Cooper tries a silly grubber from a turnover and is toed through by Contepomi and Cooper cleans up but carries the ball into the in-goal area. Five-metre scrum.
6th min: Great play by both teams. The Wallabies counter attack from a midfield kick and Quade Cooper sends an outrageous pass to Kuridrani who nearly gets outside his man but is just brought down. Another scrum and a free kick to the Pumas.
5th min: Running rugby is back folks as Michael Hooper makes a break. There is a scrum and Australia hold their own. This is a positive start.
3rd min: Great start for the Wallabies. It is Israel Folau. It was a solid start with a safe catch from the kick off and since then it has been the Joe Tomane show. He made on break and then threw an inside ball for Israel Folau to score his fifth Test try. Lealiifano converts from the sideline. AUSTRALIA 7 ARGENTINA 0.
PREVIEWFull-back Israel Folau has been given a license to thrill Saturday as Australia seek to avoid the humiliation of becoming Rugby Championship wooden spoonists.
The Wallabies have just four points and hosts Argentina two going into the final fixture of the southern hemisphere national team tournament season.
Whoever wins at the 42,000-seat Estadio Gigante de Arroyito finishes third in a competition completed by New Zealand and South Africa, who clash earlier Saturday in a title decider.
Argentina coach Santiago Phelan hopes his pack can lay the foundations for a first Championship victory after one draw and 10 losses during two seasons since debuting.
But Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has had a tactical change of heart and wants Folau and other backs to try and run the home side off their feet in Rosario.
McKenzie opted for a predominantly field-kicking approach against South Africa last weekend with disastrous consequences as his team turned over 20 points behind and lost by the same margin.
Amid increasing frustration after a fourth defeat in five outings since replacing New Zealander Robbie Deans in mid-year, the Wallabies handler has made a significant change.
Out goes kick-biased scrum-half Nic White and back comes former skipper Will Genia, signalling the adventurous intent of the visitors.
Folau, scorer of the lone Australian try in a dour 14-13 home win over Argentina last month, is excited at the prospect of more ball-in-hand time.
"I thought we were a lot better in the second half against the Springboks when we started to run the ball," he told reporters.
"The issue is finding the right balance -- running when the opportunity arises and kicking for field position when necessary.
"I must try and react to what the opposition presents. I believe that is the best way to play rugby -- playing what happens in front of you.
"We have got some great players in our team who can score tries and finish good movements," added the 24-year-old who made his Test debut this year.
Argentina captain and flanker Juan Manuel Fernandez Lobbe wishes for a different outcome with his pack controlling play and limiting Australian running opportunities.
He will draw encouragement from a 33-15 loss to New Zealand in La Plata last weekend, especially several scrum surges during the opening half.
A late blow for the Pumas was the withdrawal of prop Juan Figallo through a back injury with Juan Pablo Orlandi taking over and Matias Diaz added to the replacements.
"Our defence continues to be very good and our discipline has improved immensely as we gave away fewer penalties than our opponents in all five games," noted Lobbe.
But he was concerned by the lack of try-scoring chances against the All Blacks with the Pumas backs tending to run at opponents rather than seeking space.
"We were not able to create try-scoring opportunities and that is an aspect of our game that must improve," he stressed.
Argentina have scored just five tries in as many Championship Tests this year, and three came from No. 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon.
Argentina: Juan Martin Hernandez; Horacio Agulla, Marcelo Bosch, Felipe Contepomi, Juan Imhoff; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Pablo Matera, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (capt); Patricio Albacete, Julio Farias Cabello;Juan Pablo Orlandi, Eusebio Guinazu, Marcos Ayerza
Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Nahuel Lobo, Matias Diaz, Manuel Carizza, Benjamin Macome, Tomas Cubelli, Santiago Fernandez, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
Coach: Santiago Phelan
Australia: Israel Folau; Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Leali'ifano, Joe Tomane; Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Ben Mowen, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy; James Horwill (capt), Rob Simmons; Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, James Slipper
Replacements: Saia Fainga'a, Benn Robinson, Sekope Kepu, Sitaleki Timani, Ben McCalman, Nic White, Matt Toomua, Bernard Foley
Coach: Ewen McKenzie