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sport news Wallabies labelled 'massive disappointment' by David Rennie after Argentina ... trends now
sport news Wallabies labelled 'massive disappointment' by David Rennie after Argentina ... trends now

sport news Wallabies labelled 'massive disappointment' by David Rennie after Argentina ... trends now

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie teed off at a 'disappointing' Australian side after their 'shambolic' 31-point loss to Argentina on Sunday morning. 

While they were missing several topliners, the Wallabies were heavily favoured to repeat their victorious heroics from a week earlier - but the men in gold crashed to a 48-17 loss in San Juan, Argentina.

Rennie's mood fluctuated between gutted and livid in a scathing post-match analysis of Australia's loss. 

A dejected Rory Arnold looks on after Australia's 31-point defeat to Argentina

A dejected Rory Arnold looks on after Australia's 31-point defeat to Argentina

'Massive disappointment. We conceded four tries with kicks in behind us and got dominated in the collision area,' Rennie said when asked about the defeat on Stan Sport's coverage after the game.

'We want to earn the respect of the country and you don´t do it with performances like that.' 

It was almost astonishing in its scathing honesty, especially as Australia were missing up to eight top-line players in the match.

That being said, it was clearly the manner of the loss, not the defeat itself, that didn't sit right with the New Zealand native.

Wallabies coach David Rennie was fuming after Australia's disappointing loss to Argentina on Sunday morning (AEST)

Wallabies coach David Rennie was fuming after Australia's disappointing loss to Argentina on Sunday morning (AEST)

'We had a good enough side to do the job ... whoever pulls the jersey on has got to front and we weren't good enough,' said Rennie. 

The win for the Pumas, built on the back of seven electric tries, is their biggest-ever victory over Australia. 

In even better news for the rugby-obsessed nation, on the back of the thumping bonus-point victory they moved to the top of the four-nation standings.

You would have been a brave person to suggest the ladder would read Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand - in that order - after two rounds of the Rugby Championship.  

Argentina skipper Julian Montoya lifts the trophy after the Pumas beat the Wallabies by their biggest-ever margin on Sunday morning

Argentina skipper Julian Montoya lifts the trophy after the Pumas beat the Wallabies by their biggest-ever margin on Sunday morning

Argentina raced to a 26-10 halftime lead, and unlike last weekend's Test in Mendoza, there was to be no miraculous Aussie comeback.

Australia had a James O'Connor try, which would have given them the lead, disallowed in the 20th minute in a baffling refereeing decision and the Pumas scored minutes later in 14-point swing.

It proved a turning point with the remainder of the game almost one-way traffic.

Andrew Mehrtens was shocked the try was disallowed, and of the opinion Aussie skipper James Slipper did everything right.

'Surely there is nothing wrong with that. There is no other way James Slipper can make that clean-out. It's (Pablo) Matera's fault he's ended up in that position,' he said on the Stan broadcast.

Pumas coach, former Wallabies and Waratahs mentor Michael Cheika, switched up his renowned game plan and used their contestable kicking game to expose the inexperience of Australia's back three.

They piled on the pressure in a physical performance with the Wallabies, missing key men such as skipper Michael Hooper through personal leave and injury, bereft of answers.

Juan Imhoff dashes away to score a try for Argentina just a minute into the game

Juan Imhoff dashes away to score a try for Argentina just a minute into the game

Australia got off to the worst possible start and they trailed 14-0 after seven minutes.

Veteran winger Juan Imhoff pounced on a mix-up between Wallabies winger Jordan Petaia and fullback Tom Wright and raced to the line before fired-up prop Thomas Gallo barrelled over.

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