Midfielder Samu Kerevi stamped his name on the Wallabies’ No 13 jersey with a brace of tries to spark Australia’s 33-21 victory over Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.
Kerevi put in his best Test performance of his international career to score either side of half time, as the Wallabies finished their Rugby Championship campaign with a win and a runners-up slot behind the All Blacks on the final standings.
Both five-pointers came at crucial times, the first in the 39th minute off a strong attacking run and the latter in the 50th after a Michael Hooper turnover.
Those tries were far from the only opportunities that Kerevi had, with the outside centre looking dangerous with plenty of possession, those eventual scores seeming inevitable.
In a frenetic opening spell, it looked as if the Wallabies’ South African frustrations had carried over to London, with Australia unable to capitalize when the Pumas knocked on from the kick-off.
But lock Adam Coleman made the most of his chance in the sixth minute, crashing over after a Dane Haylett-Petty burst to give the Wallabies an early try.
High tackles proved the killer for the Wallabies, with yellow cards handed out to Michael Hooper and Adam Coleman after four penalties in the opening half hour.
But the Aussies still proved too strong for the Pumas and bounced back after their defeat to the Springboks last weekend to win the match by four tries to two.