Tri Nations 2020 LIVE: Wallabies vs Argentina at McDonald Jones Stadium

Cheika switches sides

Michael Cheika will be in Argentina's coaches box tonight, plotting the downfall of the country he said he could never coach against.

Michael Cheika on the turf of Bankwest Stadium last Saturday.Credit:Stu Walmsley/Rugby Australia

The former Wallabies boss has denied multiple requests to speak this week but he's already out in the middle of McDonald Jones Stadium, keeping a close eye on Argentina's warm up.

Michael Hooper has had a fair bit to do with Cheika and while he is a man of many languages, the Wallabies skipper had a cheeky dig at his Spanish speaking skills yesterday.

Don't be fooled by Argentina's historic win: Cully

While Argentina undoubtedly went through plenty of adversity in the lead up to their famous win over the All Blacks, the Herald's Paul Cully has a different take.

It’s been an emotional week for the Pumas.Credit:Stu Walmsley/Rugby Australia

He believes Mario Ledesma has pulled the wool over all of our eyes, given a healthy contingent of Argentinian players ply their trade in Europe.

Argentina's remarkable journey

ICYMI, my Herald colleague Tom Decent explored Argentina's remarkable lead up to last week's historic win against the All Blacks.

Argentina’s Santiago Carreras and head coach Mario Ledesma after the Pumas’ 25-15 win over New ZealandCredit:Stu Walmsley/Rugby Australia

Check it out here.

It's must win territory for the Wallabies

The Tri Nations equation isn't exactly simple but Wallabies fans should simply keep this in mind – win tonight and the Australians have one hand on their first piece of major silverware since 2015.

If Dave Rennie's side take care of business tonight and the All Blacks bounce back against Argentina in seven days time, a win at Bankwest Stadium on December 5 will see the Australians finish with two wins to New Zealand's two.

Silverware after just six game as Wallabies coach would be a fair start to Rennie's tenure.

Welcome to Newcastle

Hello and welcome to the Herald's live coverage of the Wallabies' Tri Nations clash with Argentina.

Sam Phillips here in the hot seat at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Keep it tuned to this page for instant updates, highlights, reaction and everything in between.

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