Wallabies to win by about 25 & Reece Hodge to move to prop

Rightio.


Wallabies vs Pumas this Saturday night to round out the year, in rugby terms at least.


Last time they played, well it was obviously a draw, how that happened, I still don't know, the Wallabies let it slip away.


As far as top level rugby for Australian rugby fans, this is our last dosage of action until the Queensland Reds take on the NSW Waratahs on February 19 @ Suncorp Stadium.


So the best part of two and a half months.



The Pumas have done a great job, credit where credit is due. This'll be their 4th game in as many weeks and they obviously managed to upset the All Blacks in the first game of their Tri-Nations campaign, followed by that draw with the Wallabies.


But last week the cracks started to appear and they've of course had plenty of disruption with their skipper and a couple of others stood down for some nasty social media action.


I'm not going to get into that, like Tubby Taylor for most of his career, I am going to shoulder arms and let that one go through to the keeper.


What it means but, is that the Pumas, well they're pretty well f#cked.


38-0 last week against the All Blacks, I reckon this week will be something like 37-12 to the Wallabies, maybe something like that - 25 point victory or thereabouts.


James O'Connor is back in the #10 jersey, obviously a big in for the Wallabies, whilst Reece Hodge maintains his status as most versatile player in the history of rugby, he moves back to fullback.



They've changed up the front row again, Taniela Tupou back to the bench, last time he did that was against the All Blacks and he was very good.


That centre pairing is building some momentum together, Paisami and Petaia.


What happens @ the Reds next year? Hamish Stewart is the incumbent #12 in Queensland, yet he's not in the Wallabies conversation - as far as I know!


We'll save the full year review of the Wallabies for another time, let's just get these blokes home this weekend, it looks a 13+ job against a Pumas side who are seemingly ready to get on the plane and get the heck out of here!


Wallabies by 25 (p.s. that's paying $41) & I'll take short odds they are on a full bender not long after.



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