Ashley-Cooper hat-trick sends Australia into World Cup Final

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REUTERS: Winger Adam Ashley Cooper’s hat-trick of tries sent Australia into a first World Cup Final since 2003 after a 29-15 victory over Argentina on Sunday secured a showdown with holders New Zealand at Twickenham next weekend.

The Wallabies were superior at the breakdown where David Pocock was immense and too clinical in the backline for the gung-ho injury-hit Pumas who paid the price for costly early mistakes.

Australia, in control from two early tries, were under the cosh for long periods of the second half but resilient defence and Ashley-Cooper’s third try on 71 minutes put the game beyond reach.


Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper scores a try