Foley demands better finishing

Date published: September 13 2014

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Australia will have to work on their finishing according to fly-half Bernard Foley after they scraped past Argentina 32-25.

Australia will have to work on their finishing according to fly-half Bernard Foley after they scraped past Argentina 32-25.

The Wallabies made it two wins in a row in the Rugby Championship, but were given a scare as the Pumas fought back from 29-13 down to come desperately close to a draw.

Skipper Michael Hooper scored twice for Ewen McKenzie's side, with Peter Betham also going over in the second half.

Argentina countered with tries from Manuel Montero, Marcelo Bosch and Joaquin Tuculet but both sides butchered a number of try-scoring chances.

With two away trips remaining, to South Africa and Argentina, Australia know that they will have to improve their killer instinct if they are to add to their two wins so far in the competition.

“We created a lot of opportunities and we were a bit disappointed we couldn't capitalise and put them away earlier but the resilience of the side to hold them at the end was pleasing,” Foley told Fox TV.

“We had intention to really play footy tonight, but it was a bit slippery and greasy and we were guilty of coughing up too much ball.

“I thought in our attack shape we were really good. We played on top of them, we were probably a bit lateral at times which was counter-productive. Saying that, we created a lot. We just have to get better at finishing.”

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