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Last Updated: Friday, 10 October, 2003, 11:47 GMT 12:47 UK
Australia v Argentina photos
Argentina's players line up for the anthems before the game against Australia
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The opening match of the tournament sees Argentina line up against the host nation Australia in front of a packed Telstra Stadium
Australian flanker Phil Waugh evades the Argentine defence
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Argentina appear nervous as Australia apply the early pressure with flanker Phil Waugh evading the Pumas' defence
Wendell Sailor scores the first try for Australia in the 19th minute
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Wendell Sailor breaks his way through three tackles to score the opening try of the World Cup as Australia take an 11-0 lead
Australia's David Lyons leads yet another Wallaby charge
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Australia's David Lyons leads yet another Wallaby charge as the hosts look to add to their early points tally
Argentina claim line-out ball through Patricio Albacete
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After disappointing in the line-outs the Pumas finally claim some vital possession through Patricio Albacete as half-time approaches
Wallaby vice-captain David Giffin is knocked unconscious after landing awkwardly on his right shoulder
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Immediately after half-time play is stopped for 10 minutes after Wallaby vice-captain David Giffin is knocked unconscious after landing awkwardly on his right shoulder
Kiwi referee Paul Honiss has words with Argentina's Roberto Grau
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Kiwi referee Paul Honiss has words with Argentina's Roberto Grau as the Pumas continue to display a lack of discipline
Australian wing Sailor fails to stop Argentinian winger Ignacio Corleto scoring in the corner
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Despite their dominance, Australia fail to stop winger Ignacio Corleto scoring in the corner in the 70th minute as Argentina reduce the deficit to 17-8
Joe Roff scores Australia's second try
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Australia immediately respond through winger Joe Roff who skips through the Pumas' defence to score the Wallabies second try
Roff is congratulated by his team-mates
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Australia's players congratulate Roff after his try as the hosts wrap up a far from convincing 24-8 win over Argentina




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