Autumn internationals: Wales suffer 12 - 26 defeat against Argentina in Cardiff

Wales' Sam Warburton is tackled by Argentina's Tomas Leonardi Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales' hopes of securing a top-four seeding in the 2015 World Cup nosedived after Argentina stunned them at the Millennium Stadium.

Eleven years to the day following Argentina's only previous victory over Wales in Cardiff, second-half tries from wings Juan Imhoff and Gonzalo Camacho left the reigning RBS 6 Nations champions reeling.

And to make matters worse, Wales also suffered a double injury blow when centre Jamie Roberts and lock Alun-Wyn Jones departed inside the opening 40 minutes.


Must be said this was on the cards in the first half. Wales devoid of attacking ideas. All Blacks anyone?


The Argentine prop looks like he could do with a good Polish training camp. But then again, perhaps he should carry on as he is!


Argentina grew in stature during the second half. But that's the worst Wales performance I've seen since Paris 2011.

Full-back Leigh Halfpenny kicked all Wales' points, but they were outplayed by a Pumas team battle-hardened from recent home and away appointments with New Zealand, Australia and South Africa in the southern hemisphere's inaugural Rugby Championship.

Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez weighed in with two drop-goals, two conversions and a penalty, while veteran centre Felipe Contepomi kicked a penalty before he was forced off injured after just 10 minutes.