2-AUSTRALIA v 4-ARGENTINA AT TWICKENHAM, LONDON, 4PM SUNDAY (0300 MONDAY AEDT)
Head to head: Played 24, Australia won 18, Argentina won 5, drawn 1
RUGBY WORLD CUP MEETINGS
1991: Australia won 32-19, Llanelli
2003: Australia won 24-8, Sydney
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
2015: Australia won 34-9, Mendoza
2014: Argentina won 21-17, Mendoza
2014: Australia won 32-25, Gold Coast
2013: Australia won 54-17, Rosario
2013: Australia won 14-13, Perth
Best World Cup results: champions 1991, 1999
PATH TO SEMI-FINAL
Pool games: bt Fiji 28-13, bt Uruguay 65-3, bt England 33-13, bt Wales 15-6
Quarter-final: bt Scotland 35-34
Best World Cup result: third place, 2007
PATH TO SEMI-FINAL
Pool games: lost to New Zealand 26-16, bt Georgia 54-9, bt Tonga 45-16, bt Namibia 64-19
Quarter-final: bt Ireland 43-20
Australia: Tevita Kuridrani is the quiet achiever of the Wallabies backline, but enjoyed his best game of the World Cup against Scotland – with his destructive straight-line running a feature as he set up the opener for Adam Ashley-Cooper and scored one of his own. Will need to aim up defensively with Argentina adept at attacking out wide.
Argentina: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe is a genuine menace at the breakdown – which will be even more of a factor against an Australian team boasting the triple threat of Fardy, Hooper and Pocock. But the skilful 33-year-old is also the leading tackler for Argentina at the World Cup with 46 and carries the ball well, which opens up the field for the team’s dynamic back three.
Australia: Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy, Rob Simmons, Kane Douglas, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (capt), James Slipper. Res: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Greg Holmes, Toby Smith, Dean Mumm, Ben McCalman, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale.
Argentina: Joaquin Tuculet, Santiago Cordero, Marcelo Bosch, Juan Martin Hernandez, Juan Imhoff, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Leonardo Senatore, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy (capt), Marcos Ayerza. Res: Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Juan Figallo, Matias Alemanno, Facundo Isa, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo De La Fuente, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.
(*Prefix denotes world ranking)