Australia avoided an upset after a second-half revival allowed them to escape with a 23-19 win over a spirited Argentina outfit at Skilled Park.
Stunned by a feisty Pumas outfit playing their first match on Australian soil since the 2003 World Cup, the Wallabies looked set for a shock defeat after two Argentinian tries had them behind 19-6 midway through the second period.
However, the quickfire double only served to spark the home side into action, with tries from Pat McCabe and man-of-the-match Digby Ioane sparing the Wallabies from embarrassment. Berrick Barnes also contributed 13 points.
Tomas Leonardi and Julio Farias Cabello touched down for Argentina, with Juan Martin Hernandez kicking nine points.