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  • 15 June 2019
    Brisbane remain open to shipping out captain Tom Rockliff during the AFL trade period but are yet to find any clubs interested in taking the star midfielder.The Lions are looking to stockpile first-round draft picks so they can rebuild their list with young talent and have indicated they will consider trading Rockliff for the right deal.Rockliff, 26, is keen to stay and met with new coach Chris Fagan and football boss David Noble on Wednesday to discuss his future.Right at the moment hes staying ... theres no discussions with any football club in relation to Tom, Brisbane list manager Peter Schwab told SEN radio on Thursday.Clearly you could guess that Chris and David coming in were telling Tommy exactly what they expected of him in particular but also what they expected to be doing with the football department and the team going forward in the next three to four years.Speculation about Rockliffs future intensified last week when it emerged he had made derogatory comments about a woman on social media.Rockliff rated a woman at least a three out of 10 in a conversation with friends on Twitter, angering Lions chief Greg Swann.Its not helpful for us and its not helpful for him, especially with everything thats happening, all the discussions, hes been in the limelight a bit. It just wasnt very clever, Swann said.Brisbane on Thursday took another step towards revamping their list, trading their No.2 draft selection and several late picks to Greater Western Sydney in exchange for picks 3 and 16.It will be the Giants seventh top-two draft selection in just five AFL seasons.The trade means the Lions currently hold picks 3, 16 and 21 in this years draft, as well as a priority selection at the end of the first round which is currently pick 19.Lions midfielder Pearce Hanley appears likely to head to Gold Coast but Schwab said the Suns would not be in a position to make an offer until they have finalised trades for stars Dion Prestia and Jaeger OMeara. Robert Parish Jersey Large . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. 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That comes in the form of the Pumas who will be confident of an upset win at nib Stadium despite a 35-point hammering from the All Blacks in Hamilton last weekend. What that scoreline doesnt reveal were 50 minutes of high-quality Test rugby when Argentina asked serious questions of the New Zealand defence, but couldnt find the tries they needed to keep pace with the world champions. Eventually, the energy the Pumas had exhausted on attack resulted in a flimsy defensive line and the final lopsided scoreboard.The Wallabies, meanwhile, looked to be headed for a seventh straight Test defeat when South Africa slipped out to an early 14-3 lead in Brisbane. Michael Cheikas side were able to steady however and after cleaning up a sloppy breakdown, they were able to string enough phases together to cross for two tries of their own and built enough pressure for Bernard Foley to capitalise on the Springboks ill-discipline. Still, Australias attack was high on anxiety. They will need to show greater patience and respect for possession if theyre to round out their home season with a much-needed second victory.Team newsAustraliaThe Wallabies have made just one change to their starting side with Rob Simmons returning in the second-row at the expense of Kane Douglas. The uncapped Tom Robertson and Lopeti Timani are included on the bench with Cheika to drop one player before kick-off. Henry Speight has also been included among the replacements with Drew Mitchell dropping out.Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Reece Hodge, Quade Cooper, Will Genia; David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Dean Mumm, Adam Coleman, Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, Scott Sio.?Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Tom Robertson, Rory Arnold, Lopeti Timani, Sean McMahon, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Henry Speight. (one to be omitted)ArgentinaThe Pumas have made five changes to the starting side that ran out of gas against the All Blacks. In the backline, Tomas Cubelli, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Matias Moroni and Santiago Gonzalo Iglesias have all earned starts while Juan Manuel Leguizamon returns at openside after missing last weeks Test through injury. The flankers inclusion sees Javier Ortega Desio move to lock.Joaquin Tuculet, Santiago Cordero, Matias Moroni, Santiago Gonzalo Iglesias, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Nicolas Sanchez, Tomas Cubelli; Facundo Isa, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Pablo Matera, Matias Alemanno, Javier Ortega Desio, Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy, Nahuel Tetaz.Replacements: Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Enrique Pieretto, Marcos Kremer, Leonardo Senatore, Martin Landajo, Gabriel Ascarate, Matias Orlando.Key match-up: David Pocock vs. Facundo IsaReturning to the city where he first made his name, David Pocock will be saying hello to Perth but goodbye to Australian rugby as he turns out for his final Test for at least 12 months. Set for a sabbatical in 2017, Pocock will be desperate to end what has been a ddifficult season with a strong game in Perth.ddddddddddddOutshone at the breakdown by back-row teammate Michael Hooper in Brisbane, Pocock still delivered a credible 80 minutes in carrying 11 times for 18 metres and making eight tackles. Playing at No.8 that is the role he must continue to fill, particularly given the style of play the Pumas enjoy in Isa.At just 22 years of age, Isa is one of the brightest prospects in Argentine rugby. The powerfully-built No.8 has already notched 19 Tests and looks set for a long international career at the back of the Pumas scrum. Unlike Pocock, Isa is a No.8 cut from the traditional cloth in that he roams both near and far, and offers a physicality that troubles defensive lines. That was on show in Hamilton last week as he made 11 runs for 26 metres, and further pipped Pocock on the stats sheet with 10 tackles.Key stats- Australia have defeated Argentina in 11 of their last 12 meetings, including their most recent encounter at last years World Cup.- The Wallabies set-piece is a story of conflict, the Australians enjoying the Rugby Championships best scrum success percentage (95) but lowest lineout rate (75).- Argentinas Facundo Isa has made 41 carries in three games so far this campaign, the most of any player and five more than the next busiest player, Israel Folau (36).WeatherPerth is set for a partly cloudy day on Saturday with the mercury topping out at 19 degrees. There is no chance of rain while light winds should disappear by kick-off.UBET verdict: Australia $1.25, Argentina $4.Argentina have only one win from 12 matches played against Australia since 2000, and that was in Mendoza as part of the Rugby Championship in 2014. They met in a semifinal of the World Cup in England last year and the Wallabies got home 29-15, but the Pumas were good in defeat. That followed a big win (34-9) in Mendoza as part of the 2015 Rugby Championship. Argentina were good in the first half against the All Blacks, but ultimately went down 57-22 -- not an ideal preparation to be going to Perth with this week. Australia have had their problems since the World Cup, but are expected to win this week. They are rated a $1.25 chance with UBET, the Pumas are $4.00, with the handicap set at 10.5 points start.VerdictThe Wallabies should have enjoyed a far more comfortable victory against the Springboks last week, but the fact they got that W should result in a more collected, thoughtful approach in Perth. But the performance will need to be better, too, as the Pumas are now playing a brand of rugby that goes well beyond their renowned set-piece strengths. If the Pumas are able to open the Wallabies up through the middle, as they did the All Blacks, but this time capitalise on their opportunities then an upset could be on the cards. Still, the Wallabies have unveiled some players of the future themselves and with Will Genia in outstanding form, the hosts should prevail by a narrow margin.Australia by seven. ' ' '