LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Rugby Championship

Thumb_argentina-ed Argentina

15

Thumb_new-zealand-ed New Zealand

33
Kick-off local time : Sat, 28 September 2013 - 19h40
Kick-off : Sun, 29 September 2013 - 00h40
Venue : Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
Referee : Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Argentina New Zealand
Tries Julian Savea (23min), Sam Cane (52min), Ben Smith (56min), and Ben Smith (80min)
Penalties Nicolas Sánchez (9min), Nicolas Sánchez (15min), Nicolas Sánchez (31min), and Nicolas Sánchez (64min)
Conversions Beauden Barrett (81min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

Beauden Barrett adds the CONVERSION as the hooter for FULL-TIME goes. New Zealand win 33-15 and now need to get just one bonus point against South Africa at Ellis Park next week to retain their Rugby Championship title. Join us next week for all the Currie Cup and Rugby Championship drama!

80

TRY - Ben Smith gets the bonus-point score, as he barges over a defender and scores under the uprights.

79

The All Blacks attack hard, looking for the bonus point.

78

The Pumas taking the ball through the forwards, but again cough it up.

77

Scrum reset again

76

The All Blacks also struggling with control, Dagg putting the ball down cold near the Argentina 22

75

Pumas again fail to control possession and the Kiwis attack again

74

Pumas' tenacious defence wins them another penalty inside their 22

72

Pumas' line-out is now a mess and then they also concede a penalty for playing a man without the ball - Mariano Galarza the culprit

71

Pumas tackling like deamons and win another penalty inside their 22

69

Tawera Kerr-Barlow penalised for crawling, just metres from the line, as the Kiwis go in search of the bonus point

67

Martín Landajo goes to the air and Savea can't control - Pumas chasing the game, but their execution is not very good

65

Argentina fail to control possession and Savea hacks ahead - he can't control the ball, with the tryline just metres away

64

Nicolas Sánchez slots the PENALTY and the gap narrows to 15-26

63

Argentina bash for a few phases and win a penalty inside the All Blacks 22 as Tony Woodcock smashes into a player off the ball

61

Scrum penalty to Argentina

60

Cruden playing cleverly into the corners - the All Blacks have lifted their tempo and the Pumas are missing too many tackles now

58

Rare mistake by Cruden as he puts it directly into touchh

57

Aaron Cruden adds the CONVERSION - 26-12

56

TRY - Ben Smith strolls over after Ma'a Nonu put him into space with a well-timed pass

54

The Puma get that all wrong and gets blown for obstruction inside the All Black 22

53

Aaron Cruden, from near touch on the left, pushes it wide - 19-12

52

TRY - Sam Cane gets the second five-pointer, as the All Blacks show patience and works it through the phases

51

All Blacks working their way towards the line with the forwards

50

Penalty against Argentina for not rolling away in the tackle

49

The Pumas looking to keep he ball in hand, but their handling again lets them down

47

Cruden chasing the Pumas back into their half and forcing them to scramble the ball into touch

46

Aaron Cruden, from 40m out, slots the PENALTY and it is 14-12 to NZ

45

Argentina penalised at a tackle near their 10m line

44

Marcelo Bosch, from halfway, slots the PENALTY and Argentina lead 12-11

43

Scrum penalty against NZ - Charlie Faumuina binding on the arm

42

Scrum reset - the Pumas dominated this aspect in the first half, NZ look get to get their scrums sorted. Scrum reset again

41

Nicolas Sánchez gets the second half underway - it is too far, directly into touch. Poor start to the second 40

40

Dagg puts the ball into touch as the hooter for HALF-TIME goes - it was an inmtriguin first 40, with the only try a fortuitous score. The Pumas will look to continue their set-piece dominance, New Zealand will hope for three more tries.

39

Cruden puts in a chip and the Pumas can't control - NZ win a scrum feed near the Puma 10m line

38

Scrum free kick to New Zealand

37

Argentina now working the ball upfield with their forwards, but ball control remains a problem

35

All Blacks very flat on defence - Nicolas Sánchez kicks the ball directly into touch

34

Argentina turning the game into a scrap - the ball is slippery, even though the rain have eased up. The Pumas making life unpleasant with a very scrappy game

31

Nicolas Sánchez, from 40m out, slots the PENALTY - 9-11

30

Scrum penalty to Argentina - they have demolished the All Black scrum for a second time now

29

Scrum reset near All Black 10m line

28

Aaron Cruden slots the PENALTY - 11-6

27

Penalty to New Zealand, after the Pumas played the scrumhalf.

26

The All Blacks on the rampage and quickly into the Puma 22, after Read stole the ball at a maul.

24

Aaron Cruden gets a second shot, after the Pumas charged early, but again he is wide - 8-6

23

TRY - Julian Savea gets a try that required several reviews by the TMO, for both offside by Kieran read and then a knock, but he ruls that it is all good. Julian Savea sprinted all of 60 mmeteres and beat the cover

21

Dagg kicks the ball into one of his teammates and Argentina have a scrum feed in centre field

19

Nicolas Sánchez, from 30m on the angle, hooks the ball past the left upright

18

Scrum penalty to Argentina

17

Argentina attempt to go wide, but on the right wing Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino puts the ball down cold

15

Nicolas Sánchez, from 25m out, slots the PENALTY - 6-3

14

All Black penalised for collapsing a maul inside their 22

13

Aaron Cruden, from just under 40m out,slots the PENALTY to level it up at 3-all

12

The All Blacks finally have some possession and win a penalty near the Argentinean 10m line

10

Cruden on the wrap-around and thena grubber, but the ball is into touch inside the Puma 22

9

Nicolas Sánchez, from 25m on the angle, slots the PENALTY and the Pumas lead 3-0

8

Andrew Hore penalised for a high shot on the scrumhalf - Kiwis stll under the pump

6

Argentina win a scrum free kick and a grubber forces the Kiwis to scramble the ball into touch inside their 22

5

Juan Imhoff starts a run from inside his 22, but Ma'a Nonu clips his ankles near halfway and he drops the ball

4

Nicolas Sánchez attempts a drop-goal - it is too low - hardly got airborne

3

Argentina pinning New Zealand deep inside their half - tactical kixking in the wet conditions

2

Marcelo Bosch, from just under 60m out, pushes it wide to the right

1

Argentina win an early breakdown penalty - they look up for the game

0

Aaron Cruden gets the game underway

-1

It is the Kama te

-2

Anthems done - now for the haka

-5

The teams have taken to the field for the anthems

-10

The All Blacks are without Dan carter and Richie McCaw, but Kieran read appears over his illness and will lead the team out

-15

Even if New Zealand get all five points here, the Boks can overtake them at Ellis Park next week if SA get a bonus-point win

-20

With the Springboks having dispatched the Wallabies at Newlands earlier today, the All Blacks need to beat the Pumas to move back ahead of South Africa ahead of their decisive match in Johannesburg next week.

-25

Rain greeted the All Blacks upon their arrival at La Plata stadium with intermittent showers expected during the match.

-30

Welcome to Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata, outside Buenos Aires - where we await the Rugby Championship showdown between Argentina and New Zealand
Argentina
Players
15 Joaquin Tuculet
14 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
13 Horacio Agulla
12 Gabriel Ascarate
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Benjamin Macome
7 Julio Farias Cabello
6 Juan Manuel Leguizamon
5 Mariano Galarza
4 Manuel Carizza
3 Maximiliano Bustos
2 Eusebio Guiñazu
1 Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes
23 Santiago Cordero
22 Javier Rojas
21 Tomas Cubelli
20 Pablo Matera
19 Tomas Lavaninni
18 Matias Diaz
17 Nahuel Lobo
16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez
New Zealand
Players
16 Israel Dagg
15 Cory Jane
14 Ben Smith
13 Ma'a Nonu
12 Julian Savea
11 Aaron Cruden
10 Aaron Smith
9 Kieran Read
8 Richie McCaw
7 Steven Luatua
6 Sam Whitelock
5 Brodie Retallick
3 Charlie Faumuina
2 Andrew Hore
1 Wyatt Crockett

Substitutes
24 Ryan Crotty
23 Beauden Barrett
22 TJ Perenara
21 Liam Messam
20 Sam Cane
19 Owen Franks
18 Ben Franks
17 Dane Coles