Rugby Championship

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Thumb_argentina-ed Argentina

Kick-off local time : Sat, 07 September 2013 - 19h35
Kick-off : Sat, 07 September 2013 - 09h35
Venue : Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee : Jerome Garces (France)
Match status : Result
  New Zealand Argentina
Tries Aaron Smith (24min), Aaron Smith (27min), and Julian Savea (53min) Juan Manuel Leguizamon (5min)
Penalties Beauden Barrett (74min) Nicolas Sánchez (31min) and Nicolas Sánchez (51min)
Conversions Nicolas Sánchez (6min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Eusebio Guiñazu (21min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


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The All Blacks have one last go at it from inside their 22. Sanchez nearly intercepts but knocks on and that's the ball game. The All Blacks come away with a 28-13 win! The Pumas put up a good fight but they were significantly aided by the wet conditions, which ultimately denied the hosts the bonus point.


The Pumas come back strong with some good phase play that wins them a penalty so they set up a line-out only to knock-on at the set-piece.


Kerr-Barlow throws a creative pass to Savea as the All Blacks push for the bonus point try but it went forward.


Lobbe is very fortunate to stay on the field after blatantly holding Saili back. That would probably have been a try. Barrett kicks the PENALTY!


Faumuina, following a knock-on, is penalised at scrum time. Ben Smith tries to keep the resulting penalty in field only to knock-on but the All Blacks come away with a scrum penalty of their own.


Aaron Smith throws a poor pass into touch but it came as a result of another solid Pumas scrum.


The All Blacks mess up a five-metre line-out but good pressure see them tackle the Pumas ball and all in-goal, so they'll have a five-metre scrum.


The visitors attack from the line-out but are quickly thwarted as they are penalised for sealing off.


The Pumas knock-on at the line-out but force a penalty at the ensuing scrum, absolutely smashing the All Blacks.


Hernandez hurls a one-hand pass to Leguizamon who has to kick into touch and does - some unique Pumas play there.


The All Black defence holds firm, not allowing the Pumas an inch, and ultimately the knock-on comes from the visitors as McCaw limps off in some discomfort.


Retallick is blown up but Sanchez misses off the crossbar, an excellent effort by him. Conrad Smith sets off but he spills the ball so the Pumas will have a scrum.


Savea falls back well to claim a mark and save the All Blacks from a tricky situation after Dagg knocked on a high bomb.


TRY! Savea scores after quick hands but it all came from a charge-down from Read. Carter kicks the CONVERSION and is duly replaced by Barrett.


The rain is falling heavily now but the All Blacks are still willing to spread the ball. The Pumas get some payback with a dominant scrum which sees Sanchez get the three points back with a PENALTY!


PENALTY! The Pumas are pinged at scrum time so Carter gives the All Blacks some breathing space.


Sanchez fends off Hore but then loses the ball and the All Blacks kick down field and Hernandez knocks on. Camacho took a hard knock and that'll be it for him.


The Pumas weather the storm as Matera manages to win a pressure-relieving penalty at the breakdown.


Carter starts the second half with the All Blacks having just a five-point lead and Leguizamon knocks on the kick-off.


The All Blacks run out of space as they look to land a final blow before the break. The Pumas finally win a line-out and hoofs it into touch. That's HALF-TIME! The All Blacks lead 15-10!


Leguizamon makes great ground from a break from a strong scrum but his pass to Landajo doesn't go to hand.


Saili stabs a grubber into the in-goal for Ben Smith but Hernandez does well to save the situation.


Carter shows his all-round brilliance as he settles things with an excellent touch-finder after some scrappy play as Guinazu returns from the bin.


The 14-man Pumas get some much-needed possession and are awarded for some continuity as McCaw is penalised. Sanchez takes his time to eat up the seconds and slots the PENALTY!


Carter cuts straight through the line and the Pumas are at sixes and sevens. Ben Smith kicks ahead, Carizza can't control the rolling ball and Aaron Smith is on hand to score his second TRY! Carter misses but the All Blacks are suddenly in complete control.


Read peels off from the maul and finds Aaron Smith with a great ball and the scrumhalf grabs the TRY! Carter kicks the touchline CONVERSION!


McCaw is blown up after a strong Pumas scrum but again the visitors make a meal of the line-out. The All Blacks attack on the counter and Carter is stopped five metres short, where Guinazu is YELLOW-CARDED for a repeated infringement.


The All Blacks take it through nine phases before Savea knocks on a good ball from Luatua. Already a number of handling errors by the hosts.


Carter makes his first halfbreak but his offload is directly into the hands of Ayerza. Bosch kicks the turnover ball but it's out on the full.


Carizza is caught not rolling away and the Pumas get a talking to from the ref; they're clearly targeting the breakdown. Carter steps up and again he fails to raise the flags.


The All Blacks up the pace and the Pumas are consequently penalised at the breakdown. Carter, though, misses off the upright as it starts to rain.


Retallick contests the line-out and Guinazu is pinged at the set-piece, which sees Carter slot the PENALTY!


Another knock-on stifles the All Blacks' momentum but the Pumas go to the air and Dagg punishes them with a brilliant touch-finder inside the 22.


TRY! Saili makes a cardinal handling error and the Pumas pounce as they scoop up the ball and swiftly move it to Leguizamon who scores. Sanchez adds the CONVERSION!


It's a power scrum by the Pumas and they get the penalty as Woodcock buckles. They set up the line-out but Whitelock snatches and the All Blacks clear.


It's a solid All Black scrum. Carter combines with Savea but the pass is forward.


Hernandez gets us underway and puts it out on the full!


The anthems have been sung and the All Blacks perform the haka.


Carter is back for the hosts while skipper Lobbe returns for the visitors with Saili set to make his All Black debut. The weather has turned out to be ideal for running rugby as the teams run on to the field.


According to New Zealand captain McCaw, the scrums will be a real confrontation. He says they have to scrum for a bit longer under the new laws, which the Pumas will enjoy, but they're looking forward to that challenge. He feels the key is to get good ball from the breakdown in order to prevent too many stoppages because Argentina's enjoyed getting stuck into games where they can go from set-piece to set-piece.


The All Black scrum is set to get its biggest test under the new scrum laws. The Pumas are a noted scrummaging side, and take on an All Black forward pack that has been solid in two outings against Australia.


The weather may have an unexpected impact on this Test. Fine weather has been the norm most of the week and was forecast for this encounter. However, sporadic rain falls have hit Hamilton throughout the day, though they've been quickly pushed through by a healthy breeze. Light falls are expected during the game but nothing of note will linger long.


Welcome to our build-up to the Rugby Championship clash between the All Blacks and Pumas in Hamilton.
New Zealand
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

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

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