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New Zealand beat Argentina in Christchurch




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Out of the last six Rugby Championship between New Zealand’s All Blacks and Argentina’s Pumas the New Zealanders have won all six.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Dan Carter kicks off and the Rugby Championship is underway. 

1.00: The All Blacks win the ball back after the kick off and they look to run the ball but it goes to ground. Argentina have the put in for the first scrum. 

2.00: Argentina win the ball from the scrum and run a little before kicking deep. Charles Piutau kicks the ball back upfield and into touch. 

4.00: The All Blacks win a penalty after charging down (Kieran Read) a Nicolas Sanchez clearance kick. The Pumas couldn’t get back quick enough and Richie McCaw wins the penalty for Argentina not releasing. 

5.00: Dan Carter takes the penalty kick and sneaks it over the crossbar from 40m out. 

6.00; Manuel Carizza gets caught offside after the restart so the All Blacks have another penalty. This one is in their 22 so they kick for touch. 

7.00: The All Blacks win the line out and kick it back into touch. 

10.00: Argentina get the put in for a scrum. They struggle to hook the ball back so the scrum is reset. Twice. 

12.00: Argentina win a penalty. Sanchez takes the kick and nails it to level the scores. 

15.00; The All Blacks get the ball from the restart and build their attack. They move the ball from side to side in the Pumas 22 and get pushed into touch. The All Blacks are called back for a penalty. 

17.00: Carter lines up the penalty kick and nails it putting NZ back into the lead. 

19.00: The All Blacks attack down the wing and get close to scoring but are held out in the corner. They keep the ball alive and change side. Dan Carter almost goes over on the other side of the posts but is short. Argentins’s defence hold strong but concedes a penalty. 

20.00: The All Blacks kick for touch and the line out on the 5m line. The All Blacks win the line out and Richie McCaw powers through to score. TRY! He was driven over by Kieran Read. 

22.00.Carter misses the conversion. 

25.00: The All Blacks continue to put Argentina under pressure testing their defence. 

28.00: Argentina win a line out in the All Blacks half. Sanchez tries a drop goal but its a shocker. New Zealand have  22 drop out. 

30.00: Waisake Naholo makes his first real break in an All Black shirt. He slices through the Pumas and is then caught and gets isolated. 

31.00: Marcelo Bosch lines up the posts with a penalty kick. He misses.

33.00: New Zealand concede another penalty. Sanchez takes the kick and nails it.  

35.00: Sonny Bill Williams offloads the ball and opens up the All Black attack down the wing. The Pumas hold on but concede a penalty. Carter will take a shot at the posts. 

37.00: Carter misses the penalty shot. That makes it two from four. Sanchez makes a mess of the restart by kicking it out on the full. The All Blacks try and take a quick line out and run the ball the Pumas are caught offside and the All Blacks have a penalty on the Pumas 22. 

41.00: The All Blacks win a free kick from the scrum. The All Blacks take the scrum and get an advantage as they attack. They stretch the Pumas defence and Ma’a Nonu goes over to score. TRY! 

42.00:Dan Carter takes the conversion kick and curls it in from the sideline. 

Its half time. 

The half time score is New Zealand 18 Argentina 6

Argentina kick off and the second half is underway. 

41.00: The All Blacks win an early penalty so Carter takles the kick but misses.( Three from five). 

43.00: After the restart the All Blacks attack and Charles Piutau slices through to score. TRY 

44.00: Carter adds the conversion. 

46.00:The All Blacks are looking for the bonus point now. They attack in the corner and Sonny Bill Williams offloads to Waisake Naholo who goes over but loses the ball in the corner and also gets a foot in touch.

48.00: Argentina try to run the ball out of their 22. They get trapped and after a couple of recycles Kieran Read gets the ball and slips off one tackle and goes over to score the bonus point TRY! 

49.00: Carter adds the conversion. 

52.00: Naholo comes off injured and Colin Slade comes on. 

55.00; Argentina win a penalty. They kick for touch and set up a line out on the All Black 5m line. 

55.00: Argentina win the line out, they pass the ball back to Agustin Creevy in a maul. Creevy slips off and scores. TRY! 

56.00: The conversion from out wide is missed. 

59.00: Codie Taylor comes on to replace Keven Mealamu and to make his All Black debut. The Pumas win a line out in the All Blacks 22. The All Blacks sack their maul and concede a penalty. Argentina kick for touch and the line out. 

61.00: The Pumas win the line out and use the maul. Creevy goes over again. TRY! 

62.00:Sanchez nails this conversion and the Pumas are coming back. Creevy has been replaced. 

64.00: Carter gets the ball from an intercept/sloppy pass. The All Blacks almost get away with a try out wide but they are called back for a penalty – playing the ball on the ground. Argentina kick for touch. 

66.00: Argentina win the line out but they are pressed back into their 22. The All Blacks win a penalty in front of the posts. Dagg wants to take a quick tap but he is told to wait. 

69.00: The All Blacks attack on the 5m line but the Pumas hold them out. The Pumas knock on giving Argentina a 5m defensive scrum. It wheels. The ball pops out and Perenara tries to pounce on the ball as it rolls over the line but he is called back for another scrum. 

71.00: The All Blacks win the scrum and drive over the line – new All Black Codie Taylor scores TRY! 

73.00: Dan Carter takes the conversion kick and nails it. 

78.00: Penalty to the Pumas for kicking the ball out of the scrum. Argentina kick for touch. 

79.00: Argentina win the line out and Martin Landajo gets into space. He almost gets through but the support loses the ball. The ball changes hands as the siren sounds and then goes into touch. 

Thats it. The All Blacks have won. 

The full time score is New Zealand 39 (18) Argentina 18


New Zealand
Tries – R.McCaw. M.Nonu, C.Piautau, K.Read, C.Taylor
Pen – D.Carter 2
Con – D.Carter 4
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – A. Creevy 2
Pen – N.Sanchez 2
Con – N.Sanchez
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 2:Stuart Berry
TMO : George Ayoub


New Zealand

1. Tony Woodcock , 2. Keven Mealamu , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Luke Romano , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Jerome Kaino , 7. Richie McCaw (c) , 8. Kieran Read , 9. TJ Perenara , 10. Daniel Carter , 11. Charles Piutau , 12. Sonny Bill Williams , 13. Ma’a Nonu , 14. Waisake Naholo , 15. Israel Dagg

Replacements:16. Codie Taylor , 17. Wyatt Crockett , 18. Nepo Laulala , 19. Jeremy Thrush , 20. Liam Messam , 21. Andy Ellis , 22. Colin Slade , 23. Ryan Crotty


Joaquin Tuculet, Horacio Agulla, Marcelo Bosch, Jeronimo De la Fuente, Santiago Cordero; Nicolas Sanchez, Tomas Cubelli, Facundo Isa, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Juan Manuel Leguizamon; Guido Petti Pagadizabal, Manuel Carizza; Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy (captain), Marcos Ayerza.

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Benjamin Macome, Javier Ortega Desio, Martin Landajo, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.

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