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NZ 38 Argentina 0 

NZ - Coles, Tuipulotu, Jordan 2 & Savea tries; Mo'unga 5 conversions & penalty


40+4 minutes - TRY to All Blacks, Patrick Tuipulotu

Argentina attack breaks down and All Blacks counter. Jordan charges through a gap and eventually Rieko Ioane finds his Blues captain, who lopes 20 metres to score.

Nice way to cap a convincing bounceback performance. Mo'unga converts (NZ 38-0).

40+3 minute - Another lineout on halfway and the Pumas forwards maul. As they try to build phases, Mensa clears Cane from the breakdown by flipping him over.

That's a penalty, but Taylor charges for some pushing and shoving - and the penalty is reversed.

40+1 minute - NZ are now a man down, Carreras finds touch, Pumas win the lineout and another penalty.

40th minute - After the scrum finally sets, Sotutu charges off the back and the All Blacks lay seige to the line.

After the siren, Rieko Ioane lunges at the goal-line - he doesn't look confident, but officials have spotted a high hit from Lomax earlier and issue a yellow card.

36th minute - All Blacks win the lineout, Savea, Sotutu and Tu'inukuafe charge towards the line, before the prop is held up. Five-metre scrum.

35th minute - All Blacks play under a penalty advantage for offside, Beaudie kicks to touch and Nic Berry brings them back. Mo'unga kicks to the corner.

30th minute - TRY to All Blacks, Will Jordan

From the kickoff, Argentina again try to construct an attack in midfield, but Jordan is up quickly on Carreras, reading his pass and intercepting to sprint away again.

That could be the try that seals the Tri Nations. Mo'unga converts (NZ 31-0).

28th minute - TRY to All Blacks, Will Jordan

Argentina have a lineout inside NZ half, but when they win it, the ball goes loose in midfield. Jordan simply swoops on it and runs 40m unopposed to score.

Mo'unga converts (NZ 24-0).

27th minute - All Blacks have 80 percent territory, 69 percent possession for the game.

Jordie charges towards the posts, but Mo'unga is caught awkwardly with the ball and Pumas win a clearing penalty.

26th minute - Sotutu replaces Akira Ioane, so all the NZ reserves are on.

Mo'unga chips behind the advancing defence, but Pumas tidy up and clear.

25th minute - Barrett wins another lineout, but when Mo'unga kicks acrossfield for Clarke, the ball goes into touch.

Clarke leaves, Will Jordan gets his second cap.

24th minute - Jordie and Savea are quickly on Boffelli, who is penalised for not releasing. Mo'unga kicks to the corner for a lineout.

23rd minute - Sanchez has also left the field for Argentina, so they may struggle to come back from here. He's scored all their points so far in this competition.

22nd minute - Scrums are socking up considerable time as the match progresses. Argentina struggle to exit their half and when they do, another knock-on.

Patrick Tuipulotu  is on the field for Whitelock.

20th minute - Pumas launch an attack out right, but when they come left, they knock on again. Good pressure from NZ.

19th minute - Argentina have made 115 tackles tonight, the All Blacks 23.

Argentina win a scrum penalty, but they were still struggling. Codie Taylor replaces Coles, TJ Perenara is on for Smith.

16th minute - All Blacks match the front row replacements, with Tu'inukuafe and Lomax replacing Moody and Laulala.

15th minute - Boffelli runs onto a bouncing ball on the All Blacks side of halfway, but the Pumas are penalised at the breakdown.

Pumas replace both props, so maybe their scrum will improve.

14th minute - Rieko Ioane has come on for Lienert-Brown in the midfield.

12th minute - TRY to All Blacks, Ardie Savea

Scott Barrett rises high to claim the throw and Savea runs off the back of the lineout - Pumas can't keep him out. Mo'unga converts (NZ 17-0)

11th minute - Another big scrum wins another All Blacks penalty on the goal-line. They'll take a lineout this time.

10th minute - Ioane and Cane charge towards the line, but when the ball is cleared, Smith's pass to Clarke is spilt on the line.

Ninth minute - Big scrum from the All Blacks and Smith is meancing No.8 Facundo, but Pumas clear as far as Clarke.

Seventh minute - Savea charges off the back fo the scrum, but is dragged down short. Pumas defence is good, and they push Mo'unga towards touch and he loses the ball forward.

Sixth minute - Several scrum resets needed. Pumas have their backs to the wall.

Third minute - All Blacks have a lineout in Argentina territory and Ioane wins again.

Savea sets ALB loose towards the line, Beaudie and Cane are dragged down short, and Nic Berry blows a penalty. NZ take a five-metre scrum. 

First minute - Argentina work a brilliant move off an early lineout, but Akira Ioane creates a turnover and the All Blacks have a chance to clear.


All Blacks have dominated the contest, but are only 10 points ahead at the break. They'll be ruing missed opportunities to extend that advantage and if Argentina score next, they're back in the game.

40th minute - Mo'unga lines up a kick at goal from just left of the uprights, just outside the 22, but hits the post. Sanchez clears and the All Blacks will have one last crack from a lineout.

Whitelock wins the throw, Clarke makes a break up centrefield and the forwards take over.

Laulala has the ball knocked loose and Matera hacks forward. Pumas come streaming through, but Jordie dives on the loose ball and the All Blacks find touch to end the half.

38th minute - Ioane wins a lineout for the All Blacks and the forwards maul inside the 22, winning penalty advantage.

37th minute - Mo'unga puts up a high kick inside the Pumas 22 - it's knocked on, but no call and the Argentinians clear.

35th minute - After 15 phases, Beaudie puts a little chip over the defence for ALB to chase, but Cordero rises high to claim the ball.

34th minute - Beaudie straightens and is tackled on the 22. Phases building.

33rd minute - All Blacks steal a lineout through Ioane and earn a penalty advantage for a head-high tackle.

Jordie kicks for touch and All Blacks have a lineout inside the Pumas 10.

31st minute - Pumas win an attacking lineout and start to maul towards the line, but when the ball comes free, they knock on again.

From the scrum, Beaudie kicks deep and gets it back again for a mark.

30th minute - Mo'unga tries to find Jordie with another lateral kick, but the Pumas pounce on the loose ball. Coles tidies up a speculative kick.

29th minute - All Blacks dominate another scrum and Smith sprints upfield to mount an attack.

28th minute - Pumas win a lineout in the NZ half and mount an attack. They're finding no way through the All Blacks defence and Boffelli knocks on in Coles' tackle.

27th minute - ALB is up quickly to tackle his man and knock the ball loose, but Jordie is penalised when his follow-up tackle slips high.

26th minute - All Blacks are contesting the lineouts tonight and Pumas barely win a throw on their 10. Clarke takes a high kick beautifully.

25th minute - Pumas win a lineout on their line and almost make a hash of it, but Akira Ioane is called for a high tackle.

24th minute - After the reset, they push again and win a penalty advantage. 

The ball goes left and Clarke tries to outflank the Pumas defence, but trips a couple of metres from the line and clips the touchline as he slides over.

23rd minute - All Blacks trying to overpower another scrum.

22nd minute - Sanchez kicks towards the corner, but it rolls dead in goal, so All Blacks' ball way back beyond halfway.

20th minute - Another big shove from the All Blacks buckles the Pumas and they win a clearing penalty. Those forwards are breathing fire tonight.

19th minute - Another big push from the All Blacks disrupts the scrum and they hold an early edge. Scrum reset.

18th minute - Sanchez kicks off and Clarke loses track of it in flight. The ball finds touch near the corner, NZ throw.

All Blacks win the lineout, but are held up in the maul. Pumas scrum just 5m out.

17th minute - Mo'unga slots the penalty from in front and the NZ lead is double figures (NZ 10-0).

16th minute - Sanchez fumbles the ball and Akira Ioane snaffles the ball to spark an attack. Beaudie kicks to the corner for Jordie, but the ball eludes him.

Berry was playing advantage and brings them back for an All Blacks penalty.

15th minute - Beaudie clears from the 22, finding touch just inside the NZ 10.

13th minute - TRY to All Blacks, Dane Coles

All Blacks build pressure, Clarke makes a powerful burst up midfield and when the ball goes right, Mo'unga floats a long pass to Coles on the wing and he has too much gas for the final defender. 

Mo'unga attempts the conversion from near touch and slots it (NZ 7-0).

11th minute - Good All Blacks scrum have the Pumas under pressure and Cane is up quickly on his opposite.

Argentina try to clear, but only as far as the 22.

10th minute - Beaudie chases Mo'unga's kick to the goal-line and touches down, but ref Nic Berry calls it a no-try on the field. Replays show Leinert-Brown has knocked backwards in mid-air, but Beaudie loses the ball before he can force it.

No try and advantage had ended, so Pumas get a scrum five metres out.

Ninth minute - All Blacks win a lineout on the 22 and build pressure in the red zone. They're playing under advantage.

Eighth minute - Mo'unga kicks laterally to Jordie on the wing, but he's smashed into touch as he reaches high for the ball.

Seventh minute - Goodhue puts a high kick up and Jordie chases hard to catch the Pumas defender outside the 22.

All Blacks win a lineout and build phases in midfield.

Sixth minute - Jordie lines up a penalty attempt at goal from about 45m out, but pushes it to the right.

Fourth minute - Smith to feed the first scrum of the match, this could be a defining moment.

The scrum is taking some time to set. Savea off the back, finds Clarke and Pumas are penalised at the scrum.

Second minute - Jordie finally finds touch for a Pumas lineout on their side of halfway. They knock on after a long throw over the back.

First minute - Beaudie kicking off and Argentina seek to exit their own 22.

Barrett fields the clearing kick and Clarke gets an early run.

9:49pm - 33 degress C at kickoff. Scheduled drink breaks every 20 minutes will now not happen, but it's hot!

9:47pm - Sam Cane presents the Pumas with an All Blacks jersey emblazoned with the name 'Maradona', a show of respect for the Argentinian football star that died this week.

Yes, the All Blacks are rolling out 'Kapa O Pango' for their opponents - they really mean business tonight.

9:40pm - First big question of the night: which haka will the All Blacks employ?

They may have underplayed their hand at the last meeting with the traditional 'Kamate' challenge. Clearly, Argentina deserve the full treatment this time...

9:36pm - Prop Joe Moody will play his 50th game for the All Blacks tonight.

9:22pm - Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has named 10 changes to the side that beat the All Blacks two weeks ago, but he hasn't sacrificed quality.

9:15pm - 31 degrees C in Newcastle at the moment. Great day to head to the beach, but what affect will that have on the rugby?

Sam Cane has won the toss and the All Blacks will kick off.

8:53pm - Just a reminder that New Zealand can still claim the Tri Nations title with a big win tonight. They currently lead the standings on points differential. 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Tri Nations clash between New Zealand and Argentina from Sydney.

Two weeks ago, the Pumas shocked the rugby world - and the All Blacks in particular - with their historic first-ever win over the perennial world No.1 team.

If anything, the 25-15 scoreline flattered the Kiwis and since then, the team and nation have searched their souls for reasons to continue living.

Captain Sam Cane has drawn the most reaction, with his comments that All Blacks fans can be "brutal' - and he's dead right, but that's just an occupational hazard and you need think skin if you want to wear the black jersey. It's not a bulletproof vest.

Coach Ian Foster has also drawn heat for his winning only twice in his first five tests at the helm, but has responded by making only three changes to the starting XV for this match.

Nepo Laulala replaces Tyrel Lomax at prop, Scott Barrett will take Patrick Tuipulotu's spot in the second row and Akira Ioane gets a second chance at blindside flanker, replacing Shannon Frizell.

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Barrett is back from the doghouse, after his late yellow card cost the All Blacks victory against Australia three weeks ago, while Ioane makes his second test start - he was the unlucky man to make way for a replacement prop, after Ofa Tuungafasi was red-carded early in that same match. 

All Blacks: 1-Joe Moody , 2-Dane Coles, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Scott Barrett, 5-Samuel Whitelock, 6-Akira Ioane , 7-Sam Cane (c), 8-Ardie Savea, 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-Caleb Clarke , 12-Jack Goodhue, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 14-Jordie Barrett, 15-Beauden Barrett 

Reserves: 16- Codie Taylor, 17-Karl Tu'inukuafe, 18-Tyrel Lomax, 19-Patrick Tuipulotu, 20-Hoskins Sotutu, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Rieko Ioane, 23-Will Jordan

Argentina: 1-Mayco Vivas,, 2-Julian Montoya, 3-Santiago Medrano, 4-Guido Petti, 5-Lucas Paulos, 6-Pablo Matera (c), 7-Marcos Kremer, 8-Isa Facundo, 9-Felipe Ezcurra, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 11-Santiago Cordero, 12-Jerónimo De La Fuente, 13- Juan Cruz Mallia, 14- Ramiro Moyano, 15-Emiliano Boffelli

Reserves: 16-Santiago Socino, 17-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18-Luca Sordoni, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Santiago Grondona, 21-Gonzalo Bertranou, 22-Santiago Carreras, 23-Lucas Mensa

TAB: All Blacks $1.11, Argentina $6, draw $26

All Blacks won't engage Pumas tactics in Tri Nations test - Captain Cane

All Blacks captain Sam Cane is confident his side won't get caught up in Argentina's off-the-ball tactics in their Tri Nations Clash on Saturday.

The All Blacks are out to avenge their historic 25-15 defeat to the Pumas earlier this month, while trying to avoid their third successive defeat since 1998. 

If they are to win, the All Blacks' discipline will need to improve, after costing them dearly in their last two games, conceding 26 penalties. 

During their loss to Argentina, flanker Shannon Frizell and hooker Dane Coles were penalised for engaging in scuffles - both incidents that could easily have been avoided. 

Pumas coach Mario Ledesma has put emphasis on getting his players to disrupt opposition ball, and Argentina used similar tactics last weekend, when they battled back to draw 15-15 against Australia. 

Earlier this week, World Rugby told referees that anyone who gave more than he just received should be the one singled out for punishment.

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"It's a funny one, because the retaliation was the reason for the retaliation," says Cane. "I'm not going to talk about what they're going to do, but we're not going to buy into any of their tactics.

"No matter what they do, unless it's below the line, then we will be getting on with our jobs." 

Coles expects the Pumas to bring the same aggression and flare in the rematch, but plans to stay out of the scuffles - something he will find difficult. 

"They do bring a lot of heat in that department, but we can't let them dictate that sort of stuff," says Coles.

"If they do bring it, as hard as it is sometimes to take, you've just got to walk away with a smile on your face and get on with your next task.

"We know it's going to come this week as well. I suppose, with my personality, it's a little bit harder, so I've done the most work in the team, especially as a leader and a senior player, to make sure I lead by example.

"It doesn't mean you can't play hard and have intent, but it's just doing the stupid stuff that costs penalties and keeps them in the game.

"Individually, I've had to probably do more than most people in the team to make sure it doesn't happen again."

That passion and flare could be on display even more, after the death of Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona. 

"I know they will probably take a lot of pride and emotion about representing him, so they will be extra pumped up,'' says Coles.

"We are pretty driven as well, so it's going to be full of emotion... I'm looking forward to it.''