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New Zealand
46
24
FT
Argentina
ARG
The Rugby Championship
Saturday 08 September 2018, 3:35am EDT

New Zealand v Argentina

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Key Events

  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    80'
  • FT
  • TRY!Jack Goodhue
    79'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    73'
  • TRY!Shannon Frizell
    73'
  • ConversionNicolas Sanchez
    70'
  • TRY!Emiliano Boffelli
    69'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    58'
  • TRY!TJ Perenara
    57'
  • Penalty GoalNicolas Sanchez
    55'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    50'
  • TRY!Kieran Read
    48'
  • ConversionNicolas Sanchez
    42'
  • TRY!Nicolas Sanchez
    41'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!TJ Perenara
    29'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    19'
  • TRY!Nehe Milner-Skudder
    17'
  • ConversionNicolas Sanchez
    15'
  • TRY!Ramiro Moyano
    14'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    4'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
662
478
Metres
66
54
Carries
40
30
Defenders beaten
24
14
Clean breaks
198
222
Passes
9
10
Offloads
18
11
Turnovers conceded
8
5
Turnovers won
176
137
Tackles
30
40
Missed tackles
New Zealand T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 1 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 1 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 0 0 0
11 Waisake Naholo 0 0 0
10 Richie Mo'unga 0 5 2
9 TJ Perenara 2 0 0
1 Karl Tuinukuafe 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Owen Franks 0 0 0
4 Brodie Retallick 0 0 0
5 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
6 Shannon Frizell 1 0 0
7 Ardie Savea 0 0 0
8 Kieran Read 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Nathan Harris 0 0 0
17 Tim Perry 0 0 0
18 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
19 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
20 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 0 0 0
22 Damian McKenzie 0 0 0
23 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
Argentina T C P
15 Emiliano Boffelli 1 0 0
14 Bautista Delguy 0 0 0
13 Matias Moroni 0 0 0
12 Jeronimo De La Fuente 0 0 0
11 Ramiro Moyano 1 0 0
10 Nicolas Sanchez 1 3 1
9 Martin Landajo 0 0 0
1 Santiago Garcia Botta 0 0 0
2 Agustin Creevy 0 0 0
3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 0 0 0
4 Guido Petti Pagadizaval 0 0 0
5 Tomas Lavanini 0 0 0
6 Tomas Lezana 0 0 0
7 Marcos Kremer 0 0 0
8 Javier Ortega Desio 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Julian Montoya 0 0 0
17 Juan Pablo Zeiss 0 0 0
18 Gaston Cortes 0 0 0
19 Matias Alemanno 0 0 0
20 Pablo Matera 0 0 0
21 Tomas Cubelli 0 0 0
22 Bautista Ezcurra 0 0 0
23 Juan Cruz Mallia 0 0 0

Standings

The Rugby Championship

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
1 New Zealand 88 25
4 Argentina 65 8
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  • FULL TIME - The whistle sounds to end an historic night in Nelson!  Argentina were outstanding after half time and were right in the contest with 10 minutes to go but once again the class and skill of the All Blacks rose to the fore and they swept to victory with a couple of late tries.  New Zealand moves one step closer to securing the 2018 Rugby Championship with a 46-24 victory over Argentina though the scoreline does not reflect how tightly fought the contest really was.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 46-24 New Zealand
    80'''
  • The All Blacks cap off another stellar performance with a try right on full time!  After setting up the initial attacking thrust, Damian McKenzie gets involved once again handing off to Jack Goodhue who steps his way through Argentina's defence on his way to the try line.
    80'''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Jack Goodhue) 44-24 New Zealand
    80'''
  • Argentina keep the ball in hand but a turnover in the middle of the field gives the All Blacks a chance to launch a counter attack via the ever dangerous Damian McKenzie.
    79''
  • New Zealand have enjoyed the advantage at scrum time right throughout this match and another strong effort, inside their own territory, is rewarded with a penalty.
    76''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 39-24 New Zealand
    76''
  • As only the All Blacks can, they find another gear to finally put this test match beyond Argentina's reach!  Shannon Frizell caps off an outstanding test match by crashing over to find the line from close range.
    74''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Shannon Frizell) 37-24 New Zealand
    74''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Argentina (Nicolas Sanchez) 32-24 New Zealand
    72''
  • It's game on in Nelson!  Argentina share the ball out to the right to Nicolas Sanchez who pops the ball up to the brilliant Emiliano Boffelli who is standing just off his shoulder and the full back breaks through to score.
    71''
  • Try
    TRY! Argentina (Emiliano Boffelli) 32-22 New Zealand
    70''
  • Three consecutive penalties against New Zealand who have been pinned down deep inside their 22 and are walking a fine line with the referee.
    65''
  • The All Blacks are penalised for an infringement in the line-out and Argentina will set up again with a throw 5m out from New Zealand's line.
    65''
  • Penalty to Argentina!  Nicolas Sanchez kicks for touch and the visitors have a line out just 5m out from the All Blacks' line - it's now or never for the men in blue and white.
    64''
  • So close for Argentina!  A chaos ball here inside the All Blacks' in-goal area with the ball bouncing wildly one way and then the other but fortunately for the All Blacks TJ Perenara is on hand to touch down for the 22m restart.
    62''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 32-17 New Zealand
    61''
  • All class from the All Blacks!  Anton Lienert-Brown punches a massive hole in the line to completely open up the defence and then offloads to his right to put TJ Perenara in under the posts.
    59''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (TJ Perenara) 30-17 New Zealand
    58''
  • Nicolas Sanchez makes no mistake to reduce the margin and, in so doing, has become the highest points scorer for Argentina.
    57''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Argentina (Nicolas Sanchez) 25-17 New Zealand
    56''
  • Penalty to Argentina!  It's right in front of the posts and so Nicolas Sanchez will line up to try and reduce the All Blacks' lead.
    55''
  • Can Argentina challenge again?  The visitors dominated the opening minutes of this second half but the All Blacks, as they have been able to do on so many occasion, were able to dig deep and find a response.
    53''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 25-14 New Zealand
    52''
  • Against the run of play, the All Blacks strike back!  Jack Goodhue lays the ball off to Kieran Read who has plenty of work to do but the skipper straightens cleverly before crashing through the tackle and reaching out to find the paint.
    50''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Kieran Read) 23-14 New Zealand
    49''
  • A penalty to the All Blacks right on half way will give Richie Mo’unga a chance to drive his kick deep inside Argentina's territory.
    48''
  • Outstanding defence from the All Blacks!  Pinned down hard up against his own line, Ardie Savea with tremendous strength holds his position over the ball to win a crucial penalty for the hosts.
    45''
  • Argentina are running hot in Nelson at the moment!  Ben Smith is hunted down inside the in-goal area and the visitors have a 5m scrum.
    45''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Argentina (Nicolas Sanchez) 18-14 New Zealand
    44''
  • Argentina strike early in the second half!  The All Blacks' defence never recovered after coughing up possession from the kick off - Argentina spread the ball to Nicolas Sanchez who spots a gap in the line and he slices through to score.
    42''
  • Try
    TRY! Argentina (Nicolas Sanchez) 18-12 New Zealand
    42''
  • Brilliant play from the restart from Argentina who are hot on attack inside the first minute of the second half.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Argentina kick off and we are back underway in Nelson!
    40''
  • HALF TIME - A brutal and often frantic first half comes to an end in Nelson!  Argentina scored the first try of the match to take the lead but New Zealand lifted a gear to score the next two five-pointers.  The All Blacks hold an 18-7 lead at the break but Argentina showed plenty in that first half and will take some confidence into the second half.
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  • Richie Mo’unga strikes truly to raise the flags and bring the first half to a close.
    40'+2''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 18-7 New Zealand
    40'+2''
  • Penalty to New Zealand!  Time is up on the clock and so the home side will elect to take a shot at the three points on offer - Richie Mo’unga lines up the posts from just a slight angle.
    40'''
  • Another massive scrum from the New Zealand forward pack is rewarded with a penalty giving the home side a chance to relieve some pressure with less than two minutes left in the half.
    39''
  • Agustin Creevy and then Emiliano Boffelli poke holes in the All Blacks' defensive line to put Argentina right on the front foot in the dying minutes of this first half.
    37''
  • NO TRY!  The all clear is given to the obstruction but Matias Moroni has been denied a try with the replay showing his boot scraped the touch line before he got the ball down - a brilliant try-saving tackle from TJ Perenara!
    36''
  • TMO!  Matias Moroni caps off an exhilarating move with an acrobatic dive over the line in the corner but referee Pascal Gaüzère wants to review the tape for some potential obstruction in the lead up.
    36''
  • We enter a crucial phase of this first half - the All Blacks are generally so dangerous in the period leading up to half time.
    33''
  • MISS!  The flags stay down on the conversion attempt from Richie Mo’unga.
    32''
  • The All Blacks strike right on the half-hour!  Argentina's defence absorbed an incredible amount of pressure but, as is so often the case, the strength and skill of New Zealand proved too much - TJ Perenara spots a gap in the line and from close range he finds the chalk.
    31''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (TJ Perenara) 15-7 New Zealand
    29''
  • Tremendous work over the ball by Samuel Whitelock is rewarded with a penalty - Richie Mo’unga's kick for touch is good taking play back inside Argentina's 22.
    27''
  • Tremendous field position here for the All Blacks - the home side will set up for a line out with the kick from Richie Mo’unga finding touch just 5m out from Argentina's line.
    25''
  • Penalty to the All Blacks!  Argentina edge their way up towards the All Blacks' 10m line but they will advance no further with the visitors penalised for offside.
    23''
  • Good news for the All Blacks amongst all the excitement and drama in Nelson with Ben Smith passing his HIA and rejoining the action.
    22''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 10-7 New Zealand
    21''
  • The All Blacks strike back almost immediately!  The New Zealand backs and forwards combine with tremendous skill and eventually it is Codie Taylor flinging an accurate long pass to the unmarked Nehe Milner-Skudder who dives over in the corner.
    19''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Nehe Milner-Skudder) 8-7 New Zealand
    19''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Argentina (Nicolas Sanchez) 7-3 Argentina
    18''
  • Argentina strike for the first try of the match!  The visitors create an overlap after attacking down the short side - Ramiro Moyano finds some space before picking a path through the All Blacks' defence with a weaving run that takes the winger all the way to the try line.
    16''
  • Try
    TRY! Argentina (Ramiro Moyano) 5-3 Argentina
    15''
  • The news just keeps getting worse for the All Blacks with Brodie Retallick finally succumbing to the injury he sustained in the opening couple of minutes.
    14''
  • Huge injury problems here for the All Blacks early in this first half - Ngani Laumape has sustained a knee injury after falling awkwardly in the tackle and will limp to the sidelines.
    12''
  • Ben Smith falls heavily to the turf with the back of his head catching the knee of Tomas Lezana on the way down - as a result, the All Blacks' full back will come from the field for an HIA.
    10''
  • Argentina spread the ball to the left where space opens up for Emiliano Boffelli - the full back gains some valuable metres taking play inside New Zealand territory.
    9''
  • MISS!  Nicolas Sanchez has a chance to level the scores however his penalty goal attempt from the angle has slid away to the right hand side.
    7''
  • After missing with an earlier kick for touch, Richie Mo’unga settles some nerves in his first test start with an accurate penalty goal attempt.
    6''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 3-0 New Zealand
    6''
  • Penalty to the All Blacks!  The New Zealand forward pack land a huge early blow with a massive shove that is rewarded with a penalty well within kicking range.
    4''
  • The good news for the All Blacks is that Brodie Retallick is on his feet and will take his place in the forward pack for the first scrum of the match.
    3''
  • A break in play inside the first couple of minutes with Brodie Retallick in plenty of discomfort with what appears to be a shoulder injury.
    2''
  • It's a chilly evening in Nelson and it will be Argentina running with a slight breeze at their backs in this first half.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - Richie Mo’unga puts boot to ball and we are underway in the first ever test match ever to be held at this venue.
    1''
  • The formalities are complete and we are just moments away from kick off!
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  • Welcome to Trafalgar Park where the Rugby Championship continues with New Zealand playing host to Argentina on an historic night in Nelson.
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