Argentina beat the All Blacks 25-18 in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday.
Two years ago in Sydney, the Pumas beat New Zealand for the first time.
Argentina 25, New Zealand 18 (Samisoni Taukei’aho, Caleb Clarke tries; Richie Mo’unga 2 pens.) 13-17
Argentina defeats the AllBlacks Blacks
Argentina and Ireland both beat New Zealand, and Wales beat the Springboks in South Africa for the first time.
More All Blacks worries a week after Ian Foster’s World Cup selection. They struggled against Argentina’s defense and the referee’s whistle. Their discipline and accuracy were lacking throughout the game.
18-25 New Zealand
Whodathunk? Michael Cheika led Argentina to victory in the third round of the Rugby Championship. Montoya, Pablo Matera, and Marcos Kremer led up front, but Emiliano Boffelli’s right boot won it.
All planned by a Kiwi! David Kidwell liked coming back to Christchurch as Argentina’s defense coach because his team did so well and won.
Julian Montoya celebrates a win.
“Thanks to all the Argentina fans who came to visit us or woke up at 4.30 a.m.,” the captain says. “I’m proud of our team today—we worked hard.” But we have another game in seven days. I’m proud, happy, and emotional.
It’s a big deal.
18-25 New Zealand
Remarkable. A defensive masterclass by Argentina
Sam Cane says the All Blacks were more dominant in the first half than the scoreboard showed. Argentina persevered and eventually won. Tonight, they won. They’re one of the world’s best defenses. We couldn’t make points.
“The game lacked rhythm and flow, but footy is always difficult. We’ll try Hamilton again tomorrow. Tonight must be better. “
The Argentines beat New Zealand’s All Blacks for the first time. The scrum is grotesque, with bodies everywhere, but Pablo Matera gets the ball before the All Blacks can mount a challenge, and Argentina gets with their number eight as he carries. Slow ruck, joyous thump into the stands: Argentina’s history.
18-25 Kiwis 79 minutes Argentina
The lineout isn’t straight. Argentina has 60 seconds to win after Codie Taylor’s pass to Scott Barrett.
Almost there! One scrum might be enough. Stephen Perofeta joins the All Blacks just in time for the funeral.
18-25 Kiwis 78 minutes Argentina
Closed-carriersArdie Savea first, Akira Ioane second, a powerful one-two punch but no meters. Jordie Barrett nearly does, but he’s stopped. A side-back All Blacks clearer takes the penalty.
New Zealand kicks off with 1:45 left. Santiago Socino takes over as Julian Montoya’s replacement.
18-25 Kiwis Argentina has 77 minutes.
New Zealand knocks on Argentina’s door. Will Jordan flies in and gets high? Nika Amashukeli invites the All Blacks to play with the penalty advantage.