Argentina 15, All Blacks 54

September 29, 2012
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It is highly unlikely, but can Argentina cause one of the biggest upsets in rugby history by beating the All Blacks in their debut season of the Rugby Championship?

MATCH DETAILS:

29 September 2012

Argentina v All Blacks

Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata

Kick off (2010 local, 2310 GMT, Sun 30 Sep 1210 NZT, Sun 30 Sep 0910 NSW/ACT, Sun 30 Sep 1:10

SAT)

Referee: J. Peyper (SARU)

AR: C. Joubert (SARU)

AR: P. Gauzere (FFR)

TMO:  F.Pastrana (UAR)

HEAD TO HEAD:

(Please note these are test records only. There were four non-capped internationals before the 1985 test match between the two countries)

Played 15: New Zealand 14, Argentina 0, Drawn 1

Last match: Argentina 5 – 21 New Zealand @ Westpac Stadium, Wellington (September 8, 2012)

Argentina (test) record at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata: DEBUT MATCH

Argentina record at home (in IRB recognised tests): Played 108, Won 51, Lost 51, Drawn 6

New Zealand (test) record in Argentina: Played 6, Won 5, Drawn 1

New Zealand record away from home: Played 249, Won 172, Lost 66, Drawn 11

Point’s aggregate: Argentina 195, New Zealand 639, (13-43 aggregate)

Tries aggregate: Argentina 17, New Zealand 84 (1-6 aggregate)

RECENT MATCHES:

15 September, 2012: New Zealand 21 – 11 South Africa (4th round of The Rugby Championship)

8 September, 2012: New Zealand 21 – 5 Argentina (3rd round of The Rugby Championship)

25 August, 2012: New Zealand 22 – 0 Australia (2nd round of The Rugby Championship)

18 August, 2012: New Zealand 27 – 19 Australia (1st round of The Rugby Championship)

23 June, 2012: New Zealand 60 – 0 Ireland (3rd test June tour)

16 June, 2012: New Zealand 22 – 19 Ireland (2nd test June tour)

9 June, 2012: New Zealand 42 – 10 Ireland (1st test June tour)

15 September, 2012: Argentina 19 – 23 Australia (4th round of The Rugby Championship)

8 September, 2012: Argentina 5 – 21 New Zealand (3rd round of The Rugby Championship)

25 August, 2012: Argentina 16 – 16 South Africa (2nd round of The Rugby Championship

18 August, 2012: Argentina 6 – 27 South Africa (1st round of The Rugby Championship)

11 August, 2012: Argentina 31 – 17 Stade Francais (friendly)

4 August, 2012: Argentina 21 – 25 Stade Francais (friendly)

23 June, 2012: Argentina 10 – 49 France (3rd test June tour)

TEAMS:

Argentina team to play New Zealand

(Lineup courtesy of uar.com.ar)

1-Rodrigo Roncero (53 partidos/games – 30 puntos/points)

2-Eusebio Guiñazú (22 partidos – 5 puntos)

3-Juan Figallo (13 partidos – 5 puntos)

4-Manuel Carizza (27 partidos – 5 puntos)

5-Patricio Albacete (50 partidos – 5 puntos)

6-Julio Farías Cabello (14 partidos – 10 puntos)

7-Juan Manuel Leguizamón (41 partidos – 35 puntos)

8-Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (capitán) (47 partidos – 20 puntos)

9-Martín Landajo (12 partidos)

10-Juan Martín Hernández (35 partidos – 98 puntos)

11-Horacio Agulla (38 partidos – 20 puntos)

12-Santiago Fernández (22 partidos – 13 puntos)

13-Marcelo Bosch (14 partidos – 11 puntos)

14-Gonzalo Camacho (15 partidos – 20 puntos)

15-Lucas González Amorosino (18 partidos – 20 puntos)

Replacements:

16-Agustín Creevy (17 partidos)

17-Marcos Ayerza (36 partidos – 5 puntos)

18-Tomás Vallejos (1 partido)

19-Tomás Leonardi (11 partidos – 10 puntos)

20-Nicolás Vergallo (28 partidos)

21- Martín Rodríguez (18 partidos – 72 puntos)

22-Juan Imhoff (9 partidos – 45 puntos)

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.

Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Charlie Faumuina, 18 Brodie Retallick, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Ben Smith.

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2 Comments

  1. avatar Boertjie says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Kiwis get BP try before HT.
    Off to bed.
    Cry, Argentina . . .
    :cheers:

  2. avatar mawm-the-ever-hopeful-shark says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    They looked as clueless as the Boks usually (used to?) look trying to break the AB defense. They have played with massive gees this 4N and deserve the kudos. :respek:

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