Argentina 15, New Zeeland 33


Can the Pumas give the Springboks a present and prevent the All Blacks a bonus point or even better cause a upset? The brain say NO, but the heart will enjoy it.

Recent results:
2013: New Zealand won 28-13, Hamilton
2012: New Zealand won 54-15, La Plata
2012: New Zealand won 21-5, Wellington
2011: New Zealand won 33-10, Auckland
2006: New Zealand won 25-19, Buenos Aires
2004: New Zealand won 41-7, Hamilton
2001: New Zealand won 24-21, Buenos Aires
2001: New Zealand won 67-19, Christchurch
1997: New Zealand won 62-10, Hamilton
1997: New Zealand won 93-8, Wellington

: 15 Juan Martín Hernández, 14 Lucas González Amorosino, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernández, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 7 Pablo Matera, 6 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (captain), 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Julio Farías Cabello, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guiñazú, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Agustín Creevy, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Benjamín Macome, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Felipe Contepomi, 23 Horacio Agulla.

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 1 Julian Savea, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Jeremy Thrush, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Charles Piutau.

Date: Saturday, September 28
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de la Plata, La Plata
Kick-off: 19.40 (22.40 GMT; 11.40 Sunday, September 29 NZ time)
Expected weather: Cloudy with a 60% chance of rain and 20% chance of thunderstorms. A high of 13°C and a low of 11°C with an 18km/h NNE wind.
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Leighton Hodges (Wales)
TMO: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

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Better known as Bunny, Took over after Pissant went over to the "Dark Side"


  1. AB still taking players away from the side and off the ball and the ref is doing nothing about it. AB looks full of running but Pumas defence holds.

    Pumas not attacking with any structure can not see them winning a game against the AB this way.

  2. Hehe that’s the difference between the no1 and no2… they can score that much-needed BP when we cannot…

    I’ll take a win over a RC title all the same!

  3. @Jacques(Bunny): Whether Peyper is too blind or Bunny too biased is a moot point but tonight we had it on Reunion from Ted (ex AB’s coach, Graham Henry): ” I thought Peyper was excellent, best referee we have had all year”

    AND before anyone jumps on the bandwagon, the WE he refers to is Argentina – Ted is currently serving as technical advisor to the Pumas in Buenos Aires from where Reunion was broadcast.

  4. @Boertjie: About time the IRB starts a rate the referee by nationality scoreboard. I reckon South Africa would sit at the top of that – we are blessed to have so many top flight refs in SA.