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All Blacks put Pumas away

The All Blacks and Pumas made a few changes to their sides for this test match and it was the Pumas that shown their intend throughout that first half.

They attacked the All Blacks from the start but could not get pass the defence of the All Blacks.

The All Blacks absorb the pressure well and were also the first to get pints on the board when they found a gab in the Pumas defence.

Nehe Milner-Skudder was the man that got over the line and a lead of 5-0 for the home side. Barrett did not bring his kicking boots with on the day and missed all three of the All Blacks first half try.

The Pumas got on the board with a penalty but it was the All Blacks that scored their second ty with a perfect kick from Barret which Anton Lienert-Brown caught and dotted down.

The Argentinians stayed in the game with another penalty and a drop goal.

Dagg was at the end of sustain pressure from the All Blacks on the Pumas line to score their third try of the half and stretch the lead to 15-9 with a few minutes to go.

The All Blacks had to defend their line just before halftime and Read could not managed the short lineout with the Pumas getting their hands on the ball and after three phases Nicolas Sanchez got their first try.

This gave the Pumas a halftime lead over the All Blacks of 16-15.

The Pumas extended their lead early in the second half with another long-range kick from Emiliano Boffelli to extend their lead to 19-15.

Things went from bad to worse for the All Blacks as they lost Barrett to a yellow card and the Pumas extending the lead to 22-15.

The All Blacks with fourteen men strike back immediately with a brilliant try from Vaea Fifita to level the scores at 22 all.

The All Blacks kept the pressure on and the Pumas did not have any answer when they speed up the game.

It was Damian McKenzie that dived over in the corner for another try to the All Blacks and the lead again of 29-22.

The lead was extended with another penalty from Sopoaga. The game started to get to fast for the Pumas as they All Blacks dominated all aspect of it.

The All Blacks got another try through Barrett from just sustain pressure and got to a lead of 39-22 after 79 minutes.

Although the Pumas was in the game they just could not match the All Blacks speed and game at the end.

The scorers:

For New Zealand:
Tries: Lienert-Brown, Milner-Skudder, Dagg, Fifita, McKenzie, Barrett
Cons: Sopoaga 3
Pen: Sopoaga
Yellow Card: Barrett

For Argentina:
Try: Sanchez
Cons: Sanchez 2
Pens: Sanchez 2, Boffelli 2
Drop Goal: Sanchez

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  1. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    September 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Exactly what I was expecting from the Beast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=64&v=AprsE4-Wt9Q

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