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Castle Lager Rugby Championship – All Blacks stay unbeaten in Championship


The All Blacks class and the speed of their game demolished Argentina on Sunday when they beat them 39-0.

Argentina was brave in defence but you can not defend against the All Blacks for 80 minutes and they paid the price for no attacking play.

It was fast andFurious from both sides early on happy to run the ball with some big hits coming in. The Pumas gave the All Blacks some issues on defence with good speed with ball in hand.

It was the All Blacks that scored first when they pushed the Pumas back in their own half and with quick ball it was Ioane that scored the first try fo the match.

The All Blacks were dominate in the next quarter of the game launching attack on attack and only scrabble defence from Argentina kept them from scoring.

The All Blacks was also struggling with their lineouts loosing a few critical lineouts on attack.

The All Blacks kept putting pressure on the Pumas and they kept on defending their line and eventually Barrett went for a penalty to extend their lead to 10-0.

The All Blacks as we have seen so many times before scored again just before halftime to take the game away from the Pumas.

First it was Reece who got over after a good lineout to extend the lead to 15-0 before Nepo Laulala got over form a lineout to make the lead 22-0 at the break.

For Argentina trouble they also saw Pablo Matera send off with a yellow card for repeated offences in their own twenty two.

It was Barrett magic that made the All Blacks next try when Barrett with a great break gave a magic pass to Jacobson to score the All Blacks bonus point try.

The All Blacks stayed in the Pumas half and again only desperate defence kept them from scoring again for the next ten minutes.

The All Blacks however just kept pressing on and scored again after a few times being denied by the TMO when Jacobson got over for his second try.

A late penalty by Barrett extend the lead to 39-0 to secure a bonus point win for New Zealand.


All Blacks: Tries – Akira Ioane, Sevu Reece, Nepo Laulala, Luke Jacobson(2) Conversions – Beauden Barrett(3), Jordie Barrett Penalties – Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett