The All Blacks have one hand on the Tri-Nations trophy after beating Argentina 38-0 on Saturday. They were dominate from the start to the final whistle earning a bonus point as well.
The All Blacks payed tribute to Maradona before their perform their haka.
The All Blacks was on fire from the start of the game keeping the ball in hand and vary their play well to put huge pressure on the Pumas.
Struggle to get ball in hand, the Pumas was only defending their line with the All Blacks launching attack on attack and eventually they got Coles over for the first try of the match.
A penalty minutes later made it 10-0 for the All Blacks early one.
The Pumas was being hammered in the scrums which did not help them to get their hands on the ball. Although the All Blacks had all the possession and territory they just could not add anymore points in the first half.
Argentina had a bit more ball in the second half but handling let them down in crucial stages in the second half on attack.
The All Blacks was still dominating play but the massive defence from Argentina stopped them everytime on attack as well as too much use of the cross kick we thought.
They did get the first try in the second half which took their lead to 17-0 with 20 minutes to play.
Will Jordan came on to the field and within minutes scored two tries for the All Blacks not just marking his first tries for his country but also a bonus point for the All Blacks.
At 31-0 it was all over for the Pumas in this test although they fought bravely throughout.
After the hooter Lovax got himself a yellow card after coming in with the swinging arm in a tackle, leaving the All Blacks with 14 men for the final action of the game.
With the Pumas trying to get over the line at least once in the game the All Blacks manage a turnover in their own twenty two and with that man Jordan with the break the try was eventually setup for Patrick Tuipulotu to get over for one more time.
All Blacks: Tries – Dane Coles, Ardie Savea, Will Jordan(2), Patrick Tuipulotu Conversions – Richie Mo’unga(5) Penalties – Richie Mo’unga
|Nov 28, 2020||10:35 am||International Rugby||90'|