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Tri-Nations Preview – All Blacks v Argentina


It is the second weekend of Tri-Nations rugby this weekend with the All Blacks taking on Argentina after loosing their opening test against the Aussies last weekend.

Although the All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup they could not get the perfect start to the revamp Rugby Championships which is now reduce to a Tri-Nations Championship with the Boks not taking part.

The All Blacks will have to make sure they win and win good against Argentina after their loss last weekend. Argentina is a bit of an unknown as they have not played many matches in the run up and will be heavily out of sorts in the match against a New Zealand side who has been playing rugby for months now.

This was exactly the reason why SA Rugby decided not to take part in the Championship this year and we will see how much under par the Pumas is when they play the All Blacks this weekend.

Ian Foster has made a few changes to his side for this weekend. With a almost second string side playing last weekend Foster has recalled a few of his first choice players for this clash.

Joe Moody is back after HIA protocols where followed. He will pack next to DaneColes and Tyrel Lomax. Taylor move to the bench as impact player with Hodgman and Laulala.

Whitelock will have a new partner in the second row with Tuipulotu coming back in the side after missing the Brisbane test due to illness

Frizell will take the number six jumper this weekend with Cane at seven and Sotutu at at number eight.

In the backs we see Smith and Mo’unga back as halfback pair with Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in the midfield.

Jordie will move back to the wing with his brother Beauden at fullback. The exciting Clark also return to the starting XV on the other wing.

For the Pumas we see several experience players in the lineup. Juan Imhoff will make his first return to the side since the World Cup match against England last year.

He wills start on the left wing with Carreras at fifteen and Deguy on the other wing.

Chocobares will make his test debut in the midfield with Orlando next to him. Sanchez and Cubelli will form the halfback combination.

Matera who will start on the side of the scrum will also lead the team against the All Black with Bruni at number eight and Kremer on the openside.

Alemanno and Petti will form the second row and Chaparro, Kodela and Montoya in the front row.

This should be an easy one for the All Blacks although we expect the Pumas to come at them in the first half.


New Zealand: 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Jordie Barrett, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Hoskins Sotutu, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Rieko Ioane, 23 Damian McKenzie

Argentina: 15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 2 Julián Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Replacements: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Tomás Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Lucio Cinti, 23 Santiago Cordero

The match will be live on SuperSport

Saturday 14 November

0800 All Blacks v Argentina

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