The All Blacks score five tries in total – Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece, Dalton Papali’i and Luke Jacobson (two) – while the Barrett brothers in Beauden and Jordie added four conversions and two penalties between them; Argentina had Pablo Matera and Carloe Muzzio both sin-binned in the defeat.
Last Updated: 12/09/21 10:53am
New Zealand blended set-piece dominance with stonewall defence to trounce an undisciplined Argentina side 39-0 and claim their third successive win of a perfect Rugby Championship campaign on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
With a string of key players absent or rested, some fringe All Blacks had their chance to shine, with No 8 Luke Jacobson grabbing two second-half tries and recalled winger Sevu Reece scoring one in the first half of a menacing display.
Utility back Rieko Ioane and flanker Dalton Papalii also had tries in the opening stanza as the relentless All Blacks recorded their third bonus-point win of the tournament.
The Mario Ledesma-coached Pumas gave up two yellow cards in the match and have now failed to score in two successive tests against the All Blacks, having lost 38-0 in last year’s Tri-Nations.
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