Argentina make history, out-muscle out-of-sorts All Blacks

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Argentina have stunned an out-of-sorts All Blacks side in their Tri-Nations clash at the Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta.

Argentina won 25-15 after leading 16-3 at half-time.

For the All Blacks the defeat represented their first back-back Test losses since August 2011. The All Blacks lost 24-22 to Australia last weekend.

It was also Argentina’s first ever win against New Zealand in what was the 30th Test between the two countries.

The All Blacks, not for the first time this season, were physically out-muscled by their opponents and ill-discipline also proved costly at crucial times of the match.

Argentina picked up four points for their victory, while the All Blacks left empty-handed.

In next weekend’s action, the Wallabies and Pumas will clash at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.

SCORERS:

New Zealand

Tries: Sam Cane, Caleb Clarke

Conversion: Richie Mo’unga

Penalty: Mo’unga

Argentina

Try: Nicolas Sanchez

Conversions: Sanchez

Penalties: Sanchez (6)

TEAMS:

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 (captain), 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody

Substitutes: 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 Matias Orlando, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo

Substitutes: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Lucio Cinti, 23 Santiago Cordero

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

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