The All Blacks beat Los Pumas 36-13 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, for the fourth date of the Rugby Championship. Those in black repeated a consistent first half to get a good difference and the best of the Argentine team it was seen in the complement with the replacement that gave him the greatest volume of play.
New Zealand did it again. In the first 40 ‘showed the quality of his players and with a firm defense and the opportunism that characterizes him in attack, it was enough to start building triumph. A break and try by Patrick Tuipulotu; a scrum at 5 meters and TJ Perenara dove into the ingoal and patience in the last meters with several phases for the conquest of Tupou Vaaí sealed the fate in the first stage.
The final stitch was once again one of the great headaches of Los Pumas, who within 22 meters of the rivals tried twice with the maul and the ball ended up on the kiwi side. The defense was not fine either (6 breaks) against an opponent who squandered 3 clear try chances so that the set is not looser.
At complement the changes were giving freshness to Mario Ledesma’s team, that took more prominence and began to have more the ball. Emiliano Boffelli marked the only conquest Argentina, but New Zealand every time he got close he got 5 points: one at the beginning with Samisoni Taukei´aho and in the epilogue with Tupou Vaa´i.
Unlike the previous game, Los Pumas could not sustain the great defense and this time they suffered the breaks. In favor of the Argentine team, only seven penalties against the team that from Monday will return to the top of the ranking. Now he comes to Australia, which arrives in tune after beating world champion South Africa twice. The selected Mario Ledesma, must improve to change the image in this Rugby Championship.
THE PUMAS (13): 1- Facundo Gigena, 2- Julián Montoya, 3- Santiago Medrano, 4- Matías Alemanno, 5- Tomás Lavanini, 6- Juan Martín Gonzalez, 7- Marcos Kremer, 8- Pablo Matera, 9- Gonzalo Bertranou, 10- Santiago Carreras , 11- Emiliano Boffelli, 12- Santiago Chocobares, 13- Lucio Cinti, 14- Santiago Cordero, 15- Juan Cruz Mallia.
Changes: ST: 8´ Carlos Muzzio and Enrique Pieretto for Gigena and Medrano, 11 Guido Petti for Alemanno, 16´ Gonzalo García for Bertranou, 21´ Santiago Socino and Tomas Lezana for Montoya and Matera, 26´ Matías Moroni for Cordero, 34´ Domingo Miotti for Cinti .
NEW ZEALAND (36): 1. Joe Moody, 2. Samisoni Taukei’aho, 3. Tyrel Lomax; 4. Patrick Tuipulotu, 5. Tupou Vaa’i; 6. Ethan Blackadder, 7. Ardie Savea (cap), 8. Hoskins Sotutu; 9. TJ Perenara, 10. Damian McKenzie; 11. George Bridge, 12. Quinn Tupaea, 13. Rieko Ioane, 14. Will Jordan; 15. Jordie Barrett.
Changes: ST: 8´ Codie Taylor, George Bower and Finlay Christie for Moody, Taukei´aho and Perenara, 13´ Ofa Tu´ungafasi for Lomax, 15´ Braydon Ennor for Rieko Ioane, 26´ Luke Jacobson and Beauden Barrett for Sotutu and McKenzie, 28´ Scott Barrett for Tuipolotu.
POINTS IN THE FIRST TIME: 5´Try by Patrick Tuipulotu converted by Jordie Barrett (NZ), 7´ Penalty by Emiliano Boffelli (A), 12´ Penalty by Jordie Barrett (NZ), 25´ Try by TJ Perenara converted by Jordie Barrett (NZ), 40´ Try by Tupou Vaa´i converted by Jordei Barrett (NZ)
Partial result: Argentina 3–24 New Zealand
POINTS IN THE SECOND TIME: 3´ Penalty by Emiliano Bofelli (A), 5´ Try by Samisoni Taukei´aho (NZ), 11´ Try by Emiliano Boffelli converted by himself (A), 37´ Try by Tupou Vaa´i converted by Jordie Barrett (NZ ).
WARNED: there was not.
BASKETBALL COURT: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Aus).
REFEREE: Jaco Peyper (South)