Richard Ferguson

Rugby Championship – New Zealand (21) vs Argentina (5) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, The Rugby Championship on 8 Sep 2012 at 09:35
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The second of this weekend’s Rugby Championship action is set to be a one sided affair as the All Blacks host the Argentinians in Wellington. The All Blacks are sitting pretty atop the log with two victories against Australia, while Argentina picked up their first points with a draw with the Springboks in Mendoza two weeks ago.

New Zealand were dealt a slight blow with news that Dan Carter not being able to play this weekend, but with Aaron Cruden stepping into his shoes, a more than capable replacement, the standard of play should not drop. Conrad Smith replaces Sonny Bill Williams in midfield while Victor Vito and Tony Woodcock make returns to the starting lineup.

For Argentina, they have changed two from the team that drew with South Africa, Juan Martin Hernandez coming back to take the 10 jersey, a change that will bolster the Pumas significantly. The Argentinians might focus on next weekend’s match against Australia as the one they want to win, and we could see them taking a beating today.

New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Victor Vito, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.

Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Charlie Faumuina, 18 Sam Whitelock, 19 Liam Messam, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Beauden Barrett, 22 Ben Smith.

Argentina: 15 Martin Rodriguez, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Juan Martin Hernandez, 9 Nicolas Vergallo, 8 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain), 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Julio Farias Cabello, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.

Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Marcos Ayerza, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Leonardo Senatore, 20 Tomás Leonardi, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.



21 Comments

  • Rich… :) this is the first game :)
    Its raining….

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.09.12 09:39:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Its…
    NZ 3 – 5 Arg
    17 min

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.09.12 09:54:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • Come on Argentina!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.09.12 09:54:22 by Argex Reply

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  • NZ 6 – 5 Arg
    24 min

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.09.12 10:01:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Argex (Comment 3) : they doing well…

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.09.12 10:02:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • Franshark : They just have to keep it up!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.09.12 10:06:30 by Argex Reply

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  • NZ 6 – 5 Arg
    HT

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.09.12 10:24:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Hoping for a major upset!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.09.12 10:27:36 by Argex Reply

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  • Come on ARGIE!!!! Please, please. Make my day.

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.09.12 10:29:54 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Haha its All Black in All Black country….
    Load shadding? :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.09.12 10:30:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Trying to put the Argentines off;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.09.12 10:38:18 by Argex Reply

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  • Lights back on…

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.09.12 10:48:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • What a tackle!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.09.12 10:53:08 by Argex Reply

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  • Argies down to 14 men…

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.09.12 11:04:01 by Franshark Reply
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  • NZ 9 – 5 Arg
    61 min

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.09.12 11:05:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • Savea over in the corner…

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.09.12 11:12:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cruden miss the conversion
    NZ 14 – 5 Arg
    66 min

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.09.12 11:13:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • The game opens up and jane goes over in the other corner
    Cruden converts
    NZ 21 – 5 Arg
    74 min

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.09.12 11:21:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Full Time
    NZ 21 – 5 Arg

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.09.12 11:29:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • oops…

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.09.12 11:59:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well done Argentina.

    Disappointing in a different way then you’d have expected.

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.09.12 12:10:14 by hendrikp Reply

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