Argentina shocked the All Blacks by beating the three-times world champions for the primary time on New Zealand soil with a 25-18 victory in a Rugby Championship check in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Pumas achieved their first ever win over New Zealand simply two years in the past in one other championship match in Sydney and Saturday’s victory was from the identical mould with magnificent defence backed up by iron self-discipline.
“I’m very proud of our team, we are starting to believe what we can do, not just a magic moment like our first win (in Sydney),” mentioned captain Julian Montoya. “Very, very happy, very, very proud, it’s a very special moment for us.”
The boot of winger Emiliano Boffelli, who kicked 5 penalties, saved them within the contest when New Zealand scored two tries within the first half and saved them forward after flanker Juan Martin Gonzalez had scored an opportunist second-half strive.
New Zealand, who performed the final 9 minutes with 14 males after Shannon Frizell was proven a yellow card, will virtually actually be plunged again into the disaster that was apparently ended by their victory over South Africa two weeks in the past.
Tries from Samisoni Taukei’aho and Caleb Clarke ought to have given them a snug lead at halftime however ill-discipline all through the match price them dearly.
The victory provides Argentina successive wins within the Rugby Championship for the primary time after their spectacular 48-17 thrashing of Australia in San Juan two weeks in the past.
They additionally stay high of the championship standings on factors distinction forward of Australia, who earlier beat South Africa 25-17 in Adelaide.