The All Blacks fired off well ahead of Argentina in the first 40. You got to credit Caleb Clarke with his hard work running on the left wing.
Not only he can be an attacking finesse to support these conversions. Caleb is also decent and can find the Argentina’s lack of support play.
He played well in both ways to give the All Blacks the start they need. It allowed his attackers to activate at the right time.
You see how Richie Mo’unga found some space on the far right. And there goes Dane Coles with the touchdown.
Argentina failed to match the attacking standard that the All Blacks sat. A few fumbles & lack of calling out saw the ball lose their way.
It puts heaps of pressure to the Los Pumas defenders. And they have to pay the price with the conceded penalties.
That includes the further three points lost via Penalty Goal. They need to catch up in the last 40 & keep their hopes alive.
The key to that is support their forwards to cut down the ill discipline. Argentina must take a leaf from NZ’s first 40.
Half-Time: Argentina 0-10 All Blacks
Los Pumas may have almost got off the mark after the break. But they continued to make mistakes going forward.
It is not just the conversion chances being cancelled. They also lost the scrummaging & inaccurate throw ins.
Credit to the All Blacks forwards half with the reading. And applying the execution physically to win penalties/turnover.
The All Blacks managed to dismantle the Los Pumas defense for the rest of tonight. The defenders unable to arrest these men will not be happy with his backline.
They have to pay the price for the leaky points. So the apologies will need requirement with zero excuses next week.
Ardie Savea first extended the 17 point lead in the 52nd minute. Then you mix up with the Will Jordan two minute magic.
Will benefitted from the All Blacks build up play. He got the job done with the pace to claim double touchdowns.
The talk up is there with Will & his All Blacks side whereas the Pumas failed.
The opposition did not put their hand up chances. You can see the lost scrums/throw ins despite won a few penalties.
Patrick Tuipulotu in the end secured NZ’s 5th & Final TRY in the 85th minute.
Full-Time: Argentina 0-38 All Blacks
All Blacks take home the usual four points plus the bonus immunity. So that puts them up front of the ladder at 11 points.
The points difference stands at 64 going into the final round in seven days. The All Blacks just wrapped their campaign. They will head back home now for quarantine.
Attention now turns to the Wallabies v Argentina in Parramatta. Both teams currently sit at six points. They also have won, draw and lost one apiece each.
Either team playing next Saturday needs to win a big result to win this series. Otherwise, it will belong to the All Blacks.
The winning team tonight may celebrate outside the stadium after all. And have a virtual party via social media to see.
But they have to watch as spectators next weekend. They can do that if results go their way to finish the 2020 Tri Nations.