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New Zealand narrowly leads Argentina in the second half

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From the third minute, the Blacks have the opportunity to open the scoring with a penalty kick that Richie Muunga tried, but it did not pass. We stay at 0-0. In the seventh minute, it was Emiliano Povigli’s turn to try to open the scoring and it was over! Argentina lead 3-0. But despite this little progress, this start to the game is quite balanced.

In the 11th minute, the All Blacks showed their mettle with a try scored by hooker Taukei’Aho, concluding after an impressive run and crushing lead from the New Zealand pack. Mo’Unga does not convert and Black 5 leads to 3. In the 18th minute, the All Blacks are punished again: Poveli does not need to be asked and passes a penalty kick to restore the advantage to Argentina (5-6).

The starting cadence of the match is completely flat. Half an hour into the match, the blacks regain the advantage with a new penalty kick (8-6). But the New Zealanders’ game was all but closed, until Caleb Clark, fielded by Jordie Barrett, scored the Black’s second try in the 33rd minute. Richie Muonga hugs and the Blacks lead 15-6. Unfortunately for them, another penalty kick allowed Emiliano Poveli to pass to put Argentina back 15-9. The Argentine winger passes another penalty kick at the end of the first half.

New Zealand returned to the dressing room which resulted in a 15 to 12 score against the Argentines.

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To summarize

In this second match of the third day of the Rugby Championship, the All Blacks face Argentina. And at the end of a somewhat closed first half, it was the New Zealanders who led the way, without being overpowered.

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