Rugby World Cup: New Zealand defeats Argentina and qualifies for the fifth final in its history

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand defeats Argentina and qualifies for the fifth final in its history

The shock promised to be lopsided, and it did. On Friday evening, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, New Zealand enjoyed a match against Argentina in the first semi-final of the Rugby World Cup. the All blacks They were merciless in confrontation PumasHe won 44 to 6 in seven attempts. A show of strength that allows them to qualify for the fifth final in their history in this competition. Saturday 28 October New Zealand, still in the Dionysian zone, will try to win a fourth world title, against either South Africa or England, who face each other on Saturday in Saint-Denis (9pm).

Seven tries to zero

From the first period, the break was held. The New Zealand machine, very fast in attack and relentless in defense, made the difference with three attempts from Jordan (11), Jordie Barrett (17) and Frizelle (40). At a festival Black peopleArgentina was only able to respond with two penalty kicks from Bovelli, which were their only points in this match, as they conceded a 14-point margin in the first half (20-6).

Coming back from the locker room, the Pumas rush didn’t happen. Worse still, they sank, conceding four new tries through Smith (42), Frizzell (49) and Jordan (62, 74). The bill could have been much heavier for the Argentines had top scorer Monga been more accurate with his shots, the only downside for the three-time world champions (1987, 2011, 2015) on Friday evening. Even when the action of play went in the South Americans’ favor, such as when Scott Barrett received a yellow card (66th minute), they were unable to score a single point, even seeing the bill increase during those 10 minutes of numerical superiority.

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