All Blacks v Pumas Rugby Championship Preview

Out of the last six Rugby Championship between New Zealand’s All Blacks and
Argentina’s Pumas the New Zealanders have won all six.

Overall the All Blacks have played the Pumas 20 times since 1985 and the All
Blacks have won 19 tests.

The only time that the All Blacks did not beat Argentina was in 1985 – the
second test between the nations – and they drew 21 all in Buenos Aires.

That gives New Zealand a record of winning 95% of their matches against Argentina.
The average score when New Zealand play Argentina is : New Zealand 41 Argentina
13.

This weekend’s Rugby Championship match will be played in Christchurch so New
Zealand will have home advantage.

New Zealand have had home advantage over Argentina in the Rugby Championship
on three occasions. All three matches have been won by New Zealand with an average
score of : New Zealand 29 Argentina 9.

The All Blacks have actually had home advantage over Argentina on 11 occasions
and they have won all 11 with an average score of New Zealand 48 Argentina 11.

Just one match out of the 11 was played in Christchurch but this was at the
former Jade Stadium and this was New Zealand’s third biggest home victory at
67-19. (the biggest was in Wellington 93-8).

New Zealand have only played one Test so far this year and that was 16-25 victory
over Samoa last week in Apia. The All Blacks played that match without any players
from the Hurricanes and Highlanders who contested the Super Rugby final and
only Waisake Naholo has been included for this week.

The All Black side is still not a full strength side as Super Rugby finalists
Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Malakai Fekitoa, Dane Coles and Conrad Smith are all
still being rested.

Argentina have yet to play a full test and have named youngster Facundo Isa,
Guido Petti and Santiago Cordero in their line up for this week. They will be
playing away from home and starting cold which means the odds are really against
them.

The All Blacks will play two matches on New Zealand soil ahead of the Rugby
World Cup. This match will be their only home match in the Rugby Championship
as the second test will be a Bledisloe Cup test against Australia and is not
part of the Rugby Championship.

The Bookies
have given Argentina a 26 point start for this Match
– with an
offer of a FREE $150 BET.
The All Blacks will be frustrated
by their performance last week. Most of the players will have a point to prove
having missed out on the Super Rugby Grand final with a world cup so close.
New Zealand should win
by 17.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 1/HD.

Average score: New Zealand 41 Argentina 13

Last six results
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 New Zealand v Argentina 34-13 La Plata
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 New Zealand v Argentina 28-9 Napier
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 New Zealand v Argentina 33-15 La Plata
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 New Zealand v Argentina 28-13 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Sat, 29 Sep 2012 New Zealand v Argentina 54-15 La Plata
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 New Zealand v Argentina 21-5 Westpac Stadium Wellington

 

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