New Zealand back on top of the world rankings after win over Argentina

  • Argentina 13-36 New Zealand
  • Dominant All Blacks make it four wins from four

New Zealand snatched South Africa’s world No 1 ranking and placed one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy after subjecting Argentina to a second successive heavy defeat in Brisbane on Saturday.

The All Blacks’ 36-13 bonus-point win in front of 38,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium extended their lead to 10 points over the second-placed Springboks in the table while knocking Argentina and Australia out of the tournament.

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All Blacks dominate Argentina in Rugby Championship to avenge 2020 defeat

  • New Zealand beat Argentina 39-0
  • All Blacks consolidate top spot in Rugby Championship

New Zealand have consolidated top spot in the Rugby Championship with a commanding 39-0 victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast. Caught off guard in a shock first-ever loss to the Pumas in the corresponding fixture last year, the All Blacks shut out the South Americans in a ruthless display this time around.

Despite making six changes to his starting side, Ian Foster’s men piled on five unanswered tries to notch their third straight bonus-point win, having crushed the Wallabies in their first two games of the tournament. Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece, Dalton Papalii and Luke Jacobson, who bagged a double, all crossed in the opening game of Sunday’s double-header at Cbus Super Stadium. Brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett added four conversions and two penalty goals between them to round out the drubbing.

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