2016 - 544th All Black test.

10 September 2016

544th All Black test

NEW ZEALAND v ARGENTINA (THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016, 1st test) at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton,

Saturday 10th September 2016


Fulltime score – New Zealand 57 Argentina 22

Halftime – New Zealand 24 Argentina 19

Attendance; 25,800

Conditions; Weather clear but cool, dry ground; evening game


Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

The scorers;

For New Zealand (57):
Tries: J Savea, B Smith (2), Barrett, Crotty (2), Faumuina, Romano
Cons: Barrett (6), Cruden
Pen: Dagg

For Argentina (22):
Try: Cordero
Con: Sánchez
Pens: Sánchez (5)

New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Ryan Crotty (rep’d by A Lienert-Brown 69m), 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett (rep’d by A.Cruden 65m), 9 Aaron Smith (rep’d by T.J.Perenara 49m), 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane (rep’d by A.Savea 46m) , 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick (rep’d by L.Romano 65m) , 3 Owen Franks (rep’d by C.Faumuina 49m), 2 Dane Coles (rep’d by C.Taylor 53m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by W.Crockett 53m)

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández (rep’d by Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 37m) ,11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez (rep’d by Ramiro Moyano 65m), 9 Martín Landajo (rep’d by Tomas Cubelli 61m)  , 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera (rep’d by Marcos Kremer 65m), 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti (rep’d by Leonardo Senatore 41m), 3 Ramiro Herrera (rep’d by Enrique Pieretto 67m), 2 Agustín Creevy (c) (rep’d by Julian Montoya 63m) and  1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (rep’d by Lucas Noguera 63m)

This was New Zealand’s 14th test win in a row.

Scoring note;

With Julian Savea having scored 4 tries in the 2016 test matches so far (including this one v Argentina) he becomes the 5th All Black to reach 40 or more test match tries; After the Argentina game that full try-scoring list now reads;


                                                Tests played       Test tries scored

Doug Howlett                              62                 49

Christian Cullen                           58                 46

Joe Rokokoko                              66                 46

Jeff Wilson                                  60                 44

Julian Savea                                43                 42                          


Of the current All Black (ie; still playing in 2016) the leading try-scoring total now reads;

Julian Savea                                  43                 42

Ben Smith                                     54                 23

Keiran Read                                   90                   21

Israel Dagg                                    54                 18

Beauden Barrett                              42                 14



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