2016 - 546th All Black test

3 October 2016

546th All Black test

NEW ZEALAND v ARGENTINA (THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016, 2nd test) at Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires.

Saturday 3rd October 2016


Fulltime score – New Zealand 36 Argentina 17

Halftime – New Zealand 29 Argentina 3  

Attendance; 30,000

Conditions; Weather clear but cool, dry ground; late afternoon/ early evening game


Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa) Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greef (South Africa)

The scorers;

For New Zealand (36):
Tries: A. Lienert-Brown, D.Coles, T.J.Perenara, B Smith and R.Crotty
Cons: B.Barrett (4)
Pen: B.Barrett (1)

For Argentina (17):
Tries: F.Isa and J.Tuculet.
Con: N.Sánchez (1) and S.Gonzalez Iglesias (1)
Pens: N.Sánchez (1)

New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown  11 Julian Savea, 12 Ryan Crotty (rep’d  by Damian McKenzie debut ), 10 Beauden Barrett (rep’d by Lima.Sopoaga 76m), 9 T.J.Perenara (Rep’d by Tawera Kerr-Barlow 68m), 8 Kieran Read (c) (rep’d by Elliot Dixon 76m), 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Liam Squire, 5 Brodie Retallick (rep’d by S.Whitelock) , 4 Patrick Tuipolutu, 3 Owen Franks (rep’d by Ofa Tu’ugafasi 64m), 2 Dane Coles (rep’d by C.Taylor 69m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by W.Crockett 53m)

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Moroni, 11 Ramiro Moyano (rep’d by Matias Orlando 78m), 12 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 10 Nicolás Sánchez (rep’d by Jeronimo De la Fuente  69m), 9 Martín Landajo (rep’d by Tomas Cubelli 57m), 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera (rep’d by Juan Manuel Leguizamon 66m) 5 Matías Alemanno (rep’d by Leonardo Senatore 58m), 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera (rep’d by Enrique Pieretto 64m), 2 Agustín Creevy (c) (rep’d by Julian Montoya 49m) and  1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (rep’d by Lucas Noguera 53m)

When Facundo Isa was injured with only minutes remaining in the game he was not replaced; therefore Argentina finished the game with only 14 players on the field.


J.Moody and L.Squire (of New Zealand) were both yellow-carded during the second half of the game.  .....        

This was New Zealand’s 16th test win in a row.

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