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  • Thorn, Read,
    Penalty goals: Weepu (7),
    Conversions: Weepu,
33 - 10


  • Farias Cabello,
    Penalty goals: Bosch,
    Conversions: Contepomi,
  • World Cup
  • Quarter Final
  • 9th Oct 2011
  • KO 08:30
  • Ground: Eden Park, Auckland

New Zealand v Argentina - Live

Last updated: 9th October 2011  

Full Timefull-time New Zealand 33 Argentina 10

80 The match comes to an end when an Argentininan attack is halted when they run into touch. The All Blacks are through to ther semi-final, where they will meet Australia. Credit must go to Argentina who frustrated New Zealand for large periods of this match. However, in the end, the hosts' class came through and they secured the win after dominating for large parts of the second half.

Conversion78 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 33-10. Aaron Cruden takes over the goalkicking duties and makes no mistake with his first attempt.

TRY77 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, THORN! 31-10. Big Brad Thorn rounds off a good move iniated by Cory Jane. The right wing goes on a run down the touchline and despite being pushed into touch he gets his pass away to Read who offloads to Thorn.

74 The All Blacks rring the changes and pull off McCaw and Weepu, who are replaced by Victor Vito and Jimmy Cowan. Shorlty afterwards, Owen Franks is also replaced by John Afoa.

Penalty73 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, WEEPU! 26-10. Piri Weepu slots another penalty after Argentina infringe at a ruck midway between their 22 metre line and the halfway mark.

70 Argentina's hoooker Mario Ledesma is replaced by Agustín Creevy. It's an emotional moment for the veteran hooker as this is probably his last match for the Pumas.

TRY68 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, READ! 23-10. Kieran Read dives in five metres in from the left-hand corner after running on to a pass from Jerome Kaino close to the Pumas' tryline. Weepu fails to convert and that is the scrum-half's first miss of the match.

66 The All Blacks take off Mealamu and bring on Andrew Hore. The hooker is immediately into action when he throws the ball in at a lineout.

63 From the resulting scrum, the All Blacks absolutely annihilate the Pumas at the set-piece! The back pedalling Pumas scrum disintegrates but Leguizamón does well when he consolidates by picking up the loose ball.

63 Cruden gets the ball from McCaw and makes a break inside the Pumas' quarter. He is tackled and as he goes to ground he loses the ball forward.

Penalty59 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, WEEPU! 18-10. Weepu maintains his 100 percent goalkicking record as he slots an easy three-pointer from in front of the posts!

Yellow Card58 YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, VERGALLO. Nicolás Vergallo is sent to the sin bin for not releasing the tackled player on the ground. This after New Zealand are camped close to Argentina's tryline. The referee also ask the teelvision match official to rule on an effort by McCaw but the try is not given as the All Blacks captain was held up over the tryline.

55 The All Blacks go on the attack and are soon inside the Pumas' 22! Weepu puts a cross kick in for Cruden, who gathers and tries to dot down. He catches the ball in the air and as he comes down, he crashes into the corner flag!

52 Sonny Bill Williams gets a pass from Richie McCaw and he goes through a gap. He offloads to Nonu but the ball goes to ground and argentina gain a reprieve.

Penalty49 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, WEEPU! 15-10. Piri Weepu succeeds with his fifth kick of the nigh after Argentina are penalised for slowing the ball down at a ruck.

Penalty46 PENALTY, ARGENTINA, BOSCH! 12-10. Marcelo Bosch slots a monster kick from the halfway line after the All Blacks' backs are penalised for obstructive running!

44 Keven Mealamu is penalised when he plays the ball on the ground inside Argentina's half. The Pumas opt to kick for touch.

40 The All Blacks have made one change to their line-up as Muliaina is replaced by Isaia Toeava.

40 Piri Weepu gets the second half started. Argentina collect and get a driving maul going. Juan Manuel Leguizamón breaks aaway and is topped close to New Zealand's 22 metre line. He is soon penalised for holding on to the ball on the ground.

Half TimeHalf-time New Zealand 12 Argentina 7

40 Argentina's veteran prop Rodrigo Roncero is replaced by Marcos Ayerza and shorlty afterwards the referee blows the whistle to signal the end of the half. It's not been easy for the hosts. Argentina has played with a lot of passion and defended well. They have also scored the only try of the half, a feat which very few teams can say they have achieved against the All Blacks. If they can replicate this during the second half, things could get interesting.

Penalty39 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, WEEPU. 12-7. Piri Weepu gets another penalty for his side after the Pumas infringe at a ruck.

Penalty36 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, WEEPU! 9-7. Piri Weepu slots another penalty after Contepomi is penalised for a high tackle on Cruden.

33 All Blacks fly-half Colin Slade hobbles off the field with an ankle injury. He is replaced by Aaron Cruden.

Conversion32 CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, CONTEPOMI! 6-7. Felipe Contepomi slots adifficlut conversion from the touchline to give his side the lead!

TRY31 TRY, ARGENTINA, CABELLO! 6-5. Julio Farias Cabello scores in the left-hand corner after Leonardo Senatore goes on a bullocking run from a scrum just inside New Zealand's half. He passes to Martín Rodríguez, who is stopped just short of the line and at the rsulting ruck, Cabello dives over!

28 Felipe Contepomi misses with Argentina's first attempt at goal from 40 metres, after Sam whitelock is penalised for an infringement at a line-out.

Penalty25 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, WEEPU! 6-0. Piri Weepu slots another three-pointer after Argentina infringe at a scrum close to their tryline.

22 Weepu puts in a cross kick to Cory Jane! The wing gathers and puts a deft chip kick over Horacio Agulla's head for Mils Muliaina to chase. However, Vergallo does well when he comes across and collects the ball close to the tryline before Muliaina can get to it!

19 Kieran Read gets in at the corner flag but his effort is disallowed when the television match official rules that he had a foot in touch.

15 New Zealand are awarded a penalty just inside their half when Leonardo Senatore holds on to the ball on the ground at a ruck.

Penalty13 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, WEEPU! 3-0. Piri Weepu puts the All Blacks into the lead after Argentina's forwards are penalised for being in front of the kicker, after Nicolás Vergallo launches a bomb just outside his quarter.

10 Santiago Fernández tries a drop-goal but his attempt is unsuccessful as it goes under the crossbar!

7 Colin Slade commits a handling error close to the halfway line and one of the Argentinans kicks the ball ahead! Conrad Smith saves the day when he dives on to the loose ball close to New Zealand's posts. The ball is recycled and kicked into touch. It's a nervy start by the home side's pivot!

5 Marcelo Bosch is put under huge pressure by Kaino close to the halfway line. The ball is recycled and is spread wide to Horacio Agulla. There is little he can do and is soon tackled into touch by Ma'a Nonu.

4 The Pumas are awarded a penalty inside their 22 when the All Blacks wheel a scrum illegally.

2 Sonny Bill Williams goes on a run from inside his half and close to the halfway line he offloads to Cory Jane who beats a couple of defenders. At the resulting ruck the All Blacks knock on though and the Pumas are awarded a scrum on their 22.

Kick-off Felipe Contepomi gets the game underway! Jerome Kaino gathers and takes the ball into contact. It soon comes back to Colin Slade, who launches a high kick.

Haka After the anthems Piri Weepu leads the All Blacks during a stirring version of the Kapa o Pango haka! The Pumas stare them down and both sides are now ready for action.

History The All Blacks have dominated this fixture over the years. They have won all their last 10 matches against the Pumas.

Weather It's a cloudy day in Auckland and there is a light north-easterly wind blowing. The current temperature is 13°c.

Team News Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has named Martín Rodríguez at full-back while wing Gonzalo Camacho and lock Manuel Carizza return to this week's starting line-up. Stade Français front-rower Rodrigo Roncero has been cleared to start, enabling the South Americans to field their strongest available XV.

Team News Full-back Mils Muliaina will win his 100th Test cap for New Zealand in this match. Piri Weepu and Sonny Bill Williams have also been named in the starting XV with the latter featuring on the wing. Zac Guildford (hamstring), Israel Dagg (thigh haematoma) and Richard Kahui (hamstring) are all recovering from injuries and were not considered for selection. In the forwards, captain Richie McCaw returns to the starting XV after missing last week's Test against Canada with a sore foot, while Keven Mealamu and Brad Thorn also return to the run-on side. Aaron Cruden, who was called into the All Blacks squad to replace the injured Daniel Carter, is on the bench.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand for the last quarter-final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup between the host nation New Zealand and Argentina. The All Blacks are huge favourites but they can expect the Pumas to put up a great fight for the entire match. We will be bac shorlty for the kick-off. Don't go away!

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