16th December 02:56 AM
New Zealand comes from behind to beat Argentina
By Lena Reece
Sunday 10/09/2017
Vaea Fifita was making his first start in his second Test

Two late tries by the All Blacks have denied Argentina their first ever win over the All Blacks as they were beaten 39‑22 in their Rugby Championship game at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth.

The final scoreline masked a brave Puma effort as they led for long periods before sucumbing to a late All Black charge.

But in the defining moment of the game, powerful new looseforward Vaea Fifita, nicknamed "the Beast" earlier this week by coach Steve Hansen, stormed down the field and over the line to lock up the game at 22‑ all.

Tries to Damian McKenzie and Beauden Barrett finally saw the All Blacks pull ahead in the last quarter of an hour to seal the game.

The result puts the All Blacks at the top of the Rugby Championship table after two earlier wins over Australia.

Meanwhile, the Wallabies and Springboks played out a 23‑all draw in Perth last night as a frustrated Australian side remains winless in the 2017 Rugby Championship.

Source: RadioNZ

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