Rugby Championship: New Zealand takes revenge and punishes Argentina – Le Figaro

The All Blacks outclassed the Pumas in Hamilton (53-3), a week after their historic defeat against the South Americans. Dying in 2022, New Zealand took their revenge after their surprise defeat inflicted at home by the Pumas the last week by crushing Argentina at home (53-3) on Saturday, one year from the start of the next World Cup. With seven tries scored by seven different players, the All Blacks made their offensive power speak and washed the affront of their loss (25-18) last Saturday in Christchurch. If they avoided a fourth defeat in a row at home, this result above all takes a little pressure off the shoulders of New Zealand coach Ian Foster whose position was under threat after suffering six defeats in their previous eight matches. humid conditions es, New Zealand only committed three handball errors and initiated several sumptuous movements while the defensive wall of Michael Cheika’s players, so solid seven days ago, this time collapsed from the start. Blacks netted first-half tries from Ethan de Groot, Caleb Clarke and Reiko Ioane, while Jordie Barrett, Ardie Savea, Brodie Retallick and Beauden Barrett scored after the break. Argentina’s Emiliano Boffelli, who had 20 points in the foot last week, turned a solitary penalty without saving honor in what amounts to a real rout. Captain Sam Cane, whose armband was in question, expressed relief: “It was very important (to win), we were a bit under pressure. We weren’t happy with what we produced last week,” he said. “We were in the game from the start and we were able to turn that into points. It was quite a pleasant evening,” explained the wing third line. His Argentinian counterpart Julian Montoya said his team had learned valuable lessons despite the humiliating scoreline. “We have to keep working to be better. Last week we were not world champions, this week we are not the worst in the world, ”said the Leicester hooker. In twelve days in Melbourne (Thursday 15), the Blacks will have to confirm their renewed form against the Wallabies.