ABs Redress Christchurch Defeat with Win over Pumas
“New Zealand avenged their humbling of the previous weekend by eclipsing Argentina in emphatic fashion in Hamilton, a comprehensive 53-3 victory keeping their hopes of claiming this compelling edition of The Rugby Championship alive,” The Telegraph’s senior rugby writer Charlie Morgan writes.
“On a rainy evening in Hamilton, the Pumas were washed away ruthlessly. Summoning the same emotional intensity to back up their historic exploits in Christchurch was always going to be a monumental task and so it proved. The All Blacks delivered a robust response, characterised by punchy attack, flinty defence and clever and varied kicking. They were much improved and Argentina could not cope, conceding a half-century of points that was decorated by seven tries,” Morgan reports.
“A fascinating Bledisloe Cup series against the Wallabies comes next, when we will see whether the All Blacks’ wobbly patch is truly over as the World Cup beckons.”
Original article by Charlie Morgan, The Telegraph, September 3, 2022.