All Blacks beat Argentina

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The All Blacks have started the 2019 season with a rusty 20-16 victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires.

New Zealand held off a spirited Argentina in the final 5 minutes, who were searching for their first win over the All Blacks.

The All Blacks led by 11 points at half time following first-half tries by Ngani Laumape and Brodie Retallick.

Argentina responded well in the second half and struck back as Emiliano Boffelli went over in the 47th minute.

Defeat for Argentina means their wait for a win against the All Blacks goes on – New Zealand has won 28 of the 29 matches between them, with one draw.

New Zealand now face South Africa in Wellington on Saturday 27 July and Argentina play Australia in Brisbane the same day.

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