Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Zealand 6-5 Argentina at halftime

It took four World Cup´s in the professional era but finally Argentina is playing in a Tier One compeition against its Southern Hemisphere peers and today marks the debut of Argentina in New Zealand. Midway through the match the scores are 6-5 in favor of the home side. New Zealdn had a massive advantage in the first half with a strong wind but the All Blacks were unable to capitalize and Argentina defended very well. New Zealand took the lead with a penalty through flyhalf Aaron Cruden who had earlier missed one. Argentina took the lead with the only try of the break following a questionable decision from the All Blacks to run the ball from their own line. Centre Ma´a Nonu knocked on and Argentina spun the ball with Gonzalo Camacho being tackles two metres short. From a ruck the 35 year old, Rodrigo Roncero went over to make it 5-3. Martín Rodríguez Gurruchaga´s conversion rebounded offf the posts. New Zealnd made it 6-5 with a second penalty to Cruden.

The floodlights have gone out and there is a delay before the secondhalf can start. The same stadium hosted two Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals last year. 

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