|Photo: ©Dave Lintott 2014.|
New Zealand's third round Rugby Championship victory in Napier on Saturday put the All Blacks in pole position to retain their title. At the midway stage New Zealand is the only undefeated side while Argentina is the only team that remains winless. Argentina scored one try, through Leonardo Senatore, in Napier but had it controversially denied by the referee. Had the try been awarded the final quarter of play could very likely have unfolded differently. Despite the loss Argentina proved to be competitive in most aspects of play and, over time, is expected to play regularly at a higher level permanently.