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Buenos Aires – A depletedNew Zealandsurvived a second-half onslaught fromArgentinato win theirRugby Championshipfirst round match20-16in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

As it happened: Argentina v New Zealand

After trailing by 11 points at half-time, the Pumas kept the All
Blacks scoreless in the second half only to fail narrowly in their quest
for a first victory over the world champions.

New Zealand chalked up a 450th Test win despite resting many of the
Canterbury Crusaders stars who won a third consecutive Super Rugby title
two weeks ago.

Clinical finishing helped the All Blacks to a 20-9 half-time
advantage, but the Pumas scored early in the second half to leave just
four points separating the teams.

Playmaker Nicolas Sanchez missed a kickable penalty soon after that
would have reduced the gap to a single point before a large, passionate
home crowd.

A measure of the dominance of the hosts was that it took the visiting
side 33 minutes of the second half to get into the Argentine 22.

At the death, the Pumas forced two lineouts close to the All Blacks
line, but the try that would have given them a historic victory proved
elusive. 

New Zealand gave first caps to run-on winger Sevu Reece and
substitutes Atu Moli, Luke Jacobson and Braydon Ennor, and c

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