Last week on Saturday, Argentina stunned the rugby nation by producing a shock win against the All Blacks. No one expected the All Blacks to lose, especially after losing their previous match to the Wallabies of Australia in the Tri-Nations competition.
In a game played at the Bankwest Stadium in West Sydney, Argentina managed to pull one of the greatest upsets with a surprising 25-15 victory over the All Blacks. This was Pumas’ first win over the All Blacks in 30 meetings, stretching to over five decades ago, back in 1976.
It now means that Ian Foster’s men have a single victory from the three matches that they managed to play so far. It’s no wonder that the coach appeared as if he’d just met with his own ghost as he tried to comprehend how Nicolas Sanchez managed to score all Pumas’ points, a move that makes his first year with the All Blacks somewhat difficult.
If you watched the game, you’d feel the pain of All Blacks captain, Sam Cane too. He couldn’t believe his own eyes and seem stunned at how his fresh tenure as the leader of the national team could go this wrong.
Upon the commencement of the match, it was the Pumas, and not the All Blacks, who displayed the desire to win, as forecast by 22bet.
The All Blacks forward did nothing good to impress anyone. Line breaks were highly rare and their forwards played as if they’d been running a marathon few hours before the match.
No one should forget this – Argentina – the Pumas were truly outstanding here. With an unforgettable win for the Pumas, the All Blacks now face tough questions. They didn’t have the passion and desire to win this one.