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As it happened: All Blacks beat Argentina

Published: 8:20PM Sunday October 09, 2011 Source: ONE Sport

FT: All Blacks 33 Argentina 10 - And that's it folks. The All Blacks have eventually down a valiant Argentinean side. The All Blacks only scored two late tries but the accumulation of points is what RWC knockout football is all about. Stay tuned for match report and full reaction. Good night.

7 7min: All Blacks 33 Argentina 10 - TRY! Jane powers down the short side finds Read on the bounce who sets up Thorn for a popular score. Cruden converts.

72min: All Blacks 26 Argentina 10 - Argentina give away another penalty and man-of-the-match Weepu - yep it's official - lands his seventh penalty.

68min: All Blacks 23 Argentina 10 - TRY! The All Blacks finally get over the line. The ball is spread wide and Kaino throws a beautiful no-look pass to Read who won't be denied this time. Weepu misses his first kick of the night.

65min: All Blacks 18 Argentina 10 - Weepu makes a great kick down field to give the All Blacks excellent field position once again.

62min: All Blacks 18 Argentina 10 - Cruden has also been a star since he has been on and he makes another half break. By the way - Slade limped off sorry and is under an injury cloud.

60min: All Blacks 18 Argentina 10 - Jane, who is having a whale of game, makes a 50 metre break and the All Blacks are finally getting the upper hand.

58min: All Blacks 18 Argentina 10 - Weepu slots over the easy penalty to give the All Blacks an eight point buffer.

57min: All Blacks 15 Argentina 10 - After a painfully slow build-up McCaw looks to hit the post for a try but he was ruled to have been held up. Meanwhile in the process Argentine halfback Nicolas Vergallo has been sinbinned for infringing at the ruck.

53min: All Blacks 15 Argentina 10 - Cruden sparks a break and finds Nonu who is pulled down just short. Weepu eventually delivers a cross field kick but it just goes over the head of Cruden, who is looking good!

50min: All Blacks 15 Argentina 10 - Toeava, who replaced Mils, delivers a great cut-out pass to SBW and he is away but his inside ball to Nonu is turfed.

48min: All Blacks 15 Argentina 10 - Cruden sparks a threatening All Blacks' attack and ends up with another penalty for Weepu.

46min: All Blacks 12 Argentina 10 -
All Blacks infringe at the breakdown again and Gonzalo Camacho gives knocks over a 50 metre penalty.

43min- All Blacks 12 Argentina 7 - Mealmau gives away a breakdown penalty and the Argentina go into the All Blacks' red zone.

40min: All Blacks 12 Argentina 7 - Half-time and the All Blacks head to the sheds with their noses in front.

37min: All Blacks 12 Argentina 7 Argentina gets caught with hands in the ruck and Weepu makes the lead five points.

35min: All Blacks 9 Argentina 0 - Weepu reclaims the lead for the All Blacks with another penalty after Argentina again infringe at the breakdown.

32min: All Blacks 6 Argentina 7 - Colin Slade is sensationally pulled from the field and is replaced by Aaron Cruden.

30min: All Blacks 6 Argentina 7 - TRY! Argentina shock the All Blacks. On the back of a charging break by flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Farias Cabello touches down. Contepomi converts.

28min: All Blacks 6 Argentina 0 - The All Blacks infringe at the breakdown but Felipe Contepomi continues his woeful goal kicking and can't convert the penalty.

25min: All Blacks 6 Argentina 0 -
The All Blacks force a scrum penalty and Weepu slots over his second goal to double the lead.

22min: All Blacks 3 Argentina 0 - Jane is set free down the wing and he chips ahead to put the All Blacks down the right end of the field.

18min: All Blacks 3 Argentina - And after close to 20 phases by the All Blacks, Read looks to have gone over in the corner but his foot goes into touch.

14min: All Blacks 3 Argentina 0 - McCaw and Mealmau combine to force a breakdown penalty and the All Blacks are hot on attack .

11min: All Blacks 3 Argentina 0 - And after much speculation it is revealed that Weepu is the goal-kicker and he slots over a 40 metre penalty.

9min: All Blacks 0 Argentina 0 - Santiago Fernandez attempts a drop-goal but it just goes wide. Argentina well in this.

7min: All Blacks 0 Argentina 0 - The under pressure Slade fluffs a pass and Argentina kick through but Smith saves a certain try with a good clean-up.

5min: All Blacks 0 Argentina 0 - Argentina is here to play. They are handling everything the All Blacks are throwing at them with aggressive defence.

2min: All Blacks 0 Argentina 0  - SBW puts bad boy Jane through a gap but Owen Franks fumbles to relieve Argentina of early pressure.


Welcome to's live text coverage of the fourth and final Rugby World Cup quarter-final between the All Blacks and Argentina from Eden Park.

The All Blacks are unbackable favourites to meet Tri Nations rivals Australia in seven days times after the latter sensationally knocked out the Springboks in a tense 11-9 win earlier tonight.

But the All Blacks only have to cast their minds back to Cardiff four years ago to know that they can never take any opposition lightly, especially at the knockout stage of a World Cup where the passion levels rise as teams know it is do-or-die.

Eden Park is almost full now and there is tense atmosphere as both sets of fans, the majority being All Blacks' supporters of course, take in what's at stake.

Well under 15 minutes from kick-off now - stay tuned!

All Blacks: Mils Muliaina, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu; Sonny Bill Williams, Colin Slade; Piri Weepu, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Brad Thorn, Jerome Kaino, Samuel Whitelock, Owen Franks; Keven Mealamu; Tony Woodcock.
Reserves : Andrew Hore, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Victor Vito, Jimmy Cowan, Aaron Cruden, Isaia Toeava

Argentina: Martin Rodriguez, Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Felipe Contepomi (c), Horacio Agulla, Santiago Fernandez, Nicolas Vergallo, Leonardo Senatore, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Julio Farias Cabello, Patricio Albacete, Manuel Carizza, Juan Figallo, Mario Ledesma, Rodrigo Roncero
Reserves: Agustin Creevy, Martin Scelzo, Marcos Ayerza, Alejandro Campos, Alfredo Lalanne, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Juan Jose Imhoff