RUGBY SPORTS NEWS – NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS 21. ARGENTINA 5 – A WIN IN WINDY WELLINGTON
[The All Blacks getting their fierce on performing the haka of Aotearoa New Zealand].
Rugby Football Sports News: The New Zealand All Blacks win in Windy Wellington over Argentina’s Los Pumas rugby football team.
New Zealand 21. Argentina 5.
Score details: All Blacks: (J. Savea, C. Jane tries; A. Cruden con, 3 pens). Argentina 5 (R. Roncero try).
[All Blacks wing Julian Savea on the attack during the Investec test match against the Pumas at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. 08 September 2012. New Zealand Herald photograph by Mark Mitchell]
Full credit to both teams for turning on a rugby show in such high wind conditions. Double winners for being such committed sports entertainers. Respec!
[Luke Romana is tackled by Argentina--Mark Mitchell photo].
After the mid-test delay of play due to a power outage, a round of hot toddies at Matterhorn Restaurant Bar are probably in order then on the town in the Windy City tonight as Wellington celebrates the win.
Argentina check out the Welligton Film Archives – photos- Roro Roncero blog.
What the sports journalists said:
Sydney Morning Herald: All Blacks repel spirited Argentina: AAP writers reported: “a granite-tough Pumas pack proved hard to break down although discipline often proved their undoing.”
TVNZ wrote: … “The All Blacks put in a good second half performance to post a convincing winning margin. The Pumas were incredible tonight and threw everything including the kitchen sink at it. That sin-binning of Argentina’s [Julio Cabello] was a big turning point for them and the All Blacks did well to take advantage.”
Aaron Cruden on kicking duties. Photo: Fairfax NZ.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.9.12~