Rugby Championship: Argentina beat New Zealand for first time with shock 25-15 victory

Argentina beat New Zealand for the first time in its history with a 25:15 victory in the rugby championship.

The game was Argentina’s first test in 13 months, while the All Blacks suffered a second straight loss after losing to Australia last week.

The Pumas led 16-3 during the break, holding New Zealand in check for a famous and shocking victory.

“This is a great day for Argentine rugby and also for our country and our people,” said Argentine captain Pablo Matera.

“It was very difficult there at the moment and it was difficult for us to come here and prepare for this tournament.

“We just want to show our employees that you can get things done if you work hard with a lot of determination.

“We are very proud of this team and our country.”

The fly half Nicolas Sanchez scored all Argentine points with one try, six penalties and one conversion.

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