New Zealand See Off Argentina In Rain-Soaked Hamilton

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Reuters
New Zealand flyhalf Daniel Carter became the first man to reach 1,400 test points while Aaron Smith scored two tries as the All Blacks beat Argentina 28-13 in their Rugby Championship clash in atrocious conditions at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

New Zealand flyhalf Daniel Carter became the first man to reach 1,400 test points while Aaron Smith scored two tries as the All Blacks beat Argentina 28-13 in their Rugby Championship clash in atrocious conditions at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

Carter, the leading scorer in world rugby, had started the game on 1,399 points and added 10 points to his tally while Beauden Barrett kicked a late penalty for the All Blacks, who have not lost to the Pumas in 17 tests.

Scrumhalf Smith scored his two tries within three minutes of each other while Pumas hooker Eusebio Guinazu was in the sinbin for a professional foul in the first half before Julian Savea scored his 14th test try in the second.

Number eight Juan Manuel Leguizamon scored an early try while flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez added a conversion and two penalties for the Pumas, who face Australia in Perth next week while the All Blacks host South Africa in Auckland.