An exciting sight! On the third day of the Rugby Championship, Argentina, for the first time in history, wins in New Zealand against the All Blacks. Pumas overturned the 15-12 lead at half time. Perfect Boffelli from the pitch with 6 free kicks transformed.
Crisis for the All Blacks who have lost four of the last five games played. Richie Mounga, who plays on the home ground of his Crusaders, sends a 40-meter wide. Mounga would have the opportunity to reply, but decides to go into touch at 5 meters, Samisoni Taukeiaho's throw is perfect in the firm hands of Scott Barrett.
Argentina attack: two offsides in the same action offer Boffelli the chance to make a very easy placement right in front of the posts for the 6-5. At 29 'after a foul on the ground by Pablo Matera, the New Zealand opening finally unlocks with an easy placement.
If the All Blacks manage to make their way up front it is thanks to the continuity with which Aaron Smith triggers the pick and go of the forwards. Boffelli puts in two places that allow the Pumas to go to rest on -3. Mounga on 47 'square after Matera's late tackle just inside 22 meters.
But on the Argentine throw-in the incredible happens, with Scott Barrett being thwarted in the air and not controlling, the ball falls into the hands of Juan Martin Gonzalez and the flanker immediately sees the hole that throws him towards the goal at the right flag.
Boffelli also slips through the difficult transformation and Argentina are ahead 19-18. The referee, the Georgian Nika Amashukeli, proved to be absolutely without courage when after a late tackle he recalled Captain Cane to underline the series of foul play infractions of the New Zealanders, but given that it will be at least the third time that the interview is repeated.
At 71 'Amashukeli finally does his duty and draws the yellow card for Shannon Frizell who crushes a maul. The All Blacks put the 22 opponents under siege, but the game remains slow and the backs play as if they were forwards.
But that's not all: at the last minute they win a free-kick and can go into touch on 5 meters, but Taylor throws it wrong, making the defeat even more excruciating. In the scrum for Argentina, time runs out, Tomas Cubelli kicks them out and the Pumas win the incredible challenge. In the other match of the day, Australia won against South Africa 25-17.