In numbers: All Blacks v Argentina

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Get in the mood for another passionate All Blacks v Pumas encounter by checking out the rivalry in numbers.

121: The All Blacks have scored 121 tries against Argentina from the 23 Test matches played while Argentina have scored 25 tries.

93: The All Blacks recorded their highest score against Argentina in 1997 with a 93-8 victory at Wellington’s Athletic Park.


9: Julian Savea has scored the most tries against Argentina by the All Blacks with nine tries. John Kirwan is second on the list with eight tries.

71: Current Puma’s first five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez has scored 71 point against the All Blacks – the most of any Argentina player. Second on the list is the great Hugo Porta with 44 Test points against the All Blacks.

21: The Pumas achieved their best result against the All Blacks with a 21-21 draw in 1985.

22: The most points Argentina has scored against the All Blacks in a single Test match is 22 in their 57-22 loss in Hamilton on September 10.

938: The All Blacks have scored 938 Test points against Argentina at an average of 40.7 points a match.

3: John Gallagher and Cory Jane are the only two All Blacks to score hat tricks against Argentina with Gallagher crossing for three tries in 1989 and Jane in 2012.

62: Hard running Argentina loose forward Facundo Isa leads the Investec Rugby Championship statistics with 62 carries so far in 2016. Beauden Barrett is the top All Blacks player on the list with 43 carries and sits at fourth place.

17: Ben Smith has beaten more defenders than any other player in the 2016 Rugby Championship with 17 defenders beaten. Beauden Barrett is second with 16 defenders beaten.

0: Argentina are yet to record a Test victory over the All Blacks. Aside from the 21-21 draw in 1985, Argentina’s closest result was a 24-20 loss in 2001.