A rivalry in numbers: All Blacks v Argentina

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Andy Burt     29 Sep 2017     Getty Images

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

132: The All Blacks have scored 132 tries against Argentina from the 25 Test matches played while Argentina have scored 28 tries.

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


92: Current Puma’s first five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez has scored 92 points 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.

The most points Argentina has scored against the All Blacks in a single Test match is 22 in their 39-22 loss in New Plymouth.

1013: The All Blacks have scored 1013 Test points against Argentina at an average of 40.52 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. 

49: All Blacks first five Beauden Barrett leads the Investec Rugby Championship statistics with 49 carries so far in 2017. Dynamic Argentina hooker Agustin Creevy is second with 47 carries.

24: Rieko Ioane has beaten more defenders than any other player in the 2016 Rugby Championship with 24 defenders beaten. Damian McKenzie is second with 16 defenders beaten. The leading Pumas player on the list is loose forward Tomas Lezana with 10 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.