James Mortimer 05.Sep.2012Getty Images
Kieran Read broke through on the 68th minute in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final last year, while Brad Thorn managed to score towards the close to give the 33-10 scoreline a generous look.
Piri Weepu added a perfect seven goals, and this performance in keeping arguably the world's best attacking team scoreless for over three quarters of the match has led All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster highlighting the tackling of the Pumas as a big threat.
"Those who played them speak very highly of how hard it was to break them down," Foster said.
"If you look back at the World Cup last year and then again this year, they're a very strong defensive team. Their backs are certainly very clued up in that area.
While Foster felt that perhaps the Pumas offensive systems didn't match that of their heroic defence, he still knew they could punish the All Blacks if they were not careful.
"On attack, they've probably got a limited formula," he said.
"But they'll still try to use the ball if we give them too many soft opportunities."
Foster felt that the All Blacks were doing the opposite, creating plenty of chances, but their backs coach wanted them to convert them when they were on offer.
"We're creating a lot of opportunities but we're a bit too excited or a bit too intense at times to take them," Foster said.
"You've got to focus on the small details of your game and try not to panic too much."