James Mortimer 14.Oct.2012Getty Images
Tomasi Cama slotted over the all-important conversion to give the All Blacks Sevens the win, and continue the theme of the New Zealanders being pushed hard by all teams so far at the Gold Coast.
Gareth Williams-Spiers scored the opening try of the match, with the match scoreless for nearly six minutes in a thrilling affair, but a missed conversion by Cama left the door open for Argentina, which they gratefully took with both hands.
Santiago Cordero scored towards the end of the first half, and when Gaston Revol kicked the conversion, a big upset looked on the cards.
This was before captain fantastic Forbes crossed, setting up a mouthwatering semi-final against Kenya, a team which has described themselves so far as a 'Pack of Lions'.
Indeed the moniker seems well placed, for not only did Kenya draw 14-14 with England and lose by just two points to Samoa, they knocked hosts Australia to the Plate * knockouts with a stunning 21-14 win the silenced the capacity crowd.
In the other quarter-finals, the Blitzbokke defeated France 26-14 while the old firm in Fiji knocked out Samoa 19-7.
* On the Sevens world circuit, the Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield are on offer in order of value in overall series points. Beaten quarter-finalists contest the Plate, third highest ranked pool finishers contest the Bowl, and the highest aggregate finishers of the rest are eligible to compete for the Shield.