Pumas stun All Blacks

The rugby world was shaken on Saturday as Argentina defeated New Zealand 25-15 to record their first-ever victory over the All Blacks.

It was one of the biggest upsets in the history of rugby.

Argentina had played New Zealand 30 times before over 35 years – and been beaten every time.

The two teams were playing in a revamped Tri-Nations competition that world champions South Africa are sitting out this year because of the pandemic.

All 25 Pumas points were scored by flyhalf Nicolás Sánchez with a try, six penalties and a conversion.

Argentina were given virtually no chance of winning their match after being sidelined by the global health crisis.

“This is really special for us,” said their coach, Mario Ledesma. “We’ll remember this for a long time … I guess somebody will write a book about it.”

Photo: @allrugbycodes


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