The Tri-Nations entered the third week last Saturday with Argentina playing their first competitive match since their 47-17 win against USA at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Despite having suffered back to back defeats, All Blacks are top on the three-team standings with six points. Five points were from their opening day’s 43-5 win over Wallabies. Ian Foster charges picked a losing bonus point in their 24-22 defeat to Wallabies to take their tally to six.
All Blacks failed to get a bonus point in the 25-15 defeat to Argentina on Saturday. For the Pumas, the result propelled them to second on the log with four points. A point-difference of 10 has seen then overtake hosts Australia who also have four points.
Argentina and Australia are scheduled to face off on Saturday at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle with the winner set to move top of the log. All Blacks will get their rest over the weekend as the two face-off.
Fixtures (Timings in EAT)
21 November 2020 (11:45 AM)
Argentina v Australia-McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
28 November 2020 (11:45 AM)
Argentina v New Zealand -McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
5 December 2020 (11:45 AM)
Australia v Argentina- Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Australia 5-43 New Zealand
Australia 24-22 New Zealand
New Zealand 15-25 Argentina