New Zealand won the Ruby Championship beating Argentina 35-17. This is the sixth time New Zealand winnings the trophy and their third consecutive time to claim the trophy. With one game left to play against South Africa, the All Blacks boast a commendable seven-point lead.
Coming off from a shock 34-36 defeat New Zealand were under severe pressure from South Africa, who had high hopes of overtaking All Blacks and winning the competition for the first time ever. But their failure to win a bonus point against Australia made things easier for New Zealand. On Saturday South Africa beat Australia 23-12. That result made the situation straightforward for the All Blacks, just needing a victory.
“I don’t know if we’re the finished product yet. They are a young team that were out there for large parts of tonight so it was pretty pleasing,” said New Zealand coach Steve Hansen.