New Zealand beats Argentina 36-17 in Rugby Championship

BY foxsports • October 1, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) New Zealand took 28 minutes to break down Argentina's defense then ran in five tries within 15 minutes either side halftime to set up a 36-17 win over the Pumas in a Rugby Championship test on Sunday.

Rookie center Anton Lienert-Brown scored the first try and gave the last pass in three others as the All Blacks took a commanding 29-3 lead to halftime after leading 3-0 with almost a half-hour gone.

But the match became bogged down in the second half as South African referee Jaco Peyper dished out a string of penalties against New Zealand and sent two All Blacks to the sin-bin.

After trailing 36-3 in the 44th minute, the Pumas cut New Zealand's margin with two late tries.

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