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FACTBOX-Rugby-New Zealand v Argentina - Rugby Championship test
September 7, 2017 / 8:04 AM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-New Zealand v Argentina - Rugby Championship test

WELLINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Factbox on Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and Argentina on Saturday:

When: Sept. 9, 7.35 pm local (0735 GMT)

Where: Taranaki Regional Stadium, New Plymouth (Capacity: 25,500)

Referee: Angus Gardiner (Australia)

Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Matthew Carley (Wales); TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Damian McKenzie, 14-Israel Dagg, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 12-Sonny Bill Williams, 11-Nehe Milner-Skudder, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-TJ Perenara, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Ardie Savea, 6-Vaea Fifita, 5-Brodie Retallick, 4-Luke Romano, 3-Nepo Laulala, 2-Dane Coles, 1-Joe Moody.

Replacements: 16-Codie Taylor, 17-Wyatt Crockett, 18-Ofa Tu‘ungafasi, 19-Scott Barrett, 20-Sam Cane, 21-Tawera Kerr Barlow, 22-Lima Sopoaga, 23-Ngani Laumape.

ARGENTINA

World ranking: 10

Coach: Daniel Hourcade

Captain: Agustin Creevy

Team: 15-Joaquin Tuculet, 14-Santiago Cordero, 13-Matias Moroni, 12-Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11-Emiliano Boffelli, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Tomas Cubelli, 8-Benjamin Macome, 7-Javier Ortega Desio, 6-Pablo Matera, 5-Matias Alemanno, 4-Guido Petti, 3-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2-Agustin Creevy (captain), 1-Lucas Noguera Paz

Replacements: 16-Julian Montoya, 17-Santiago Garcia Botta, 18-Enrique Pieretto, 19-Marcos Kremer, 20-Tomas Lezana, 21-Martin Landajo, 22-Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23-Matias Orlando

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 24

New Zealand wins: 23

Draws: 1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2016 New Zealand 36-17 Argentina Buenos Aires

2016 New Zealand 57-22 Argentina Hamilton

2015 New Zealand 26-16 Argentina London *

2015 New Zealand 39-18 Argentina Christchurch

2014 New Zealand 34-13 Argentina La Plata

* World Cup match (Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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