Two losses in a row for the All Blacks for first time since 2011

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All Blacks coach Ian Foster.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster.
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There's no getting away from the fact that Argentina thoroughly deserved their 25-10 win over the All Blacks during their Tri Nations encounter in Sydney on Saturday.

But most rugby lovers would have assumed that a side that had lost to Australia a week before and who were facing a team that had not played an international match in 13 months would have been overwhelming favourites. 

That's even more true due to the fact that New Zealand don't often get beaten twice in a row.

In fact, you'd have to go back to 2011 for the last time that happened.

Then, the All Blacks lost to 18-5 to South Africa in Port Elizabeth and 25-20 to Australia the following week at SunCorp Stadium during the 2011 Tri Nations. 

That year, they finished second in the tournament behind Australia.

It's not been plain sailing for the mighty All Blacks since their semi-final loss to England at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

During that time they have played six matches, won three and drawn one to put Ian Foster under early pressure as head coach.

Their next match is against Argentina on 28 November. 

It's one they will need to win. 

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

 

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