All Blacks with the scrum on the Pumas 5m line. Can they finish with a bang?
New Zealand have another penalty. Argentina have only had around 25% possession and next to no territory.
CONVERSION! MO'UNGA! 0-31. Mo'unga converts superbly from the touchline.
TRY! NEW ZEALAND! JORDAN! 0-29. Jordan scores another long distance try, this time in the corner. Argentina have now tired. Jordan has been on the field for five minutes.
CONVERSION! MO'UNGA! 0-24. Another simple kick for Mo'unga.
TRY! NEW ZEALAND! JORDAN! 0-22. The All Blacks may not be able to score through phase play but a poor pass from Argentina allows Jordan to pick the ball up and run 40 meters to score.
Another line break by New Zealand but Mo'unga has nowhere to go from the next phase and Argentina turn it over.
Another kick, this time a grubber, from Mo'unga turns possession over. He has been really poor tonight, other than that one first half break.
Mo'unga with yet another cross-kick that goes too far. They really have overdone the kicking today
Penalty to New Zealand and they set the line-out up 15 meters from Argentina's line.
New Zealand will want to score two more tries for their bonus point here. If they don't then a win next week for either team with a bonus point will secure them the title.
Another opportunity goes down the drain as Smith loses the ball.
Argentina get a lucky bounce and eventually get some go-forward ball. But, Sam Cane is there to win a turnover penalty.
CONVERSION! MO'UNGA! 0-17. Easy kick for Mo'unga to add the extras.
TRY! NEW ZEALAND! SAVEA! 0-15. Savea is over as the All Blacks eventually convert a try-scoring opportunity.
Another penalty to New Zealand at the scrum again. All Blacks now have the line-out feed on the Pumas 5m line - can they convert?
All Blacks should score an easy try but Clarke knocks it on from a Smith pass. The All Black scrum-half isn't having his best game tonight.
New Zealand seem to lack ideas on attack. Quite the contrary to what we are used to from a New Zealand side.
What defence from Argentina. Savea is centimeters away from scoring but from there Argentina continue to push New Zealand back in the tackle. Eventually the men in black are pushed into touch.
All Blacks are so close to scoring through Clarke but they get the penalty. They will not take the three points as a scrum is selected on the Pumas 5m line.
It is early pressure from Argentina in the second half but the All Blacks defence holds firm.
KICK OFF! 0-10. We are underway in the second half.
Mo'unga misses what is in essence a very simple kick. It comes smashing off the upright and Argentina clear.
HALF TIME! 0-10. The All Blacks have been completely dominant and lead at the break. They probably should be further ahead but the Pumas have defended superbly. If the second half goes the same way the Argentine's will surely tire.
Mo'unga will kick at goal again after New Zealand get a penalty for maul collapse.
New Zealand can't find a way through so opt for the kick. But Argentina take a clean catch and clear.
All Blacks back on attack inside Argentina territory. Defence is holding firm from the Pumas at the moment. We are 14 phases into the attack.
Oh no! Argentina do well to get their maul going forward but once it stops and the ball comes out, they knock it on again. New Zealand can now clear from beneath their own uprights.
Argentina are going to have to find a way to get some possession in this match. They have had some ball over the last five minutes but haven't managed to do anything with it.
All Blacks have played all the rugby thus far. Argentina are defending manfully but surely this will take its toll later in the match, especially with this heat.
New Zealand dominate yet another scrum and this time go wide. Mo'unga breaks the defensive line and finds Clarke who has space but is in touch as he finishes.
New Zealand have been dominant at scrum time and they destroy the Pumas yet again. They can now clear their lines.
New Zealand mess up the kick off receipt which results in a line-out to the All Blacks 5 meters from their own line.
PENALTY! NEW ZEALAND! MO'UNGA! 0-10. The All Black 10 slots a simple kick.
CONVERSION! MO'UNGA! 0-7. Mo'unga slots a brilliant kick from the touchline to add the extras.
Sanchez loses the ball on attack just outside the All Blacks 22 and New Zealand are so close to scoring. However they come back for the penalty and New Zealand can stretch their lead.
TRY! NEW ZEALAND! COLES! 0-5. Coles goes over in the right-hand corner. Argentina just can't get out of their own 22 and eventually the defence breaks after 11 phases.
We are going to the TMO. Barrett scores but is there a knock-on?
No try. Scrum on the 5m line to Argentina.
New Zealand attack inside Argentina's half and take the ball through 11 phases. The Pumas however defend superbly and eventually put the All Blacks into touch.
Barrett pushes the kick well away to the right.
All Blacks win the scrum penalty and will kick at goal. 47 meters out, straight in front.
First scrum of the game goes to New Zealand as the Pumas knock it on at the back of the line-out just inside their own half.
It is worth mentioning that is a sweltering hot day in Sydney. Temperatures are hitting the mid to low 30's at the moment so the pace of the game may slow as we get into the match.
KICK OFF! 0-0. Time to get down to business folks! Beauden Barrett sends the ball high into the Sydney sky and we are underway.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Tri Nations fixture between Argentina and New Zealand at the McDonald Jones Stadium.
Argentina Starting Line-up & Subs: Argentina – 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Juan Cruz Mallía, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Felipe Ezcurra, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Lucas Paulos, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Mayco Vivas.
New Zealand Starting Line-up & Subs: All Blacks – 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Jordie Barrett, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody.
Subs: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Hoskins Sotutu, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Rieko Ioane, 23 Will Jordan
New Zealand were shocked by Argentina when they met two weeks ago. The 25-15 win for the Pumas were there first ever against the All Blacks.
Last week Argentina backed that result up with a 15-15 draw against Australia. Can the produce another huge performance this week?
The All Blacks have faced two weeks of immense criticism and that is unlike to subside whatever happens today. However, Foster will want his team to put in a big performance against a much-changed Argentina outfit.
All three teams are level on six points on the Tri Nations table. New Zealand sit top on points difference, followed by Argentina and finally Australia.
Another upset here today could see Argentina favourites to win their first ever Tri Nations/Rugby Championship title. Five points for New Zealand could all but secure the title for them, unless Argentina can match their result next week against Australia.
We are just over 10 minutes away from kick off here. Stay with us for all the live action.
The national anthems are done and Argentina are now lined up to face the Haka.
New Zealand lay out an All Black jersey with the name Maradona on the back in front of the Argentine side in a sign of respect for the football legend.