WATCH | Aaron Smith on All Blacks shock loss to Pumas

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The rugby world was left stunned on Saturday when Argentina, a team that had not played an international since last year's World Cup beat the All Blacks in a Tri Nations encounter in Sydney.

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The Argentians, some of whom had to endure months away from their family in quarantine, beat New Zealand 25-15 in an epic encounter where heroic defence and unending determination saw them home.

Naturally, the backlash against the All Blacks has been severe with many pundits expecting an easy win for New Zealand.

That included former All Black legend, John Kirwan who said New Zealand would cruise home by 40 points.

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After the match, starting scrumhalf Aaron Smith was asked about the result.

"It's pretty raw, pretty fresh," said Smith. 

"We were disappointed in the performance. We are going to have to learn and to learn fast. It's two weeks in a row now (losses) and that's not good enough. It's pretty tough," he added.

Smith went on to say that Argentina were eager and desperate for victory while the All Blacks' discipline let them down.

Watch the rest of the interview below:

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