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Argentina beat All Blacks, result, Michael Cheika, Ian Foster, highlights, New Zealand rugby

A week after Ian Foster was confirmed as head coach, the All Blacks were back on the same stage after Michael Cheka’s Pumas shocked New Zealand at home.

With 6 penalties from Emiliano Boffelli and a try from Juan Martin Gonzalez, Argentina won 25-18 in impressive fashion. It is the second time in their history that they have defeated the blacks.

Los Pumas beat the All Blacks for the first time in their history in 2020 at Parramatta. The win came courtesy of Cheka under Mario Ledesma.

Former Wales coach Michael Cheka's Argentina recorded their first win against the All Blacks on New Zealand soil.  Photo: AFP
Former Wales coach Michael Cheka’s Argentina recorded their first win against the All Blacks on New Zealand soil. Photo: AFPSource: AFP

But the former Wallis coach, who stepped down following the 2019 World Cup, coached the All Blacks directly for the first time. In 2015, he won his first test as Wallabies coach with the All Blacks.

The loss will immediately shift the focus to Foster, who was confirmed by New Zealand Rugby for the World Cup two weeks ago.

The All Blacks will be up against Argentina a week after confirming Ian Foster as head coach for the World Cup. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

The endorsement by New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson came after the All Blacks snapped a three-match unbeaten run with a 35-23 win over the Springboks at Ellis Park.

The defeat came in Christchurch – the city that Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson calls home and in 2010 He led the Crusaders to six Super Rugby titles in 2017.

Ian Foster’s future will inevitably come up for discussion again. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

The All Blacks may have scored the opening try through winger Samisoni Taukiaho, but they were under a lot of pressure in the opening 20 minutes.

Two penalties either side of Galemota in the 11th minute gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half, but a penalty to Richie Mounga and a try by winger Caleb Clark put the All Blacks ahead.

But two more penalties against Bofelli saw the visitors trail 15-12 going into half-time.

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Juan Martin Gonzalez scores against the All Blacks at Orange Theory Stadium in Christchurch on August 27, 2022. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Los Pumas took the lead early in the second half when Richie Mounga gave the home side some breathing room and Gonzalez’s try was converted by Bofeli.

In the 57th and 66th minutes, the penalties scored by Bofeli allowed the visitors to score a goal.

The All Blacks had a chance to win late on and settled on the home line in Argentina. But a free-kick from Cody Taylor was crucial and Argentina got the better of it before kicking the ball.

Cheka is credited with turning Los Pumas around. His defensive coach is David Kidwell.

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