The All Blacks were given another scare by the winless Pumas, who held a 22-15 second-half advantage. Nehe Milner-Skudder and Anton Lienert-Brown scored early tries for New Zealand but six points from the boot of Nicolas Sanchez and a huge penalty from Emiliano Boffelli kept the visitors in touch.
Israel Dagg went over before the break to extend the lead only for Sanchez to touch down on the last play of the half. Everything appeared to be going Argentina's way when Barrett was sin-binned and Sanchez put them seven points clear, but the 14-man All Blacks drew level through Vaea Fifita's converted score.
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