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'Like winning Lotto' - Hansen

Having young players put under pressure while still coming out with a 20-16 win over Argentina had been like winning Lotto, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said after the Investec Rugby Championship win in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT).
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All Blacks defence holds Argentina out

Dogged, determined defence, much of it in the hands of new All Blacks substituted in the final quarter, held out Argentina for a 20-16 win in their Investec Rugby Championship Test in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT).
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Captain Cane confident All Blacks are ready

All Blacks captain for the opening Investec Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT), Sam Cane is confident the side has prepared as well as it can, especially with new players being introduced.
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Adaptation will be important for All Blacks

Rain forecast for Buenos Aires is likely to determine tactics in the All Blacks' opening game of the Investec Rugby Championship, against Argentina on Sunday (NZT).
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French referees dominate All Blacks pool games

French referees will control the first three All Blacks matches of the Rugby World Cup starting in September.
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Zinzan Brooke: Acid goes on pack trio to handle the heat

It’s a big outing for the likes of Vaea Fifita, Patrick Tuipulotu and Ofa Tuungafasi in the pack this weekend.
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PREVIEW: All Blacks vs Argentina (Buenos Aires)

The All Blacks kick off their Investec Rugby Championship campaign against a Pumas side buoyed by the success of their sole Super Rugby side the Jaguares in Buenos Aires this weekend.
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Future still on All Blacks' minds

World Cups and Investec Rugby Championships aside, Sunday's (NZT) Test with Argentina is a look at the prospective future of All Blacks rugby.
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Argentina lean on Jaguares to meet All Blacks

Only two non-Jaguares players, first five-eighths Nicolas Sanchez and prop Juan Figallo, have been included in Argentina's starting XV for Sunday's (NZT) Investec Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Buenos Aires.
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Smith warns of tough Test in Buenos Aires

Eighty-two Test All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith is expecting Argentina to offer their toughest Investec Rugby Championship challenge when they meet in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
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All Blacks prepare for confident Pumas side

Acknowledging the increased confidence of Argentina and remembering the tight contests against them in recent seasons are key factors in the All Blacks preparation for Sunday's (NZT) Investec Rugby Championship Test in Buenos Aires.
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Maori All Blacks looking for better effort

Expect an improved performance from the Maori All Blacks when they play their return game with Fiji at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday.
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Scrum changes embraced by All Blacks

As well as looking to gel as quickly as possible as a unit in their Rugby Championship Test opener against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT) the All Blacks pack will also be attempting to deal with changed scrummaging laws.
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Ta'avao relishing his chance with All Blacks

Enjoying being part of the initial All Blacks squad for 2019 has made prop Angus Ta'avao feel more a part of the side as they prepare for the Investec Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT).
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