The All Blacks have all however secured the Tri Nations title following a 38-Zero bonus-point victory over Argentina in Newcastle.
New Zealand’s five-try shut-out on Saturday evening will depart the Wallabies and Pumas going via the motions in subsequent week’s closing match of the event.
The All Blacks jumped 5 factors clear on the competitors desk after two tries in three minutes from substitute Will Jordan halfway via the second half secured victory at McDonald Jones Stadium.
To grab the trophy, the Wallabies must beat the Pumas by 101 factors in Sydney, Alternatively, the Pumas should defeat the Wallabies by 93 factors after conceding 4 second-half tries on Saturday evening.
“We weren’t medical. Too many errors after we acquired the ball,” stated Pumas captain Pablo Matera. “Some foolish errors in defence as effectively.”
After dropping to Argentina and the Wallabies, the All Blacks entered the sport on the again of two straight defeats for the primary time since 2011. A 3rd consecutive slip-up would have positioned coach Ian Foster beneath immense strain to maintain his job.
However Jordan’s tries got here after hooker Dane Coles crossed for the one five-pointer of the opening half to offer the All Blacks a 10-Zero lead on the break. Ardie Savea and Patrick Tuipulotu put the icing on the cake for the All Blacks.