Sunday, October 9, 2011

12bET Tips New Zealand vs Argentina 10/9 3:30PM GMT+8

Argentina has never beaten New Zealand despite a few close calls at Buenos Aires, but this weekend would be a hell of a time to break that duck.
VENUE: Eden Park, Auckland
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Played 13: New Zealand 12, Argentina 0, drawn 1
HEAD-TO-HEAD IN WORLD CUPS: Played 1: New Zealand 1, Argentina 0
LAST TIME:June 25, 2006 (Buenos Aires): Argentina 19-25 New Zealand

After his four-try spectacular at Wellington, Zac Guildford was ruled out of this match with a minor hamstring issue suffered at Tuesday training. Richie McCaw will play this match after missing the last, and the whole world knows about Daniel Carter. Israel Dagg (thigh) and Richard Kahui (hamstring) were also ruled out, so Mils Muliaina, who had a solid hit-out against Canada but might have been confined to a bench role, will become the second All Black to reach 100 Tests when he starts. The forward pack probably did not present too many selection room problems, but juggling the backline would have occupied a little more time.
There were no surprise selections in the Argentina team, with all the big guns who were rested for Georgia back in the starting line-up and Rodrigo Roncero recovered from a thigh strain. The team differs in only one place from the side that played Scotland, with that one spot being at No.8 where the injured Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has been replaced.


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