Live updates: Rugby Championship – All Blacks v Argentina at Christchurch’s OrangeTheory Stadium

The Pumas have only ever beaten New Zealand once – during the 2020 Tri Nations competition – but piled a big loss on Australia in the last outing to take a points-difference lead in the Rugby Championship after two rounds.

Talismanic loose forward Pablo Matera is back on the ground where he enjoyed a fine Super Rugby Pacific season with the champions Crusaders, so his influence cannot be underestimated.

Argentina have never beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand … but never had Ireland and look how that ended.

Foster has been forced into one change to his Ellis Park line-up, with Beauden Barrett ruled out by a niggly neck injury and Blues understudy Stephen Perofeta eyeing a test debut off the bench.

Join us at 7:45 pm for the late kickoff, after the Wallabies v South Africa clash at Adelaide.

Odds TAB: NZ $ 1.07, Argentina $ 6.50, draw $ 31

All Blacks: 1-Ethan de Groot, 2-Samisoni Taukei’aho, 3-Tyrel Lomax, 4-Sam Whitelock, 5-Scott Barrett, 6-Shannon Frizell, 7-Sam Cane (c), 8-Ardie Savea, 9-Aaron Smith , 10-Richie Mo’unga, 11-Caleb Clarke, 12-David Havili, 13-Rieko Ioane, 14-Will Jordan, 15-Jordie Barrett

Reserves: 16-Codie Taylor, 17-George Bower, 18-Fletcher Newell, 19-Tupou Vaa’i, 20-Akira Ioane, 21-Finlay Christie, 22-Stephen Perofeta, 23-Quinn Tupaea

Argentina: 1-Thomas Gallo, 2-Julian Montoya (c), 3-Joel Sclavi, 4-Matias Alemanno, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 6-Juan Martin Gonzalez, 7-Marcos Kremer, 8-Pablo Matera, 9-Gonzalo Bertranou, 10 -Santiago Carreras, 11-Lucio Cinti, 12-Matias Orlando, 13-Matias Moroni, 14-Emiliano Boffelli, 15-Juan Cruz Mallia

Reserves: 16-Santiago Socino, 17-Mayco Vivas, 18-Eduardo Bello, 19-Guido Petti, 20-Santiago Grondona, 21-Tomas Cubeli, 22-Tomas Albornoz, 23-Santiago Cordero

More to come