New Zealand eased to a 36-10 win against Argentina in Buenos Aires to secure a fifth Rugby Championship victory in six years.

All Blacks seal Rugby Championship

All Blacks seal Rugby Championship

The All Blacks had already been assured the title courtesy of an earlier 27-27 draw between South Africa and Australia in Bloemfontein on Saturday, but put the icing on the cake with a dominant display against the Pumas.

Kieran Read's brace of tries were added to by winger Waisake Naholo and full-back Damian McKenzie as New Zealand lead 29-3 at the half-time interval.

The second half turned into a scrappy affair as Juan Manuel Leguizamon pulled a try back for Argentina, while Read and Matt Todd were sin-binned.

However, debutant David Havili grabbed a try for the All Blacks' after the hooter had sounded to finish the game on a high note.

Afterwards, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said: "We ended up with a half of rugby that we aren't overly excited about.

"But we've got some great lessons out of it for a young group of players - losing your skipper was great for us because we ended up needing someone to lead the team.

"I'm very proud we came here and played very well in the first half and did things right. It's a difficult place to play."


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