- Publish Date
- Monday, 21 September 2015, 6:23AM
The All Blacks have had to dig deep to beat Argentina 26-16 in their Rugby World Cup opener at Wembley.
They have never before lost a World Cup pool game or a test to Argentina and it was the biggest ever crowd at a World Cup game with 89,019 attending.
They trailed 13-12 at half-time and captain Richie McCaw and centre Conrad Smith sinbinned.
McCaw was yellow carded for tripping.
The Pumas extended their lead to 16-12 early in the second half before Aaron Smith scored the All Blacks first try in the 57th minute.
Sam Cane crossed in the final quarter to secure the win.
First five Dan Carter kicked four penalties and two conversions while lock Guido Petti dotted for the Pumas in the first half and Nicolas Sanchez kicking three penalties and a conversion.