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All Blacks defeat Pumas 41 - 7

June 26th, 2004

New Zealand 41 defeated Argentina 7 in a one-off test match played at Waikato Stadium on Saturday.

The All Blacks opened the scoring with a try to Mose Tuali’i after Chris Jack broke through the mid field. Argentina were quick to strike with a try to Federico Aramburu as a result of an intercept near the All Black line.

First five-eighth Andrew Mehrtens, making his first test start for more than one year and a half, started off poorly. From the initial kickoff Mehrtens kicked the ball out on the full and the interception of his pass lead to the Argentine try. He did kick well scoring 16 points with a 100% strike rate.
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Wales defeat Argentina 35 - 20

June 19th, 2004

A much improved Welsh team was able to turn around from last weeks loss and win convincingly against the Pumas. The star player for the Welsh was Shane Williams who scored three first half trys.

The Welsh victory was the only win by a northern hemisphere team over the past two weekends.

Argentina - Tries: Martin Aramburu, Omar Hasan, Lucas Borges. Conversion: Hernan Senillosa. Penalty: Senillosa.

Wales - Tries: Shane Williams (3), Jamie Robinson. Conversions: Gavin Henson (3). Penalties: Henson (3).