The Pumas vs. All Blacks, today LIVE for the Rugby World Cup: schedule, where to watch and training

The Pumas will face the All Blacks for the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup 2023. After the defeat against England in their debut, those led by Michael Cheika righted their course and managed to get into the top four of the World Cup in France. The match will start at 16.00 (Argentina time) and can be seen live on ESPN, Star+ y Public TV. Follow it live by Olé: preview, news, minute by minute, training, videos and more.

The Pumas vs. All Blacks, today LIVE and ONLINE for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Key for Los Pumas: New Zealand is no longer invincible

Not only for Argentina. For example, Ireland could not beat them and since 2016 they have won five, two in 2022. Before they used to finish undefeated or with one, at most two defeats. But since 2021 they have nine losses (one against Los Pumas) and one draw. In this World Cup, in fact, they lost to France. Furthermore, they came to the Cup surrounded by criticism, but we must accept that the victory in the quarterfinals against Ireland (they won by scratch) gave them a huge boost, and their public believed in them again.

The close antecedent of Los Pumas vs. All Blacks

Honestly – and we can attest – since always and until about five years ago, it was thought that It was impossible to beat the All Blacks. He could be close, like on 21-21 of 85 in Ferro, on 20-24 of 2001 in River with Maradona at the Monumental and the Topper shirt that he gave him Olebut they always won, they never got out of control even if they were losing.

But these Pumas of today were the ones who crossed the barrier, broke that stage fright, showed that it is possible: in the 2020 THE they won 25-15 in Sydney and 2022, 25-18 in New Zealand. So there is no such thing as a heavy backpack, you can.

The All Blacks’ memory of Maradona in the run-up to the match vs. The Pumas

This Thursday afternoon, one day before the first semi-final of the Cup, the All Blacks sent out a tweet remembering when, in 2020, three days after the death of Diego Armando Maradona, they played revenge (for the first defeat in the history against Los Pumas, 25-19 on 11/25) against the National Team and They presented the black t-shirt with the surname Maradona as an offering.

The last five crossings between New Zealand – Argentina

  • 12/09/2021 en Gold Coast, Australia, Rugby Championship: New Zealand 39-0 Argentina.
  • 18/09/2021 en Brisbane, Australia, Rugby Championship: New Zealand 36-13 Argentina.
  • 08/27/2022 in Christchurch, New Zealand, Rugby Championship: Argentina 25-18 New Zealand.
  • 09/03/2022 in Hamilton, New Zealand, Rugby Championship: New Zealand 53-3 Argentina.
  • 08/07/2023 in Mendoza, Rugby Championship: New Zealand 41-12 Argentina.

The history between Los Pumas and All Blacks

New Zealand and Argentina faced each other 36 times in official matches since 1985. The Oceanic team won in 33 occasions, Los Pumas in of theand there was only a tie.

This is the fourth time that the two teams will meet at a World Cup: the All Blacks and Los Pumas met in 1987 in the group stage, where New Zealand won 46-15. Then, in 2011, during the quarterfinals, New Zealand also won 33-10 and in 2015, in the group stage, the Oceanians won 26-16.

New Zealand has the record for the biggest victory (+85): it was 93-8 in June 1997 in Wellington. Meanwhile, Argentina achieved its biggest victory (+10) in the historic 25-15 in November 2020 in Sydney, during the Rugby Championship that was played entirely in Australia due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who will be the referee of Los Pumas vs. All Blacks and the reason why they are excited?

The Pumas vs. All Blacks will be refereed by the Australian Angus Gardner. Gardner was the referee for the historic victory of Argentina against New Zealandin the 2020 Three Nations, by 25 to 15. He was also a referee for the most recent match, in which New Zealand won 41-12 for the Rugby Championship in July.

The All Blacks’ path to the 2023 Rugby World Cup semi-final

New Zealand also lost in the debut against France (27-13) and then they beat Namibia (71-3), Italia (96-17) y Uruguay (73-0), to enter the top 8 and beat a tough Ireland (28-24) in the direct eliminatory.

The path of Los Pumas to the semifinals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup

The Pumaswho achieved their best performance in France, but in 2007 when they were third, for this edition they fell with England (27-10) and beat Samoa (19-10), Chile (59-5) y Japan (39-27) in the regular phase. They came second in the group. In the quarterfinals, they eliminated Gales (29-17).

  • 10-27 vs. England
  • 19-10 vs. Samoa
  • 59-5 vs. Chile
  • 39-27 vs. Japan
  • 29-17 vs. Gales

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The formation of All Blacks vs. The Pumas, for the semifinals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup

In search of his fifth final, head coach Foster recovers two key players, such as Sam Whitelock, the New Zealander with the most caps (151), and left wing Mark Tele’a, who completed the internal sanction imposed by the group and who appears as a serious threat thanks to his three tries in two games. In this way, the All Blacks will come out with:

  1. Ethan De Groot
  2. Codie Taylor
  3. Tyrel Lomax
  4. Sam Whitelock
  5. Scott Barrett
  6. Shannon Frizell
  7. Sam Cane -captain-
  8. Ardie Savea
  9. Aaron Smith
  10. Richie Mounga
  11. Mark Tele’a
  12. Jordie Barrett
  13. Rieko Ioane
  14. Will Jordan
  15. Beauden Barrett

The formation of Los Pumas vs. All Blacks, for the 2023 Rugby World Cup semi-finals

With a modification with respect to the XV that has just defeated Wales 29-17 in Marseille, which will be that of Mendoza scrum-half Gonzalo Bertranou for Tomás Cubelli, the Los Pumas starters looking for the third semi-final to be the charm will be:

  1. Thomas Gallo
  2. Julián Montoya -captain-
  3. Francisco Gómez Kodela
  4. Guido Petti
  5. Tomás Lavanini
  6. Juan Martin Gonzalez
  7. Marcos Kremer
  8. Facundo Isa
  9. Gonzalo Bertranou
  10. Santiago Carreras
  11. Matthew Carreras
  12. Santiago Chocobares
  13. Lucio Cinti
  14. Emiliano Boffelli
  15. Juan Cruz Mallía

How to watch LIVE and ONLINE the match between Los Pumas vs. All Blacks, for the 2023 Rugby World Cup semi-finals?

The match of Los Pumas vs. All Blacks for the 2023 Rugby World Cup semi-finals can be seen live on ESPN, Star+ y Public TV.

What time do Los Pumas vs. All Blacks, for the 2023 Rugby World Cup semi-finals?

The Pumas will face the All Blacks for the semi-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup at the Stade de France this Friday October 20 from the 16.00 (Argentina time) with the arbitration of the Australian Angus Gardner.

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