All Blacks dominate world rugby 'team of the week' after Pumas pummelling

The All Blacks' dominance against Argentina in Nelson hasn't gone unnoticed, with a whopping nine player's named in Planet Rugby's team of the week.

Off the back of home and away victories against the Wallabies last month, Steve Hansen's men continued their stranglehold on the Rugby Championship, surging to a 46-24 win over the Pumas at Trafalgar Park.

As a result, nine of the All Blacks' starting XV made the cut, with New Zealand's quality across the park represented.

In the outside backs, both Ben Smith and Nehe Milner-Skudder's stellar efforts were acknowledged, both named at fullback and right wing respectively.

Rookie centre Jack Goodhue was given the nod in the number 13 jersey, beating out competition from Australia's Reece Hodge, after the Wallabies' win over South Africa.

Steve Hansen and Ian Foster said the young first-five will learn from the experience. Source: 1 NEWS

Halfback TJ Perenara was selected as the weekend's best halfback, however he was run close by Australia's Will Genia.

The entire loose forward trio of Kieran Read, Ardie Savea and Shannon Frizell were all selected, with the latter impressing many in his first start as an All Black.

The All Blacks loose forward shone in last night's 46-24 win. Source: 1 NEWS

Front rowers Codie Taylor and Karl Tu'inukuafe were the final All Blacks inclusions in the side, as the New Zealand scrum nullified the much renowned Pumas set piece to claim victory.

Worryingly for the All Blacks' next opponents South Africa, no Springboks were named in the XV chosen.

Team of the week: 15. Ben Smith (NZ), 14. Nehe Milner-Skudder (NZ), 13. Jack Goodhue (NZ), 12. Matt Toomua (AUS), 11. Ramiro Moyano (ARG), 10. Nicolas Sanchez (ARG), 9. TJ Perenara (NZ), 8. Kieran Read (NZ), 7. Ardie Savea (NZ), 6. Shannon Frizell (NZ), 5. Tomas Lavanini (ARG), 4. Rory Arnold (AUS), 3. Allan Alaalatoa (AUS), 2. Codie Taylor (NZ), 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe.

Frizell had a big outing against Argentina which he topped off with a try in front of his adopted hometown fans. Source: 1 NEWS


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