Great scrum this time from the Pumas. So strong, and the ABs have to concede a penalty. Sanchez will kick at goal.
That was scrummaging to perfection from the Pumas. The All Blacks' pack couldn't deal with it. Too much pressure and power.
Sanchez lands the penalty. ABs lead 11-9. It's a battle out there.
A messy phase just ends with an Argentinian knock on. Both sides had little dabbles into opposition territory without making a clean break through. It ends with a scrum on halfway to the All Blacks.
Five minutes to go till halftime and it has been a very even encounter. The Pumas have been right in this and have stopped the ABs finding any sense of rhythm. They build again now just over halfway.
But it's been very scrappy. Handling errors and scrums have dominated, with the slippery conditions proving difficult for both teams.
We're back in scrumtown. ABs feed on halfway.
Cruden very nearly breaks the line but is pulled down in the nick of time. Into the last minute now.
Cruden kicks and the scrambling Pumas defender knocked it on. This scrum will be the last play of the half.
And that brings down the curtain on the first half. The All Blacks lead 11-9.
A really tough 40 minutes. The ABs are in front by a couple, but are not looking very comfortable. It's all to play for in the second half.