He didn't hit it very well, but it went through. ABs lead 11-6.
Another stoppage in play now as we wait for the Pumas to pack down a scrum on halfway.
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.
The teams are back out there and we are ready for the second half scrap.
The All Blacks have not done what they would have hoped, which is shut the Pumas out by halftime. They are still very much in it, and so are the crowd who are still in a very buoyant mood.
Charlie Faumuina is on for the ABs in place of Owen Franks.
Hernandez has a shocker from the kick off as the ball sails straight out. ABs will pack down a scrum on halfway.
Faumuina gets pinged for a penalty before the ball is even put in. Sanchez will kick for goal from halfway again. This could put the Pumas back in the lead.
Great kick from 52m. Pumas are infront.
43 MINS - ALL BLACKS 11 ARGENTINA 12
The ABs may be able to regain the lead immediately. Nice break through midfield by Conrad Smith and from the resulting maul the ABs earn a penalty.
Cruden slots it from 30m and straight infront. ABs back in front.
53 MINS - ALL BLACKS 19 ARGENTINA 12
The Pumas kick in behind the ABs and Aaron Smith scrambles back to control the situation. Eventually it is hoisted away down field and now the Pumas are bringing it back with interest.
But a loose pass from Camacho ruins the party. It flies into touch and the ABs have a lineout.
Whitelock has the ball on halfway and is hit late by the Pumas. A huge roar goes around the ground, there is a bit of pushing and shoving and the ABs end up with a penalty.
Cruden kicks for touch and the ABs are now in a very promising position.
Whitelock takes the ball down and they spread it wide to Ben Smith.
No luck there, they spread it back wide left. Six metres short now, Pumas standing strong.
Working their way closer through Andrew Hore. 2m out now.