Just over fifteen minutes till kick-off now and you all know what that means: STAT TIME. Try these puppies on for size.
* While they may never have beaten the All Blacks, Argentina can boast that they have managed to score a try against them in nine of the last 10 games. The last time the All Blacks held Argentina try-less was in Buenos Aires in 1991.
* The last time these sides met in Hamilton was in 2004 when the All Blacks won 41-7. Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Richie McCaw and Dan Carter are the only All Blacks remaining from that game, although Carter was on the bench that day and never took the field.
* Argentina have won 87 percent of their lineouts and just 60 percent of their scrums in their first two Rugby Championship games against South Africa this year.
* French referee Jerome Garces has officiated in one previous test match involving the All Blacks, which was last November's game against Scotland in Edinburgh. In that game the All Blacks were penalised 12 times (including a yellow card) while Scotland conceded just seven penalties.
* If the All Blacks can win this weekend they will equal France's record for the most test wins (382). However, the All Blacks will have achieved this in 504 test matches whereas France have played 695 test matches for their 382 wins.
Weather check: Perfect conditions. Wind has died down, a little bit of moisture on the pitch but should be perfect for running rugby.
Both teams are out on the field now and the Hamilton faithful are showing their appreciation via cheers, screams and cowbells.
National anthem time. First up are Argentina, lets see what they're packing.
The first word that springs to mind is beautiful. Fine rendition from a very well dressed South American gent. Plenty of soul, bounce, spirit and strong finish. Seemed to drag on a bit is my only complaint. Will be tough to beat. 8/10.
Kiwi Nick Afoa belts out a healthy tune for New Zealand and is playing it straight down the middle. Clear, concise, and lifting. Good Maori verse, better english verse. Not quite enough to win it though. 7/10. First blood to the Pumas.
Haka time now and it's led by Sir Richie.
As always, the haka was great. Richie did a fine job, with nice help from the support crew. The Pumas look fired up. We are ready to go.
Oh dear. Shocker start for the Pumas. From the kick off they put it out on the full. AB's scrum on halfway.
The ABs go left off the scrum through Dan Carter but he fires away a forward pass to Dagg. Two minutes in, two unforced errors.
Good scrum from the Pumas now pushing the ABs back over halfway.
Ref is playing advantage for the Pumas and finally comes back for it. Good early signs of strength from the Argie forward pack.
Whitelock turns over the lineout with a huge jump. Carter kicks for touch and gets good distance. Puma lineout on halfway.
Sanchez puts up a huge Gary Owen but Savea deals with it well.
What a start for the Pumas. Saili dropped an easy pass, the ball was quickly pushed out to Juan Leguizamon and he strolled to the line untouched.
Sanchez makes no mistake with the conversion. 7-0 to Argentina.
Very shaky start for the ABs. Two glaring errors in the first five minutes. One proved very costly.
Andrew Hore puts one down now. Butter fingers everywhere tonight.
A shower of light drizzle has just come down in Hamilton, which could add to some more fumbling. ABs now earn a penalty after a scrappy lineout.
Carter will have a pop at goal. Could this be his 1400th test point?
Yes he can. Carter slots it, the ABs are on the board. 7-3 Argentina after 11 minutes.
ABs enjoy an extended period of possession, but eventually run it into touch through Luatua. 20 seconds left.