Chris Rattue runs the rule over the stars and the flops from the All Blacks' win over Argentina.

All Blacks

Ben Smith 8

His most muscular test. And a few winning moments. One kicking error.

Israel Dagg 6
Tidy at best, not much influence.


Anton Lienert-Brown 9
The future is here. Brilliant test, heavily involved in scoring. Looks a natural.

Ryan Crotty 7
Odd big moment - got outside Moroni to set up Perenara try.

Julian Savea 6
Sluggish when given half chances.

Beauden Barrett 7
Poor kicking game. Nice passes in try moves. Not scared of rolling up the sleeves.

TJ Perenara 9
The fourth loose forward, and a very good one. Sparked and scored tries. Rugged game suited him.

Kieran Read 7
Okay with the ball but not all that inspirational in leading his side out of a second half hole.

Ardie Savea 9
Magnificent. So much energy throughout, and prominent when the game was won in the first half.

Liam Squire 6
Not a big involvement and yellow card events worked against him, leaving him off the field.

Brodie Retallick 8
Huge start. Subbed early but made his mark. One big run, bumping off the formidable Isa.

Patrick Tuipulotu 8
Hurled himself into the game and one particularly powerful run. Kick-off receptions need work.

Owen Franks 7
Scrum went well, when it was 8 v 8.

Dane Coles 7
Looked for work but after fine early run through the middle, didn't shine in brutal battle.

Joe Moody 8
Probably his most active test - lots of tackles and showed a bit with the ball.

Codie Taylor (Coles, 70m) -
Token gesture considering the game was unravelling.
Wyatt Crockett (Squire, 52m) 5
Lazy on defence and didn't grab the ball. Okay in tough scrum situation.
Ofa Tu'ungafasi (Franks, 64m) 6
One solid little charge.
Sam Whitelock (Retallick, 48m) 6
Tackled away, and grabbed loose ball to release the Pumas' grip.
Elliot Dixon (Read 76m) -
The evidence is scant, but seems to be struggling to make the grade so far
Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Perenara, 69m) 5
Lima Sopoaga (Barrett, 76m) -
Wonder what players really think of these token gestures.
Damian McKenzie (Crotty, 50m) 6
The golden one had mixed debut with match disintegrating. Hurled into the trenches, did okay, odd nice move, but late mistakes.

Two of the game's best players - Ardie Savea and Facundo Isa. Photo / Getty
Two of the game's best players - Ardie Savea and Facundo Isa. Photo / Getty


Joaquin Tuculet 7

Got the late try and quite a lot of running.

Santiago Cordero 5
Horrible miss on Lienert-Brown in Smith try, but jinking run helped launch Pumas' best stanza.

Matias Moroni 6
Crotty got away from him but among the better Pumas and brave try-saving tackle on Dagg.

Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 4
Soft defence, couple of horrible kicks with one leading to Coles try.

Ramiro Moyano 5
Not much to report.

Nicolas Sanchez 5
Failed to take command of kicking game which put Pumas behind the 8-ball. Little man defended heroically.

Martin Landajo 5
Not much strategy and overshadowed by his replacement's vigour.

Facundo Isa 10
The ox. Staggering match with the ball - huge workload. Even offloads. Man of the match in defeat. Gets a rare 10 despite a couple of errors which were probably due to exhaustion.

Javier Ortega Desio 6
Essentially a defensive role which he did fairly well.

Pablo Matera 7
Solid game, although he didn't get far when he had the ball.

Matias Alemanno 5
Didn't figure highly.

Guido Petti 7
Went into the game with injury concerns and responded with good all round game.

Ramiro Herrera 5
Argentina needed more ball carrying from their tight forwards in the first half.

Agustin Creevy 6
Mixed bag from the great hooker. Prominent, but also scruffy including pivotal lineout stuff up which conceded a try.

Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 5
Workmanlike. The Pumas' scrum dominance only arrived after All Black yellow cards.

Julian Montoya (Creevy, 50m) 7
Made a bit of a mark driving the ball forward.
Lucas Noguera (Chaparro, 52m) 5
Not much impact apart from in the scrum madness.
Enrique Pieretto (Herrera, 64m) 5
Worked hard as the Pumas enjoyed the best of the game.
Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Matera, 65m) 5
Did the Pumas dominate the second half, or fail to fully take advantage of their position?
Leonardo Senatore (Alemanno, 57m) 5
Ditto Leguizamon.
Tomas Cubelli (Landajo, 56m) 8
One player who did make a difference. Lots of excellent running - the mess suited him.
Jeronimo de la Fuente (Sanchez, 69m) 5
No time to orchestrate anything.
Matias Orlando (Moyano, 76m) -