TWO tries to powerhouse winger Julian “The Bus” Savea propelled the All Blacks to a convincing 28-9 win over Argentina at a rain-soaked McLean Park in Napier.
Savea crossed in each half as the hosts scored four tries to make light of a poor kicking display by five-eighth Beauden Barrett in the Rugby Championship Test.
Barrett, making his first start in the No. 10 jersey, landed only one of his five attempts at goal but laid on two tries and had a hand in a third to more than balance the ledger.
The wet conditions made handling difficult and both sides were guilty of a host of errors in a largely uninspiring first half played in steady drizzle.