New Zealand and Australia claim home wins
Rugby Championship round-up:Two late tries from wingers Julian Savea and Cory Jane gave the All Blacks a 21-5 victory over Argentina in their Rugby Championship match that was disrupted by a power cut in Wellington on Saturday.
Wellington Regional Stadium, which sits on land adjacent to the port, was plunged into darkness during the half-time break because of the outage, which delayed the start of the second half by around 15 minutes.
Outhalf Aaron Cruden added three penalties and converted Jane’s try for the All Blacks, while Rodrigo Roncero scored the Pumas only points with a first-half try.
Australia got their campaign back on track with a scrappy 26-19 victory
over South Africa, coming back from a first-half deficit in Perth to register a fifth successive win over the Springboks.
Back-to-back losses to the All Blacks in their first two matches of the inaugural competition had made this a must win test for the Wallabies and their coach Robbie Deans.
After a poor first half where they fell behind to Springbok winger Bryan Habana's 42nd Test try, scores from forwards Scott Higginbotham and Ben Alexander and a perfect kicking display from Berrick Barnes just about got them across the line.
South Africa, who drew 16-16 with Argentina in their last outing, had the edge at the setpiece and put in plenty of powerful running but lacked a spark in the backline to take advantage of the pressure they created.