Argentina vs New Zealand All Blacks takes place today Friday, October 20, 2023, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 BST. The Stade de France in Paris will host the match.
Argentina was the first team to reach the last four after defeating Wales 29-17 at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Soon after, the All Blacks ended Ireland’s winning streak of 17 Test matches and sent Andy Farrell’s side crashing out of the tournament with a 28-24 victory.
Argentina vs New Zealand – 2023 Rugby World Cup semi-final info:
Date: Friday, October 20
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Kick-off: 21:00 local (20:00 BST, 19:00 GMT)
How to watch Argentina vs New Zealand
TV channel: In the UK, the game is available to watch live and free to air in the UK on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 7.30 pm.
Pumas beat Wales
Los Pumas trailed Warren Gatland’s side 10-6 at half-time, with Dan Biggar scoring a try, a conversion, and a penalty in the first half. Emiliano Boffelli replied with two penalties of his own.
Boffelli kicked Argentina ahead with two penalties in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, but Michael Cheika’s charges found themselves behind on the scoreline once again when Tomos Williams tore through the defense to score his side’s second try.
However, Los Pumas would emerge victorious thanks to tries from replacement prop Joel Sclavi and fly-half Nicolas Sanchez, with the veteran Puma intercepting a Sam Costelow pass to score. He added another penalty to seal his side’s passage to the final four.
Argentina to face New Zealand
The two Rugby Championship sides will now collide in the tournament’s semi-finals.
It will be the fourth time the two nations meet in a World Cup match, having done so in 1987, 2011, and 2015.
The All Blacks have won all three previous meetings, defeating Los Pumas 46–15 in 1987, 33–10 in 2011, and 26–16 in 2015.
Head-to-head (h2h) history and results
The Pumas ended a long wait for their first-ever win in this fixture by claiming a 25-15 victory in 2020 and followed it up with a repeat performance in Christchurch last year.
New Zealand may have won five games in this amongst those two defeats, but Argentina will use their successes for vital confidence.
Argentina wins: 2
New Zealand wins: 33