Rugby World Cup 2023 LIVE: All Blacks vs Argentina result and reaction as New Zealand’s Will Jordan scores hat-trick

New Zealand has “huge respect for Argentina” ahead of the World Cup semi-final

New Zealand has entered their fifth Rugby World Cup final after they defeated Argentina in Paris, while the All Blacks are now waiting to see if they will join England or South Africa.

The three-time World Cup champions produced a clinical performance at the Stade de France and recorded the tournament’s biggest semi-final win since 1987 with a 44-6 demolition of the South American side.

The All Blacks briefly threatened their own record, set by a 49-6 win over Wales in the first ever Rugby World Cup 36 years ago, as winger Will Jordan scored a hat-trick of tries .

Jordan is now the tournament’s leading try scorer with eight, while Shannon Frizell crossed twice with Jordie Barrett and Aaron Smith adding two more tries as the All Blacks crossed the line on seven times without an answer.

England and South Africa face each other on Saturday night with the winner taking on New Zealand in Paris next week. The second semi-final of the weekend was also a rematch of the 2019 final, which the Springboks won.

Follow for all the reaction from Paris and get the latest odds and tips for this game right here:


The All Blacks’ collapse in Argentina gave the Rugby World Cup semi-final a flop

Five days later, New Zealand comfortably dispatched an out-gunned and overmatched Argentina side 44-6 to kick off the semi-final weekend with a contest that will not just go down in French folklore. national stadium but may be forgotten by most of the spectators here before they go home.

Not every match is going to be a classic and infallible, the All Blacks can’t imagine for a moment that their passage to a record fifth men’s Rugby World Cup final is anything but peaceful. They were superb and came close to breaking their own record margin of victory in a World Cup semi-final (a 49-6 hammering of Wales in 1987) but had to settle. only the 38-point victory in the seven-try demolition. Their ruthlessly efficient performance suggests the 2022 summer crisis is well and truly behind them and a thrilling battle with South Africa to become the first four-time winners of this competition next time around that Saturday seemed inevitable.

Mike Jones20 October 2023 22:30


Argentina’s World Cup hopes crumbled under New Zealand’s fearsome display of strength

The beauty of rugby comes in many forms – as New Zealand showed against Argentina. Maybe it’s Will Jordan you want, his 31 tries in 30 Test rugby equals the golden ratio. Perhaps you were drawn to Mark Tele’a, strong and wiry, darting in and out of contact like an electric eel. Or could it be Richie Mo’unga and his sardonic grin, usually flashing a clutching Argentine after a virtuous click of the heels on a night where half the fly seemed to have stepped on space of desire.

Mike Jones20 October 2023 22:27


Did Jordan make Rugby World Cup history with a semi-final hat-trick

This took the electricity back to eight tries in total for the tournament, putting him level with the legends of the sport Jonah Lomu, Bryan Habana and Julian Savea.

Mike Jones20 October 2023 22:39


FT Argentina 6-44 New Zealand

Here’s Will Jordan putting the finishing touches on his World Cup semi-final hat-trick. It’s a special night for New Zealanders:

Mike Jones20 October 2023 22:15


FT Argentina 6-44 New Zealand

Jordie Barrett on reaching the Rugby World Cup final: “It’s so sweet.

“The new territory of this group. We fell at the semi-final hurdle four years ago. This is a very proud group, and it’s not over yet. We have another tough game no matter who you play.

“The conditions actually helped. They forced us to test our skills.

“There are some World Cup winners in this group and World Cup finalists. We will call on their experience as much as we can.”

Mike Jones20 October 2023 22:10


FT Argentina 6-44 New Zealand

When the seedings were made for this World Cup there were concerns that some teams would be too easy to run to the semi-finals. Namely, England and Argentina.

After last week’s exciting quarter-final against Ireland, New Zealand are a few classes above Argentina tonight who, somehow, failed in the semi-final.

It feels as though the opposition should be moved around with the Pumas taking on the All Blacks in the last eight before they take on the Irish here.

That is not the case and England will have to put up more competition against South Africa tomorrow.

Mike Jones20 October 2023 22:06


FT Argentina 6-44 New Zealand

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Mike Jones20 October 2023 21:58


Full-time! Argentina 6-44 New Zealand

80+3 mins: That’s the game! The whistle to end this semi-final clash in New Zealand victorious and dominant. A superb performance from Ian Foster’s men saw them head into the showpiece match for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Who will accompany them there? England or South Africa?

Mike Jones20 October 2023 21:52


Argentina 6-44 New Zealand

78 mins: There isn’t any breathing room for Argentina. There is no stopping and no room for error. Unfortunately, Argentina were not at their best and it was a formality for the All Blacks heading to a sixth World Cup final.

Mike Jones20 October 2023 21:49


Argentina 6-44 New Zealand

75 mins: Scott Barrett returns to the pitch for the All Blacks who close the record for the longest win in a semi-final.

They have to try themselves and convert it to do it but there is not much time for them.

Mike Jones20 October 2023 21:47

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