New Zealand scored seven unanswered tries to emphatically beat Argentina 53-3 in their Rugby Championship Test in Hamilton on Saturday.
The All Blacks’ win was revenge for last week’s shock defeat to the Pumas and means they avoided a fourth consecutive loss on home soil.
It was New Zealand’s most dominant performance of the season.
And it means they move to the top of the table, a point ahead of Australia, who play South Africa later.
After suffering their first ever home defeat by Argentina in Christchurch a week ago, the All Blacks chose the same starting 15.
They produced a dominant performance that brought a bonus-point win at Waikato Stadium.
Ethan de Groot, Caleb Clarke, and Rieko Ioane crossed early as the home side stormed to a 24-3 half-time lead before Jordie Barrett, Ardie Savea, Brodie Retallick, and Beauden Barrett added tries after the break.
Fly-half Richie Mo’unga added 14 points with his boot.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane, under huge pressure after struggling in recent tests, came off to a warm ovation from the rain-soaked crowd after helping set up Jordie Barrett’s 61st-minute try.
“This week, we were in the game right from the start and were able to turn that into points so it was a pretty enjoyable night,” said Cane.
“I thought our defense was outstanding. We were able to force them into a heck of a lot of errors but on top of that our discipline was really good so we were able to capitalize on that and counter-attack.”