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Rugby World Cup attendance record broken at Wembley Stadium as New Zealand beat Argentina

PUBLISHED: 15:41 21 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:41 21 September 2015

89, 019 people were at Wembley to watch New Zealand vs Argentina

89, 019 people were at Wembley to watch New Zealand vs Argentina

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A crowd of 89,019 – the highest ever attendance for a Rugby World Cup match – was in attendance at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as two-time winners New Zealand came from behind to win their opening Pool C clash with Argentina.

The All Blacks – who lifted the Webb Ellis trophy on home soil in 2011 – raced into a 9-0 lead early on but Argentina fought back to lead 13-12 at half-time, while New Zealand saw two players yellow-carded and sent to the sin-bin before the interval.

However, Sam Cane and Aaron Smith both scored second-half tries as the holders overturned the deficit to triumph 26-16 and maintain their record of remaining unbeaten in every World Cup group stage.

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw was taken aback by the atmosphere at England’s national stadium.

He said: “It was magic to play at Wembley; it’s one of the greatest grounds to play at.

“To have nearly 90,000 people here screaming and shouting was incredible – these are the games as a player you want to be involved in.”

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