Young winger Will Jordan scored his first brace as he led the All Blacks to a victory against Argentina at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.
New Zealand won 38-0 after leading 10-0 at half-time.
Before kick-off, All Blacks captain Sam Cane laid an New Zealand No 10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona's name - in memory of legendary Argentina legend.
The three-time world champions went into the match under huge pressure after slumping to the Wallabies then the Pumas, and were facing the prospect of three losses in a row for the first time in more than 20 years.
The All Blacks scored five tries through Dane Coles, Ardie Savea, Patrick Tuipulotu and a double by Jordan.
Meanwhile, the Los Pumas delivered a weak defensive performance as they struggled to get on the board.
The Tri-Nations will conclude next week as the Wallabies take on Argentina in Sydney (Saturday, 5 December - 10:45 SA time).
Tries: Dane Coles, Ardie Savea, Will Jordan (2), Patrick Tuipulotu
Conversations: Richie Mo'unga (5)
15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Juan Cruz Mallia, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Felipe Ezcurra, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 5 Lucas Paulos, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Mayco Vivas
15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Jordie Barrett, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody