Monday, August 08, 2011

All Blacks too Good

One more post about this weekends rugby union! The All Blacks were once again too good for the Wallabies. The 'men in gold' improved and it took some time to be out of touch on the scoreboard but in truth we were never in the match. The All Black opening 20mins [venting their spleen at being written off] was too aggressive and targeted and we didn't respond well enough!
The game was gone by the 43 minute when we missed another penalty goal and nailed in the 52nd minute when having scored, we allowed a return try from the ensuing kick off... criminal!!
Start well, contain the ball and convert that 60% of the ball into points and it's a different game with Horwill and later Higginbotham and 'Vicks' taking the ball forward and Genia and Cooper with space to put Beale and Ioane in space. Instead Conrad Smith and McCaw killed us...

- Good scrum
- Stephen Moore and Kurtley Beale
- Charge downs and front on defence were good
- Kick 3 goals and at 17-9 you can turn it around
- Subs were strong
- It wasn't for 'Bill Ellis'

- No plan B
- Too slow
- Back row beaten
- Cooper looked ordinary under pressure
- not enough commitment of 2s and 3s to going fwd [too much one out running]
- 26 years beaten at Eden Park unless that changes in October

OK, back to my working week!!

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