Comment: This would be bad for all blacks. No kidding.
The All Blacks suffered a 25-15 defeat to Argentina in Sydney, led by coach Ian Foster, with just two wins from five games. Saturday night.
Here is a snoop that encourages them.
World champion Springbox, who withdrew from the rugby championship due to a lack of preparation due to Kovid-19, was unwilling to run a hot tack on Puma’s soft-spoken underwear from Banquest Stadium.
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Thankfully, the All Blacks never had to visit England in London. That game was canned because of a pandemic as part of a tour of the North.
Imagine the devastation that would befall an England team coached by Eddie Jones if they played like they did against Argus.
Two weeks ago, when the All Blacks smoked Walabies 43-5 in Sydney, it looked like they would continue on a magic carpet ride across the rest of the tri-nation.
Fat opportunity. Now everything is to control the damage.
With just one game left against Puma in Newcastle on November 28, the chances of claiming the tri-nation title are slim.
They should blame themselves. There are no excuses. Any talk of all blacks staying away from home and loved ones, and the constant uncertainty created by the Aussie heat and Kovid-19 should be avoided.
This does not bother the men from Argentina who have not played a single Test in 13 months.
Puma was expected to be crushed in the path of the All Blacks; Instead, the inspirational Captain and No. 6 Pablo Matera act as if they are imitating King Kong on defense and Rex, repeatedly plowing into All Blacks like a shielded tank.
All Black Captain Sam Kane and co-forwards never managed to control the flaws; Due to the lack of match fitness and heat, they may have to wait for the Pumice Forwards to run out of fuel.
If they are, they will be severely disappointed. The tempo was lifted by Puma as Foster went to his bench.
All blacks explained the art of making elementary mistakes. Richie Monga, No. 10, who was torn by the Wallabies in Sydney, missed touch from a half-time penalty, which eliminated the chance to try from a line out drive.
Substitute Hooker Cody Taylor failed to hit his jumper twice in the second half, shattering hopes of building a mall near the subsequent Boch-up tri-line.
Poor discipline, again, was a problem – as the Walabies in Brisbane lost a week ago.
As the clock began to run down, all blacks were further misled.
In the 68th minute they put together 12 stages without breaking the defense, a theme familiar throughout, when Monga tried a short kick and it went straight to the opponent.
Four minutes later, substitute No. 8 Hoskins made a blistering run from the offensive line and then overcame Damien McKenzie to throw a wild pass.
The worst is to follow. Substitute halfback Broad Weber quickly took a penalty tap in the red zone, and a sledgehammer or kick for the line was the logical option. Securing the precious turnover, Mattera hit, and it was time to call it a night.
Everything will be scrutinized in the coming days, including Cain’s leadership and tactics.
The popularity of All Blacks is a frightening flood. Foster is shrinking until the end of 2021. He should be grateful for that.