Australian players fall in love with rugby again as the Bledislow Cup Test draw with the All Blacks continues to gain some important headlines throughout Tasman.
The Aussie media are already talking about the possibility of the Wallabies reclaiming the huge silver cup after the opening attempts led by new Kiwi coach Dave Rennie in Wellington on Sunday.
Rugby writer Julian Linden wrote for News.com: “The code has been going to hell for the past two years, but Sunday’s 16-16 draw with New Zealand led to a new era of long-term hope. Wallaby supporters.
New coach Dave Rennie has taken charge of his first match in 19 years to see what Australia’s first win against the All Blacks on New Zealand soil will be.
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Reese Hodge’s long range penalty post was hit only by Dude’s affidavit and a coat of paint. Teams are seen looting but make no mistake about it.
“It was a moral victory for Wallabies and it hurt the hearts of the proud New Zealand officials, who said the Australian players were not good enough to share a field similar to theirs.
“The All-Blacks’ sphere of influence has been tarnished, but they will return tougher in the second Test at Eden Park next week. ”
Kiwi whistleblower Paul Williams has come under fire from the Australian media following several crucial miss calls in the final minutes of the Bledislow Cup opener on Sunday.
At the end of the game, Williams’ referee was outraged by commentators and analysts.
After Hodge’s failed penalty, the Australian followers were outraged and the Wallabies did not receive a penalty due to numerous discriminations from All Black in front of their own posts.
“He must be offside. As offside. Oh my goodness, ”former Wallabies fullback Matt Burke commented on Channel 10.
“This refereeing was awesome. I can’t believe Sam Whitelock was there. ”
At Fox Sports, former Walabi Justin Harrison labeled Williams’ referee “prison rules.”
Fox Sports Rugby writer Zack Rayson Williams wrote that Wallabies were denied the chance to win.
“The lot was drawn when New Zealand’s RD Savia came off the edge of the rack and played with the ball, leaving his legs. Failed to find the incident because it was on the other side of the referee. ”
I formalization was a topic of discussion Australian assistant referee Angus Gardner also fired for missing Rico Ion, Which led to All Blacks’ first attempt at Jordi Barrett.
“But Gardner missed the call and was in perfect position, but the Kiwis quickly spread the ball from the left wing to the right to capture the first five points of the Trans-Tasman opponent,” Rayson wrote. Fox Sports.
Record books say the first Bledislow Cup match of 2020 ended in a 16-16 draw, but the real winners were the Wallabies.
“The All Blacks, who last played in New Zealand, lost 36-0 and no one gave the Wallabies a chance, but they did it when the new era of Australian rugby, led by Dave Rennie, came to a flying start. ”
For the first time since 2002, Lyndon believed the Wallabies would have a chance to win the Bledislow Cup.
Australia has only succeeded in two experiments on its own soil to recover silver vessels that have been discarded for so long.
It was a perfect start for Australia’s Kiwi coach Rennie, a team that sometimes played with hunger and determination not seen on these beaches.
Linden said that if Wallabies could build on their display, the future under Rennie would be clearly brighter.
“It was a win-win match everywhere, but on the scoreboard, the excitement of the players and their loyal followers after the tragedy of the last two years must be raised.”
Sydney Morning Herald Rugby Author Tom Descent describes the Bledislow Cup opener as one of the best finishes in a recent Test match in memory..
Descent wrote that it was a heartwarming performance from Wallabies, who was in charge of Rennie’s first Test. Most helped the All Blacks to withdraw from Australia in the second half and continue to dominate the Bledislow Cup, but Wallabies had other thoughts.
“Talk about exceeding expectations,” the gentleman wrote.
“Renee is underestimated in the build-up, never giving the impression that he or his squad are overconfident.
“But what a performance it was, under the circumstances, it would convince even the most skeptical Wallabies fans that something special could happen under Rennie.”
Australia’s top five James O’Connor has been lauded for his outstanding performance in the draw. Australia have recently tried and failed in the No. 10 jersey, but O’Connor may be the answer to their problems.
In his first match since taking over from coach Ian Foster and Steve Hanson, Descent wrote that all blacks were “lazy, undisciplined and rusty” and that Australia was like a “nervous system” growing in confidence.
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