Several Test matches were played this Saturday. Today’s performance is for New Zealand who beat Wales in Cardiff. Also note the Irish’s win against the world champions South Africa.
Imperial New Zealand
Welsh’s 33rd consecutive defeat against New Zealand. In recent months of difficulty, the All Blacks never wavered at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium (23-55, 13-22 at half-time). Still trailing, the Dragons, who lost captain Dan Bigger, could only come within six points of their opponents (31, 52). But each time New Zealand were quick to widen the gap. His personalities made a difference with some great works. The three Barrett brothers (back Beauden, center Jordie and second-row Scott) were involved from the start and did well. In the end, the Blacks scored eight tries: Cody Taylor (11, 19), Jordy Barrett (34, 77), Aaron Smith (46, 53), Zavia (66), Taukehoe (80 + 2), Welsh two: Dier (25 ), Tipuric (51).
Ireland Bend the Box
Ireland narrowly beat defending world champions South Africa on Saturday (19-16, halftime: 6-6) to cement their place as the world’s number one nation. The first period was a big battle where the defense left nothing for the attackers. At 6-6, the break gave or anesthetized the Irish with Josh van der Flier (47th) and Hansen culminating in a beautiful move offshore (49th) for the Springboks, who had conceded two tries in two minutes. ). Despite conceding more than 10 points, Kolbe could not convert efforts from Franco Mostert (66th) and Kurt-Lee Arendse (75th).
There will no doubt be a sense of revenge when the world champions travel next week to challenge the Blues in a more affordable fixture in Italy at England’s Stade de Velodrome on November 26. The Irish host Fiji next week before hosting Australia.
Scotland is on the mend
Scotland bounced back well against Fiji (28-12) on Saturday at Murrayfield for their second match of the autumn tour after losing 16-15 against Australia. After a first period marked by strong indiscipline, often punished by many offsides and a tight score (14-12), Chardon’s fifteen made the difference. After tries from Turner and Hastings against Tuikwu and Rotusolia, the Scots managed a fine second period. Van der Merwe and White scored. Scotland host New Zealand in Murrayfield next Sunday, while Fiji face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
Italy, who won against Wales (22-21) at the conclusion of the last Six Nations tournament, their first win in the competition since 2015, stumbled against a pale Samoan side (49-17). In Padua, the Azura squad scored six tries: Breux (22), Bruno (24, 61), Ioan (40, 46) and Cannon (55). The Italians will host Australia next Saturday followed by South Africa (19th) in succession.
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