All Blacks lose to the Wallabies

The All Blacks have lost their second test of the season 23-18 (the also lost one to the British and Irish Lions), in the third of the year against the Wallabies, in Brisbane. The ABs had won easily in the first test in Sydney but only just came out in front in Dunedin a week later.

This was a ‘dead rubber’, the Bledisloe Cup had already been won for the season, but it will have (or should have been) a severe blow to All Black pride. But overall it shouldn’t do them any harm, being reminded of the hurt of losing can help drive teams to win.

It was a big win for the Aussies, who have been under a lot of pressure this year but are improving. Good on them.

This is obviously an excellent result for the Wallabies and for Australian rugby. It is also good for the game worldwide.

I didn’t watch the game so I won’t comment on specifics of the game. It was too late for me to be bothered going out and watching it, and I’m still refusing to pay Sky exorbitant amounts for single games and also won’t pay a subscription for a lot of crap I don’t want just to be able to watch what I do want to see.

I see that the All Black business is going to offer pay-per-view internationally for the tour of Europe, starting shortly. Sky will supply the feeds via streaming. I could be tempted, but at $24.95 a game that’s still a bit steep. The Maori All Black games are more reasonable at $14.95 but I’m not as interested in watching them – with so much rugby on these days I’m a lot more selective in what I watch.

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  1. Conspiratoor

     /  22nd October 2017

    Tend to agree. 12.30am on prime and a repeat 13 hours later my interest in the abs is on the ebb tide. I can’t be the lone ranger

  2. Gotta wonder if Bill had been in the changing room……

  3. Trevors_Elbow

     /  22nd October 2017

    Good long term result for the ABs … the pain of losing is something to avoid and will teach more lessons than a win. Hard to get excited for a game with nothing on it and the Aussies were playing for contracts and to send a great warrior for the jersey in Steven Moore out on a high in his last game for the Wallabies…

    Even better it will make the Aussies think things arent as bad with their rugby as the truly are

  4. Zedd

     /  22nd October 2017

    world beating ABs (promoted by key) loss the week after Natz lose election…. how bizaare 😀


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