All Blacks versus Springboks

There is more interest than usual in the test match this morning between the All Blacks and Springboks being played in Pretoria this morning.

The Springboks won the first of two Rugby Championship games between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington last month (36-34). There is more pressure than usual for the All Blacks – if they lose then the Springboks will be unbeaten against them in 2018.

It is good to have a test with more interest at stake. One loss for the All Blacks is not uncommon but not a bad thing, but a second loss against the Springboks would be a major blow for them.

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  1. In the first 20 minutes the All Blacks have played poorly, many mistakes means they have hardly had the ball, Springboks lead 6-0.

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  2. All Blacks sort of came back a bit in the second 20, got two long range penalties to draw even, but still not playing very well.

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    • Gezza

       /  October 7, 2018

      They’ll have to go ! 😡

      Who else have we got ? 😳

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      • Gezza

         /  October 7, 2018

        No – wait !

        Oct 7, 2018 6:01 AM
        Aaron Goile
        AND THAT’S FULLTIME!

        Oct 7, 2018 6:01 AM
        Aaron Goile
        CONVERSION OVER!

        Oct 7, 2018 6:01 AM
        Aaron Goile
        Siren about to sound, Mo’unga lining up the conversion to win the game. He’s taken it back to the 22m. He’s just to the left of the uprights

        Oct 7, 2018 6:01 AM
        Aaron Goile
        There it is! The All Blacks have tied it up. Ardie Savea, the man who won the turnover at the other end, has dived over
        – – – – – – – – – – – – –

        32:30 to the All Blacks.

        Maybe just let them off with a warning ? o_O

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  October 7, 2018

    We need a more inspiring captain,but a wins a win

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    • Gezza

       /  October 7, 2018

      Bring back Buck? o_O

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    • Nookin

       /  October 7, 2018

      The captain is not there to inspire you. He is there to inspire the team and he did a pretty good job coming from behind against a red hot Springboks, at altitude in front of a frenzied crowd. Or do you think the last 30minutes were a walk in the park?

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    • Corky

       /  October 7, 2018

      Bring back Hewson.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  October 7, 2018

      Hes no Ritchie Mc

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  4. The Springboks really stepped up again, not a great game from the ABs, but a gritty last 10 minutes as they scored two late tries to win 32-30.

    That makes it 1-all for the Championship and the season between these two teams. A good warning to the public that world cups are far from done deals.

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  5. Nookin

     /  October 7, 2018

    Not just one all. Both games won by two points and away. Good to see the Boks back. To be fair to the players, they have had some ratshit coaching of late when Erasmus was the logical choice.

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    • While I like to see the All Blacks win it’s great to see some real contests with the outcomes in doubt – sport at it’s best.

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      • Gezza

         /  October 7, 2018

        Yep. Edge of seat stuff always gets the blood pumping. And a last minute win like this makes some people positively orgasmic.

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  7. duperez

     /  October 7, 2018

    As much as analysis and science, multi-angle cameras and slo-mo replays try to turn the game into science and a ‘paint-by-numbers’ exercise it involves 46 payers and numerous match officials in an explosive human exercise and environment.

    The All Blacks played poorly often giving the ball back to the opposition. Many players performed considerably under their seeming potential quite often. The match this morning showed as much as ever though that results are a matter of lots moments which are simply raffles.

    New Zealand won, probably didn’t deserve to, probably should not have, but I suppose we can say they struck the jackpot.

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  8. Blazer

     /  October 7, 2018

    the Boks made the mistake of trying to defend their lead at 30-13,and could have taken a kick but tried too hard to play safe.

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