All black wear

All black wear

Despite the performance, which was rarely satisfactory, the brave Scotland surrendered to New Zealand in the last quarter of the hour and beat Murrayfield (23-31).

Third game and third win for the All Blacks on their fall tour. But after their success in Japan and then Wales, Ian Foster’s players didn’t show their best side this Sunday at Murrayfield Park. Indeed, facing a rejuvenated Scottish side, the New Zealanders thought for some time that they were going to lose after 80 minutes. However, this meeting had started perfectly for the All Blacks with two tries in the first seven minutes. In their first real attack, the New Zealanders took advantage of a touch ten meters from the line to set up a carried ball that allowed Samisoni Takeaho to level the first try of the encounter.

Four minutes later, Mark Tiley went on to wind home wide inside the goal which was backed up by Jordie Barrett. However, in the 12th minute, Anton Lehnert-Brown came on as a substitute for ten minutes after Don tackled Stuart Hogg, who then volleyed a kick to himself. The penalty to which a penalty attempt has been added. This numerical superiority, XV du Chardon quickly took advantage of. Indeed, just two minutes later, Darcy Graham managed to intercept a pass between Kaito Haveli and Jordie Parrett to go within 50 metres, allowing Scotland to equalise. The Scottish winger even thought for a while that he had scored twice in just ten minutes of the break, but for a piece of the boot his attempt was logically rejected.

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The All Blacks are waiting for “Money Time”

Finally it was bogey Vin Russell who allowed XV du Chardon to take a three-point lead at half-time, capitalizing on the mistakes of the All Blacks defense. A situation that repeated itself twice within the first fifteen minutes of the second term, giving Scotland a nine length margin. The only reaction from a pale New Zealander at Murrayfield came from a Jordie Barrett penalty in the 63rd minute. But, for a voluntary striker in an action initiated by Dalton Papale, Jack Dempsey received a yellow card, leaving his team at the age of 14 for the most part from the end of the meeting.

It was enough to allow the All Blacks to put their heads above the water. In the aftermath of this penalty, Scott Barrett came out of the Scottish defense to restore New Zealand’s one-point advantage. Despite Bowden Barrett’s inaccurate footing, the Pacific fielders kept their hands on the ball, and three minutes after the whistle Mark Tilley, for his first choice in the legendary black jersey, went to level the corner in the Test that sealed. All Blacks victory (23-31). Despite this success, not all the doubts that have arisen from the past few months have been dispelled, and a trip to England next weekend will undoubtedly be the final test. Meanwhile, Scotland will face Argentina hoping to end the year on a high note.

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