Saturday (9:05 a.m.) in Townsville (Australia), day five of the rugby tournament, will be the first of two shocks to take place in the tournament between New Zealand and world champions South Africa, in the Southern Hemisphere. . The All Blacks dominate the competition with four wins in the same number of matches, while the Springboks remain in two losses to Australia (28-26 then 30-17).
In such a context, the poster promises more. This would be the hundredth time that the two Legendary Choices met. On Tuesday, All Blacks forward coach John Plumetre said he expects a fight ” Titanic with Books. ” NS (we) Ahead, it will be the hardest battle since he took office, he added. The boys know that. »
‘They have exceptional effects’
For him, South Africa will play with strong defense and powerful strikes. But John Plumetre also cautioned that they can run with the ball. ” Physical play comes naturally to them, did he say. But they can play and have an exceptional appearance. »
“What happened in the last two weeks doesn’t matter”
The New Zealand coach said it was imperative that the All Blacks play at their usual high pace and not let the Springboks slow down the game and start to press. He eventually refuted the notion that New Zealanders were the preferred candidates at the next two meetings.
« It doesn’t matter what happened in the past two weeks. We are fine and they were disappointing in their abilities. But we know these matches are really tough and the struggles are very close in the last quarter of the hour. »
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