After their demonstration against Tonga, the All Blacks beat Fiji (57-27) in Dunedin in a test match.
New Zealand were already tough last weekend against Tonga (102-0) for their comeback, and were again imposed wide on Saturday in Dunedin against Fiji (57-23), but were pushed further before the score increased at the end of the match.
The All Blacks scored four out of nine attempts in the final quarter of the hour, following the replacement of prostitute Dane Coles, author of the quad.
But the Fijians, who have been playing their first match this year and only their second since the 2019 World Cup, have given them a great deal of resistance so far.
The start of the match heralded a healthy run for New Zealand, with three attempts in 12 minutes, one from full-back Jordi Barrett and two from David Haveli from three quarters. And his team-mates, midfielder Levani Botia, captain of the team, did not give up his return to competition after his red card in the European Cup final.
Famous for flashing their ass, they scored three attempts forward, thanks to Albert Toiso, Meisulam Konavola and a penalty kick after a ball was dropped by the lions in front of their line.
A new confrontation next Saturday between the two teams
Collectively superior New Zealand, who scored second row return Brody Ritalik after independent work in the Japanese championship, hit the accelerator at the hour mark to take off. So the first victor as half scrum captain was Aaron Smith, who had to wait until 32 and his No. 98 black jersey pick to see the honor.
The two teams meet again next Saturday in Hamilton, New Zealand, before the All-Blacks face Australia three times in August.
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