New Zealand – Uruguay (73-0): The All Blacks qualified for the quarter-finals

In the second half in particular, Uruguay showed their limits. Unable to retain possession and being systematically outscored, they had their nets broken, conceding seven new tries. Hat-trick holder, Leicester Vainga’anuku is enjoying himself. Damian McKenzie, who scored twice, and Will Jordan, who produced a performance accompanied by a number of high-level movements between long strides and long, precise jump passes. And as the icing on the cake, the eccentric full-back for the Blacks temporarily became the World Cup’s best director (53 points), a few points ahead of Australian Ben Donaldson and Irishman Jonathan Sexton (45 points each).

All lights are green for New Zealand, which officially confirmed its qualification to the quarter-finals with 15 points. They even temporarily controlled Group A, awaiting the result of France (13 points) against Italy (10). To see it all, exits due to injuries to poles Terrell Lomax and Fletcher Newell, both at the pole position. Regardless, the three-time world champions are still around. Their next opponent, perhaps Ireland, has been warned…

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