On the first day in Auckland, New Zealand beat Australia 57-22, in Cape Town, South Africa, Argentina cleared 32-12
The first day of the Southern Hemisphere rugby tournament opened with a landslide 57-22 victory for the All Blacks over Australia in Auckland, and ended with the Springboks’ 32-12 victory over Argentina in Porth Elizabeth. A bonus win for both, who top the rankings with 5 points. The challenges will also be repeated for the second day: the same stadium for South Africa and Argentina next Saturday, while Australia and New Zealand will play in Perth on the 28th.
A record victory for New Zealand, who did not beat the Wallabies by this margin, burying them under the weight of 8 attempts (3) and who, after winning the first Test a week ago, already took the Bledisloe Cup for the 19th match. consecutive year. The first half may look balanced, at least in score, and opens with a back and forth: Rieko Ioane intercepts a pass from Noah Lolesio with a maximum of 22 and flies across the field to no avail by the Australians, but Andrew immediately responds Kellaway, who receives a kick from Lolesio, jumps inside Damian McKenzie and crushes her. Lots of fouls on both sides until the first half, when Ioane returns to the All Blacks, who invents a break to 22, then unloads McKenzie, who in turn rewards a second line support. The goal. Then Ardie Savea scored, ending a long attack of the attackers under the rolls. Richie Muonga transforms all three of them. The Wallabies stay in the game thanks to Lolesio mode and a goal by midfielder Tate McDermott, who receives excellent help from third quarterback Rob Valetini (turned in Lolesio). So we go to rest on 21-15. And the recovery seems to be continuing in that direction: The Wallabies are playing better and forcing their opponents to make frequent mistakes that cost Savea a yellow card. But at that exact moment the All Blacks turned it all over, scored 4 attempts between 47′ and 65′ and effectively closed the accounts: Aaron Smith punches the Australian line and offers the run in the net to Codie Taylor first, then McKenzie shoots from nearly 60 metres. , then Seevu Reece (intercepted from half his field), and again Taylor and Will Jordan, fired by Savia (two shifts by Mo’unga and one by Beauden Barrett). Immediately all of this, Australia managed to go into goal again with Kellaway (turned by Lolesio), but the All Blacks want the last word, which has expired over time (the Australians are on their knees but not throwing the ball), from a turn, they find the eighth attempt With David Haveley (Barrett Transfers).
Three zero attempts and an offensive bonus for South Africa who dominated the Pumas match at Port Elizabeth. Despite many changes compared to the victorious match a week ago with the British and Irish Lions, South Africa has proven to be more established. And in 5 minutes he goes to the goal twice: in the 14th minute with the half of Cobus Reinach who collects a losing ball lost by the Argentine to go away alone, and then in the 19th minute with winger Avileli Fassi, who receives a low and flat pass from Elton Jantjies. The opener, which opened the score at 3′ from the penalty spot, turned first, while in the middle Pumas hit Nicolas Sanchez’s kick. Then Gantigues and Sanchez put two kicks each and in the dead move to 21-9. The pattern is repeated at the start of the second half with a put on each side, then Frans Stein misses one from a very long distance before Jantjies again in the 59th minute for +15. Pumas no longer score and then precisely coup de grace arrives at the end, which also deserves the bonus: he was signed by newbie Jaden Hendrikse, who had taken over from Reinach a few minutes earlier, and raised the right flag after a superb break by Marco van Staden.
August 14 – 20:21
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