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Rugby: New Zealand returns to success in South Africa (35-23), Ian Foster can breathe

New Zealand rebounded on Saturday by defeating South Africa in Johannesburg (35-23) on the second day of the rugby tournament, ending a streak of three-game losing streak and giving coach Ian Foster a respite.

The All Blacks, who dropped to fifth in the world, often dominated during the match, but two attempts were scored at the end of the match by David Havili (74th place) and Scott Barrett (79th place).

The outcome of the match was uncertain until the end at Ellis Park, with the two rugby nations competing to the end.

Clumsy, undisciplined and physically dominant, New Zealand came close to losing for the fourth time in a row, the sixth time in seven matches.

Whatever the method, the win was most important to the New Zealanders and to Wolfster, who was harassed in his country and named one of the “worst All Blacks coaches in history” by the New Zealand Herald Sports.

It must be said that before kick-off was given by referee Luke Pearce, the 57-year-old, who made it to the head of the All Blacks in 2019 after being eliminated in the World Cup semi-final against the English. He has already lost nine international matches out of 26 played.

Due to the physical influence of South Africans last week (26-10), this time the kiwi had more respondents. As an icon, it was Sam Keane, the much criticized captain, who eventually scored the first attempt in the match (28).

Finally, the New Zealanders were able to inject speed into their game, rediscovering the glamorous game workspace that made their legend. Finally, Boks was defeated.

– Pride of a wounded nation –

Confident again, the blacks began to dominate the influences and, after a series of advances, scored a new attempt by the dynamic prostitute Samisoni Taukei’aho (33).

This was followed by a reaction from the Boks by Lukhanyo Am, who was substituted on the wing after Jesse Creel was knocked out in the ninth minute, who resisted interference from Caleb Clark (15-7, 38). A penalty kick from the opening player Hendry Pollard over 50 meters made South Africa take five points in the first half (15-10).

The Blacks then struggled once play resumed: a complete revamp of South Africa’s frontline before halftime put the Rainbow Nation’s physical advantage back.

The yellow card for Bewden Barrett, accused of keeping Jaden Hendrix in the 67th minute, seemed to be a turning point, as Handre Pollard gave preference to Bucks (23-21).

But in pride, the New Zealanders put an end to the suspense by scoring a try from Haveli an arm’s length, after a superb recovery from Rico Ionic on the left side, and then Scott Barrett as the Springboks finally folded physically.

“In adversity, the character is really challenged, and our group has a lot of that,” Kane said after the match. “There was no question of our will or our participation.”

Ian Foster’s players, who would have been sacked in the event of defeat, unite before they host Argentina in two weeks (August 27) on the third day of the rugby tournament, which brings together the top four nations with Australia. Southern Hemisphere.

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