A thrilling endless draw – the champions who exceeded 10 minutes of expected playing time, hoping to win – closed the match between New Zealand and Australia (16-16), with the Bledisloe Cup wins, and opened the international test series matches that will see in the coming weeks all nations kick off Great oval to the field. In October, Italy will reclaim the last two matches of the 2020 Six Nations Championship, which has been postponed due to the pandemic, and face Ireland behind closed doors in Dublin on October 24, and a week later at Olympico.
Iwan, an unforgivable mistake
In Wellington, in front of the spectators, the All Blacks were suspended in a draw, but they seriously risked losing their home unbeaten with their peaceful “cousins”, which had lasted for 19 years: as Australian Hodge hit the inductor in a free draw. A kick from more than half of the field. The Wallabies excelled in the second half of the match, having finished the first 40 minutes behind them (3-8). Blacks scored after 9 minutes with Jordi Barrett and a free kick from the wing (27 minutes) to which Wallaby replied with a kick from O’Connor (30), but the unforgivable Rikku Ewan at the end of the first half dropped the oval from his hand in the goal the moment before he thrashed it on the ground .
Hot Hodge pole
In the second half, Aaron Smith’s goal after 4 minutes seemed to direct the match unequivocally in favor of the home side, and instead the kangaroos came out: two attempts by Koropetti (52) and Daugono (63), a free kick from O ‘Connor (74 minutes) that was saved – One minute after the end – another kick from Jordi Barrett. Rather than settling on equal terms, the two teams began challenging each other after the 80th minute: first Hodge Center, then an incredible streak flipped up front until the guests kicked the ball into the stands.
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