The day after the All Blacks’ opening defeat to France in the World Cup (27-13), the press in the land of the long white cloud spared no choice.
The opening match of the Rugby World Cup saw the French XV excel in the second half to knock out New Zealand at the end of the first set (27-13). The All Blacks suffered their first setback in their history in the group stage of the World Championship. It is a fact that the press did not fail to point out in the land of the long white cloud.
“Those French, baguette lovers, inflicted a defeat on the All Blacks as painful as a bee searching for honey. In fact, this is New Zealand’s first defeat in a World Cup group stage match and the biggest defeat in World Cup history, all at once. A touch of Sarcasm is also reserved for the blues New Zealand Herald In its columns. The famous newspaper pointed out information that went unnoticed in France, but the wearers of the Silver Ferns shirt have never lost by such a margin in a World Cup.
“If Ian Foster doesn’t think New Zealand fans are worried, he’s dreaming,” he wrote. Things. The New Zealand coach congratulated the French team after the match, but did not express any concern about their chances of winning the world title. The goal remains the same. Despite the scathing writings of some editors, the New Zealand Herald also went in this direction.
“Who cares about this match anyway?” The All Blacks will undoubtedly qualify for the quarter-finals, it all depends on their opponent, which could potentially be South Africa, Ireland or even Scotland. » An obvious fact as the Group A contenders do not look so threatening as to inflict a second defeat on Ian Foster’s men in the competition. The Lions team will meet Namibia in its second match on Friday at Toulouse Stadium.
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