Why worry about the All Blacks one year after the World Cup

Why worry about the All Blacks one year after the World Cup

The All Blacks haka on September 24, in Auckland, before the match against the Australian Wallabies. Hannah Peters/Getty Images via AFP

deviation – The first opponents of the blues in 2023, the streak of New Zealanders’ disappointments and resentments is brewing at the other end of the globe.

Admittedly, New Zealand saved the day in their last rugby tournament by winning their third straight title, Thanks to two wins in maximum score against Australia. Yet this success in the Southern Hemisphere Championship does not erase the evil that is deeper, All Blacks holding back underperformance since 2021. Concern in Long-Cloud-White country, as fans grumble, has not dampened a year of the World Cup in France, with A surprise entry against the Blues Fabian Galthe. “Even if they get a bit of support against Australia, I’ve found their level of performance very disappointing and even worrisome over the past year. Ian Bortwick, a French-New Zealand journalist who specializes in rugby Kiwi confirms. Last year they lost two matches in Europe against Ireland and France. We said at the time that they were tired because they had been through difficult conditions with Covid, that they had spent three months…

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