Who has the Blacks got to fear more, Australia or New Zealand?
In a display during the Blacks’ most recent encounter against Argentina (which they won 53-3), but authors of the year 2022 with sawtooth, the Blacks are currently prepared to close up the Rugby Championship with a decisive double confrontation versus Australia.
In the first of two matches against Australia at the end of the Rugby Championship, the All Blacks will face the Wallabies on Thursday at 11:45 local time, which is equivalent to 11:45 am in France. Which All Blacks team will show up? The version that used to be shown to us in earlier years, the one that trampled all over its competitors and made everyone tremble? Or the version ” 2022 ” who is ranked 4e in the world and has lost half of its matches so far this year; does that make it a truly terrifying opponent?
After New Zealand’s national team had lost six of their previous eight matches, head coach Ian Foster’s ability to lead his team to victory was called into doubt more than it had ever been before (53-3). But this victory did nothing to heal the horrible year the Blacks had, during which they also lost three times against Ireland, once to France, and once to South Africa. All it did was wash away the insult of the historic rout experienced a week earlier against these same Pumas (25-18).
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In the chaos that has ensued one year before the start of the World Cup, the teammates of captain Sam Cane are currently, as a result of the bonuses that they have obtained, the leaders of a Rugby Championship that has not yet been decided.
Australia is also in doubt
Australia, the squad that will compete against the All Blacks in the last round of the Rugby Championship in 2022, is now experiencing a period of turbulent play as well. Following a year of inconsistent performance and a series of losses to England in July, the team managed by Dave Rennie is currently in the process of rebuilding and is finding it difficult to string together wins.
The Wallabies have not been victorious in the Rugby Championship since 2015, and they have just suffered their first defeat at the hands of South Africa in their stadium since 2013.
Check out this other article on the Rugby Championship: a video breakdown of South Africa’s coaching of Australia’s rugby team.
The poster for the Australia-New Zealand match looks like it may be a match of terror. Will the Blacks demonstrate that their revitalized form is real, or will they fall back into uncertainty? Whatever happens on Thursday, let’s not sell New Zealand’s skin before we kill it: in 2011, the Blacks were heavily chastised for their performances before their World Cup on home turf, but it did not stop them from winning the trophy. Let’s not sell New Zealand’s skin before we kill it.