In Johannesburg, New Zealand ended a series of three consecutive defeats with goals from Kahn, Toakiyahu, Haveli and Scott Barrett, and in San Juan, Argentina beat Australia and win 48-17 and scored 7 attempts.
Awakening All Blacks in Johannesburg, Argentina’s tough lesson for Australia in San Juan. On the second day of the Southern Hemisphere Rugby Championships, New Zealand put an end to a 3-game losing streak, avenging a Nelspruit defeat and a furious comeback in the final fold of South Africa 35-23. A victory may not be enough for coach Ian Foster to save the bench: On his return home, the New Zealand Football Association will certainly let people know if they change their technical guide immediately or at least make it to the end of the tournament.
On the other hand, the lesson that Pumas coach Michael Checa inflicted on his former team the Wallabies, which he dominated 48-17, is very difficult: Part 7 attempts into 2 also gives Argentina the bonus point and with it lead the standings, shared at a height of 5 with Australia, +1 in New Zealand and South Africa. After the break we will be back on the court on Saturday 27 August with New Zealand, Argentina (in Christchurch), Australia and South Africa (in Adelaide).
In Johannesburg, the All Blacks proved they’ve at least studied, this time around: With their sarcastic use of the cross kick and better field occupation, the physical collision equation, they were able to take the game in hand. Even without becoming dangerous, not even when Damien Willems’ yellow card gives them a rocky 10-minute breach in numerical superiority. But then it is precisely the captain who has come under heavy criticism, Sam Kahn, who was groomed inside by Will Jordan after a wide and wide pass from Jordi Barrett, to score the first goal of the match in 28 minutes, imitated in the 33rd minute by the prostitute Samsoni Toakiahu, who picks up The oval of the baby girl using a South African body to roll the line and smash. Richie Monga, who was a favorite in the opening over Bewden Barrett, who opened the scoring in the 24th minute, converts the second score. 3 inches into the interval, it was Lukhanyo Am who put the Springboks back on track: lovely hands from Pollard and Willie Lou Roux to move the center, which then passes thanks to the gentle intervention of Caleb Clark, with Pollard turning and then also putting in place at the end of the 10 -15th. The position then comes to the fore with another set by Pollard (45) and a Makazul-Mbembe goal (58), all alone on a wide after a superb pass from Willems. Pollard converted it and in the 68th minute another shot slipped, to enter without a ball that cost Bewden Barrett a yellow card. Mounga keeps them on track with two positions (49′ and 57′), but just when the All Blacks seem doomed do they unleash a thrilling comeback by scoring two attempts in 5 minutes between 74 and 79, first with David Havili (who receives just a few steps away) From the goal the superb unloading of Ardi Savia) and then with Scott Barrett (who settles a long attack on New Zealand from a short distance). Moonga transforms both of them and the All Blacks can breathe again.
The start in San Juan came as a shock to the Wallabies, who suffered two attempts in 5 minutes: the first from Juan Imhoff, who kicked along 22 and then ran to collect the oval taking advantage of a sensational misunderstanding between Tom Wright and Jordan Petaia to walk alone on the line; Then to Thomas Gallo, who broke through a few steps after a beautiful attack in advance. Emiliano Bovelli transforms both. However, prop and captain James Slipper at 11 o’clock sounds the alarm to the guests, making use of the long touch system to escape inside and squash at short distance. James O’Connor embraced then at 15′ also puts -4 in the center. But at 23, Pumas hit again with Jeronimo de la Fuente: the middle receives just outside 22, beats two defenders and flies into goal. Race costing de la Fuente, who is forced out due to a muscle problem. Buffelli turns again. And in the 32nd minute, it was another foul, this time by James O’Connor who lacked control of a long kick, to unleash the deadly counter-attack of Juan Martin Gonzalez (this time Bovelli misses goal). Argentina firmly retaining control of the game at the start of the second half, without offering much space for the Australian attempts: in fact it is Buffelli who still scored immediately in the 53rd minute. In 64′ of an Argentine attack making its way noisily from the midfield for about twenty metres, Generates a great attack that leads after 11 stages to Gallo’s goal, who collects it from a short distance and finds the hole that he turns and crushes in the middle of the yellow jerseys. Boffelli turns 36-10 which is like a final sentence. Even if the Argentines’ inexplicable sleep under the goalposts allows Lin Iketao to catch the ball and run unobstructed into the goal (O’Connor turned it around). However, the empty pass remains isolated and the Argentine defense effectively deflects the subsequent Australian attacks. Indeed, in the 78th minute, it was Bovelli who quickly beat Marica Corbetti to crush a clever kick with which Lucio Sinti (who took charge from Santiago Carreras) hit the Australian’s streak on the right. But that’s not all, because in the last possession with the time limit, Thomas Copley runs away and then kicks towards goal, where Thomas Albornoz quickly outruns everyone and catches the ball and crushes it. Boveli also turns into the final 48-17.
August 13 – 11:21 pm
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