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New Zealand is eating Australia!

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 31, 2020
Australia and New Zealand met this Saturday for the third time in three weeks. In Sydney, the two teams from the Southern Hemisphere met for the third match of the Bledisloe Cup, face-to-face also marking the start of the Rugby Championship 2020. The competition which normally brings together these two countries, as well than Argentina and South Africa, takes place this year without the reigning world champions, who had to give up due to the coronavirus. After a draw (16-16) and a victory (27-7), the All Blacks had the opportunity to once again show their domination over their neighbors. And it did, with a resounding 43-5 victory! The meeting started off perfectly for them since after three minutes, they found themselves in numerical superiority after the yellow card received by Filipo Daugunu. The New Zealanders did not pass up the chance to take the lead and two minutes later scored the first try of the game. The pillar Karl Tu’inukuafe flattened in force and Richie Mo’unga transformed. A kick that marked the start of the half opening show this Saturday.

A 23 point Mo’unga XXL

The latter played off the Australian defense in the middle of the first act. Thanks to a nice pass fake, he slipped into space to brilliantly score the second try. Mo’unga missed the transformation, but he made up for it in a good way by offering himself a brace. And how ! Recovering an opening at the foot of his rear Beauden Barrett, Mo’unga made a race of 70 meters to go flatten between the Australian posts. The transformation was validated, bringing the score to 19-0 then 26-0 at halftime, after another try, scored by Dane Coles, and transformed by opener Mo’unga. At the start of the second period, Australia reacted with its three-quarter center Noah Lolesio. Five points which were the only ones scored by the Wallabies this Saturday … Behind, the New Zealand recital continued by Mo’unga, first on a penalty. Two new tests were registered in the last ten minutes, by Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett, after a long race. The man of the match, Richie Mo’unga, was not lacking in the transformation, he ended the game with 23 points on the clock. Thanks to this victory, New Zealand won the Bledisloe Cup and started the Rugby Championship in the best possible way, which they have already won sixteen times in its history.