Friday, November 1, 2019

2019 RWC: New Zealand v Wales BtN plus

2019 RWC - Third Place

As expected the consolation match was a bit more free-flowing than either semifinal and New Zealand made a 28-10 midpoint scoreline a 40 - 17 result over Wales, securing 3rd place in the world for the moment - actually until the next round of internationals, which’ll be well into 2020 for the SoHemi nations. All Blacks will look to November 7, 2020 in particular as they’re up and after it for the Autumn Tests, 2020-style, and on that RugbyDay they’ll have another go at the Men of the Rose on English turf at Twickenham.
14 and zero in the 15th for New Zealand on trys by Joe Moody and Beau Barrett, both converted by Richie Mo’unga before Hallam Amos touched down for the Rhys Patchell conversion and 14-7 at ’20 and one may have thought, “Game on?” But All Blacks accelerated with a brace of groundings by Ben Smith, and with Mo’unga providing each additional deuce against a Patchell sticksplitter, 28-10 the sig-figs after ’40.
The XVs traded trys as Ryan Crotty got across for five made seven by Mo’unga in the early stages of the second stanza and Josh Amos tryed for a Dan Biggar conversion at the hour mark and 35-17 before Mo’unga capped scoring with a nickel near time for the record.

2019 WW Ellis Championship Cup Match
This will be won or lost within 10 meters of the sets or breakdowns and the moving maul at the end of the day may yield the margin of difference. Many will be the pick-and-goes from tackle to setup first channel probes and second chute charges. The high ball will come and it will be contested vigorously while tactical strikes beyond the three-quarters will occasion. And ever the overlap sought. This will be a cracker in fine conditions!

England v South Africa for the World
Saturday, November 2 in Yokohama International Rugby Stadium



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