Tuesday, December 06, 2022

All Blacks – Los Pumas, for the Rugby Championship: a thrashing like the good old days of New Zealand

A demanding performance in keeping with New Zealand’s history and individual quality halted the momentum Puma had achieved in the Rugby Championship. The convincing 53-3 win showed the intensity displayed by the All Blacks during the 80 minutes and Argentina’s inability to adapt to adverse conditions.

A week after the Pumas scored their first breakthrough in New Zealand, the hosts responded with their best game of the year. Argentina could never play comfortably under pressure that forced the home team to lose with defense and play fastball on every attack, in all aspects of the game, especially at the point of contact. In addition, he failed to adapt to the weather conditions presented on Hamilton’s night with too much rain during the first half, and made countless driving errors; The All Blacks, on the other hand, seemed unaffected by this circumstance.

New Zealand Compact 53 Vs. Argentina 3

The fourth-highest win in history between the two teams leaves the All Blacks at the top of the Rugby Championship 2022 standings (before Australia v South Africa), one point clear of Puma, who have two games to play against the Springboks. The next one at the Velez Stadium in 14 days.

Already the first play serves as a model for the entire match. New Zealand out, Lavanini knock-on, scrum, penalty, 3-0 in a minute. In 10 minutes, a poor kick from Santiago Carreras gave New Zealand an offensive scrum; He forced a penalty and got close to the goal and wasted no time completing the task of the first attempt, the Prop de Groot.

As If The Haka Had Taken Effect, The All Blacks Started Heavily Against The Puma.
As if the Haka had taken effect, the All Blacks started heavily against the Puma.Bruce Lim – Photosport

In midweek statements, the All Blacks indicated they would be using their legs more. And so he did, but wisely, didn’t drop the ball but gave himself a chance to get it back, or at least put the Argentine under pressure. This is how they arrived, for example, in the second attempt, which was signed by Caleb Clark after good air management by Will Jordan.

In the second half of the first half, Puma had a bit more control and few chances: one ended in disappointment when he stole the ball in full progress from Thomas Gallo and had to settle for adding three (24) in the next. . -3 in 33 minutes). But the men in black’s appetite (and the Argentine’s level of lack of concentration) was seen in the following outing, which he corrected after putting tremendous pressure on the reception and thus embarked on a new attempt (Rico Ioane).

Warning, Monotonous Individual Performances And Someone Else'S Victory: Tomas Lavanini Did Not Have A Good Time In Hamilton, Despite The Fact That, According To His Vision, New Zealand Players &Quot;They Didn'T Do Anything&Quot;,
Bookings, monotonous individual performances and other people’s victories: Tomas Lavanini did not have a good time in Hamilton, despite the fact that, according to his vision, the New Zealanders “wow nothing”.Michael Bradley – AFP

Another example of the difference in focus was at the start of the second half. Puma had several minute close chances of an opponent’s in-goal, forcing a penalty (and a yellow), but did not reach the try. The match’s most destabilizing, Jordi Barrett (34–3) was won in a fatal counter launched by Ioane.

The All Blacks never gave up and took advantage of the illusions of Puma, who were too far on the scoreboard to drop a tackle and had no emotional reaction. It was time for three more victories, with the last four minutes to spare, proof of the hunger with which the locals played. So much for an Argentine team that was far from the standard he had set himself.

Matias Orlando Facial;  In 10 Minutes Tucumán Back Converted Lavanini To Scrum, The Second Line Spent Off The Pitch After A Yellow Card.
Matias Orlando Facial; In 10 minutes Tucumán back converted Lavanini to scrum, the second line spent off the pitch after a yellow card.UAR Press

Now, in the middle of the fourth day, Argentina are tied with Australia on 9 points, with their winners this Saturday already surpassing them, who have 10. South Africa close the standings with 4. from 6:30 australian You springboks Meet this day, which opens the second part of the championship.

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