Australia 11, South Africa 9 in Wellington
New Zealand 33, Argentina 10 in Auckland
How South Africa lost that game I do not know! They won everything but the scoreboard. Boy did Australia tackle. Australia made twice as many tackles as South Africa. That’s the only other statistic Australia did better at than South Africa. So credit to Australia.
My hat goes off to Argentina. Their defensive game was excellent against the All Blacks. It wasn’t until late in the game that New Zealand began to punch wholes in the Argentinean defence. What a game from Piri Weepu!
So next weekend we have the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-finals. The teams that will win will be those with less walking wounded from this weekend’s games and those that recover the best.
Wales v France in Auckland
Australia v New Zealand in Auckland