Sunday, December 2, 2012


England 38, New Zealand 21 at Twickenham
Australia 14, Wales 12 in Cardiff

‘England looked a lot more like the All Blacks than New Zealand did. They were smart, they were committed and they were creative. And on top of that they were relentlessly physical. They won because they deserved it - ran the All Blacks off their feet in the end after blasting them off in the first half. New Zealand didn't have a lot of answers - it's been a long season for sure but they were in London to win and didn't stand a chance, not because of fatigue but because they weren't allowed to play the game they wanted.’
Gregor Paul, NZ Herald

That seems to sum up a bad day at the office for the All Blacks. Outplayed-simple as that. Congratulations England.

Australia snatched a last minute try to hand Wales yet another defeat. Wales played something closer to their previous form which saw them clinch the 2012 6 Nations Championship. Still, its another Welsh loss.

The next major tournament is the 6 Nations Championship for 2013. I’d still place France as favourite after the November rugby test matches and now England would have to be up there in the reckoning. The other interesting factor is going to be the make-up of the British and Irish Lions team that will tour Australia next northern summer.

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