New Zealand

Rugby Championship: All Blacks defeat Springbox after Jordie Barrett’s second half penalty

With Jordie Barrett’s penalty in the 78th minute, the All Blacks defeated Springbox 19-17.Video / Sky Sports

All Blacks 19
Springboks 17

The 100th test between All Blacks and Springbok celebrated its 100th anniversary and produced a dramatic finish to save the opportunity that lacked spectacular moments.

With three minutes remaining, Jordie Barrett knocked over the penalty of winning a clutch match from a 43-meter angle to win the All Blacks, win the Rugby Championship and remain undefeated in nine games this season. bottom.

The All Blacks were forced into an ugly dogfight before Barrett’s strike, secured by a breakdown penalty from Quinn Topea.

The script rarely plays as expected, but in this case it just happened.

New Zealand's Jordie Barrett kicks the penalty for winning the match against Springbox. Photo / AP
New Zealand’s Jordie Barrett kicks the penalty for winning the match against Springbox. Photo / AP

After a series of defeats to Wallabies, Springbok returned to one-dimensional strength, bringing success to the 2019 World Cup crown and the recent British and Irish Lions.

Anti-rugby, anti-attack, call it what you want. I wasn’t interested in playing with the ball at all. But their tactics were certainly effective.

The result was a predictable style of collision, creating a rather harsh scene that wasn’t right for the occasion. However, I never tried to win the All Blacks in my game.

I’ve always wanted to reduce this match to scrap. Fight in trenches, slow down, and use their barbaric strength, defense, and set pieces to smash the All Blacks.

For most of the match it worked.

The World Champion has primarily determined the conditions and achieved the vision of reducing the All Blacks into frustrated and disjointed groping units.

Without the rhythm of eight wins this season, the All Blacks wouldn’t accept the same patience, accuracy and intent that was often shown in 2021.

Despite knowing it was coming, the All Blacks couldn’t cope with the constant aerial attacks. I was so enthusiastic about their tactics that halfback Faf de Klerk made some box kicks near 22 in the All Blacks.

The All Blacks scored at will against Australia and Argentina, but in this match they managed only one through Will Jordan three minutes after Koide Taylor’s bust. After that, I pushed the pass many times to break the ball and wasted it. Their 23 sales (many of those processing errors) speak to the volume of lack of clinical practice.

Jordan of the All Blacks celebrates scoring a try against the Springbox.Photo / Photoport
Jordan of the All Blacks celebrates scoring a try against the Springbox.Photo / Photoport

Pedant referee Luke Pearce has been in my hands all the time – his constant whistle (26 penalties) slowed the pace and robbed the game of real flow and tempo.

Despite controlling possession and territory, the All Blacks rattled due to the onslaught of my aggressive defenses.

The urgency and intent of setting up the All Blacks platform in the last few weeks has also dropped some notches.

I had Captain Siya Kolisi huge and came to every rack violently and fast. Elsewhere, I insisted on their noted defensive line speed pressure. The combination of these two sides regularly confused the All Blacks ball with TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett standing on their hind legs.

The impact of Brad Weber over the last 10 minutes was noteworthy in terms of speeding up.

Ethan Blackadder, who set foot on the open side after a bug in Luke Jacobson’s tummy, made a big difference, but the All Blacks pack has something to do after being defeated from time to time. We have a lot.

The All Blacks decision was also stubborn.

Immediately after the break, the All Blacks scored two more shots while retaining one’s advantage. In both cases, I repelled the rolling mall and Nepo Laulala dropped the ball 2 meters from the line, wasting another chance.

In the end, declining those shots didn’t prove costly, but given the tight and tense contest, it would have been easy to hand over my victory.

George Bridge, who was chosen as the left wing for his aerial skills, endured the horror game.

At an early stage, all over the world to swallow one of Declark’s numerous box kicks, Bridge always failed it badly and gave Subunkoshi an immediate response to Jordan’s eccentric opening try.

South Africa's Sbu Nkosi celebrates after recording a try.Photo / Getty
South Africa’s Sbu Nkosi celebrates after recording a try.Photo / Getty

Brodie Retallick admitted two technical breaches, Handre Pollard knocked over two penalties, and suddenly I controlled.

I didn’t offer anything against the attack – their tactics can best be described as anti-rugby. However, De Klerk’s boxing kick brought back three All Blacks, and Bridge was unable to beat some highballs.

Jordie Barrett was an exception – the class acted to disband near all raids.

Defensively, I had the driving mall measurements that All Blacks tried, and their constant pressure forced repeated errors on contact.

The All Blacks looked their best when their set pieces were held firmly. Just before the break, All Blacks created an overlap from Scrum. Ironically, Nkosi just knocked down the ball and handed over the yellow card, blocking an almost certain attempt.

After declining the previous two shots in the first half, the All Blacks took this opportunity to score points and choose to take the 13-11 half-time lead.

The lead changed many times in the second half, with a trade shot between Polard and Barrett.

After all, the All Blacks had the final say to win the title of the Rugby Championship, but it was never pretty.

All Blacks 19 (Jordan will try; Jordie Barrett scam, 4 pens)
Springboks 17 (Sbu Nkosi try; Handre Pollard 4 pen)
HT: 13-11

Rugby Championship: All Blacks defeat Springbox after Jordie Barrett’s second half penalty

SourceRugby Championship: All Blacks defeat Springbox after Jordie Barrett’s second half penalty

Back to top button