“No one could be more deserving”.
Michael Cheika was just another failure in the making.
“Quade is enjoying the role of our 10 and the shape that we play and he’s getting more confidence in how that works because he hasn’t played a lot of footy this year”.
Naholo broke his fibula in his test debut in the Rugby Championship against Argentina last month and was initially ruled out of the Sept. 18-Oct. “We scrambled back and I got penalised for that”, Cooper said.
“From that moment, even in training – I thought on Thursday he trained as good as he has in four years – he just carried it on”.
All Black opposite Dan Carter, whose display seven days ago had come under the spotlight, replied with a strong performance and showed some of his running of old. So beating them at Eden Park was always a tall order.
“I was disappointed with not being able to stay out there for the whole game, but that’s the way its gone”.
So for me losing at Eden Park is indeed par for the course and the thumping score-line is a blessing in disguise for the Wallabies.
After last week’s demoralising defeat, pride was at stake and New Zealand were determined to retain the Bledisloe Cup for the 13th consecutive year. “To think I won’t be playing in the black jersey in New Zealand again – to have a special performance like that…is something I will cherish for a long time”.
It was a disastrous night for Australia coach Michael Cheika, whose bold selections fell flat against the might of New Zealand, who dominated in almost every aspect to run away with the five-tries-to-one win.
The first was a penalty try after a high tackle by Wallabies first five-eighth Quade Cooper, who had a return to Eden Park to forget.
It was a telling statement in their last match before heading to England to defend the World Cup.
“We’ve had a good review, and looked at ways to get better”, he told reporters in Auckland. Obviously we do because we have won more than they have.
And just eight minutes into the second period, New Zealand got their reward as they were handed a penalty try.
Confidence is now growing in New Zealand that it might repeat its 2011 World Cup victory. If we do that we will make it through our pool and playoffs.
He believed there were three first half opportunities to put Australia away in Sydney, and Carter conversions could also have done the trick. I truly hope that is what eventuates!
Australia are bracing for an All Blacks backlash in the Bledisloe Cup showdown in Auckland on Saturday, when they confront each other in their final Test before naming their World Cup squads. So, Catch the Bledisloe Cup Live streaming 2015 online. “It’s something I’m extremely proud of”, McCaw said.