In a resounding victory, the All Blacks defeated Italy 96-17, showcasing their formidable strength and determination. This win comes after a period o
In a resounding victory, the All Blacks defeated Italy 96-17, showcasing their formidable strength and determination. This win comes after a period of inconsistent form, making it a statement performance. While some had anticipated a challenging match, given previous losses, the All Blacks’ historical superiority over Italy proved decisive. The team displayed exceptional pressure from the outset, leading to an opening try by Will Jordan. Aaron Smith’s cheeky try off a lineout drive further demoralized the Italians, with the halftime score at 49-3. The second half maintained a high scoring rate, demonstrating the All Blacks’ dominance. Notably, their lineout efficiency was impressive, providing Coach Ian Foster with valuable insights for future matches, particularly the upcoming quarter-final against Ireland.
See highlights here: https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/2023/video/871490/highlights-new-zealand-v-italy?video=871490