Monday, 22 October 2012

No record for New Zealand

Before Saturdays game with Australia, New Zealand was hunting for another record in the world rugby. All Blacks, which had straight 16 wins, needed just two more wins to equal the record of the highest number of consecutive test victories. Lithuanians, who managed to beat their rivals 18 times in a row, and hold the official highest total, do not need to worry. Their achievement stays safe. Wallabies and All Blacks clash finished with the 18:18 draw. All points have been scored from the penalties – nobody could outplay opponents defence. 

 This result is surely much more welcomed by the Australian team which has to deal with lots of injuries and definitely wasn’t the favourite before the game. Not many experts believed that Wallabies could actually stop the mighty All Blacks.

Although World Champions attempt to break the record was unsuccessful, they still had a good reason to celebrate. New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu became the third All Blacks player who played in 100 test games. This is a truly fantastic achievement! Mealamu - one of the best hookers in the history is only 22d player who reached the milestone. Congratulations!