Thursday, 22 August 2013

Rugby Championship – round 1

One of the most interesting rugby tournaments started last weekend. Supporters saw 18 tries in the first round of Rugby Championship! New Zealand defeated Australia  47:29. The All Blacks’ skipper Richie McCaw returned to the squad. Although he made some minor mistakes his comeback was very successful. One of the best flankers  in the world once again proved that he is second to none in the breakdowns. New Zealand’s winger Ben Smith who scored three tries and Will Genia – one of the best Wallabies’ players deserve a special mention as well.

In the second  match South Africa outclassed Argentina 73:13! Springboks scored 9 tries. After last year’s good debut few supporters expected such a big scoreline. Pumas will have a chance to regain the lost honour very soon. This will not be easy though.

Next round will take place this Saturday. This time New Zealand and Argentina have home advantage.