Monday, 9 September 2013

The Rugby Championship – round 3

Two teams remain undefeated after three rounds of the Rugby Championship. New Zealand beat Argentina 28:13. The game was played in very difficult weather conditions and both teams made many errors. Argentinians deserve a special mention for their ambitious performance. All Blacks, however, played a bit below their usual high standards. They didn’t adjust tactic to the weather and many dangerous attacks ended up with handling errors. Kieran Read, once again, had a fantastic game, but All Blacks’ fans are worried because Richie McCaw will miss the next game due to knee injury.

South Africa defeated Australia away 12:38 and stays on top of the table. Springboks’ forwards dominated their rivals which provided a platform for successful attacks. South Africa scored four tries and didn’t let opponents cross the try line even once.

Next Saturday (14.09.13) looks very interesting. New Zealand will host South Africa in a game which may determine the winner of the tournament. In the second match Australia will play Argentina. Both teams are seeking for the first win. Who is your favourite to win?