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The rugby world cup is over for another 4 years, for us Australians anyway.
Watching the Wallabies has long been an exercise in frustration, certainly for me and probably my furniture and the neighbours too. Thankfully, I don’t have a dog.
You can’t deny New Zealand, they are just very, very good. There was a kind of inevitability about Sunday’s game. Australia didn’t want to win badly enough in contrast to last week against the Springboks when they were sufficiently bloody minded enough to prevail despite the lack of possession and territory. Against the All Blacks, without the majority share of possession, you’re sunk.
I realise Justin Marshall is employed as an expert commentator because he was such a great player, this is generally the case in sports, but he does himself no credit with his All Blacks bias. Coming from an Australian, this is hardly objective. We have so many biased sports commentators it’s not funny, but listening to Justin Marshall is painful. In some ways I can understand. Marshall was belted by George Smith in 2003 when the All Blacks lost the corresponding world cup semi-final to Australia and he is still very bitter. This much is very obvious in his commentary as he clearly wants the All Blacks to win the world cup, something they were unable to do in his time.
This time, they are good enough.
The All Blacks don’t have the same attack without Dan Carter, he is irreplaceable. But their defence and forward domination is amazing. They belted the Wallabies and established a physical domination that won them the game. Will Genia and Quade Cooper must be very tired of getting poor quality possession on a regular basis. Genia was assaulted at the back of a ruck again in much the same way he was manhandled against Ireland, this time by Richie McCaw. The clean out around the ruck by the Kiwis was very impressive and the French will have to be very physical to counter this. Luckily this is something they do very well.
Which French team will turn up? The sorry mob who lost to Tonga? Or the dominant team who belted the sad English.
I can handle the Kiwi’s winning the world cup, they have a heck of a good rugby team. As an Australian, at least we made it further than the English, so one of the boxes was ticked.
Next week, I will still be obligated to go for France.