Monday, August 28, 2006
New Zealand overcame South Africa at Loftus Versfeld on the weekend with a more than convincing 46-25 victory.
The All Blacks ooze class, there's no doubt about it, but the way in which the Springboks sat back and allowed them to score 80 meter tries without laying a hand on them was highly disappointing.
The Springboks have the players, the talent, and the ability, but there's something missing in their belief and mentality at times.
Dan Carter was immense throughout the game, as usual. He is a player of high quality, as displayed by his penalty on the stroke of half-time that was easily over 60 meters. Note how he treats it like any other kick, taking hardly any time at all.