Watching the NZ Ireland game it struck me that all Irelands' attack consisted of was either pass, 1st reciever who kicked it away or pass, 1st reciever who gave it to 2nd reciever who ran into contact... and that was it.
Next up Wales; same thing. Pass, crash, thump. Why oh why didnt Wales play like that against England in the 6N's.... Result? both teams got a pasting.
England? well once they had stopped box kicking back to the boks and tried to be a little adventurous they were in with a chance but eventually they got out muscled. (Farrell HAS to get some bench time please)
So I watched NZ's approach and it is blissfully simple: Every kick off was recieved and passed straight to McCaw who took it straight back and setup good quality ruck ball.
And every attack they looked to pass and not to go into contact.
Sometimes 4, 5 or 6 passes, with support and runners and that was it - pass, pass pass, bosh, try. Everyone with hands on the ball looked for someone to pass to and not to run into.
If Carlsberg made rugby teams...
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