Important things to note from last night’s game.
Age shall not wary them, nor the years condemn, at the going down of the sun, we will remember them.
Australia should have won, a few decisions going our way when Aussie on attack that could have (and should have) gone Aussies way.
Playing with 14 men for a good part of the game will not win a RWC (or Rugby championship)
McCaw gave away 4 (or was it 5) in the breakdown area, two scored from. Not leading by example.
If Crotty and Moody are the next best thing then NZ Rugby is in tatters.
And SM, the drongo went well given the conditions. His tackling was exemplary. Nonu missed two (before the injury occured).
One person needs mentioning when it comes to talking about defense especially inside the 22, Aaron Cruden. And Aaron Smith saved the loosies bacon a few times around the breakdown.