Monday, September 15, 2008

All Blacks win another championship

The heart-stopping All Blacks defeated the gallant Wallabies 28-24 in a fantastic decider at Brisbane to retain the Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup titles. It is the All Blacks fourth title in a row, and their ninth championship in 13 years of the annual series. The victors are deserved champions. They faced an Australian onslaught, bending but not quite breaking, and fought back like champions to win in style and take the outcome down to the final whistle.

The game was a nailbiting thriller. Check the 9:28 youtube clip above, courtesy Rugby Dump.

Forget what the assclown at Rugby Planet said about the tournament being "tedium" and "boring" and "irritating," etc. This was the most wide-open and unpredictable tournament in the series history, and the championship decider was a classic test match to top the whole thing off. Well done to both sides. Hats off to the contingent of kiwi fans in full support, too. The Blacks may have been mistaken there for a bit thinking it was a home test.


At 6:17 PM , Blogger Jason said...

While I agree that much of the Planet Rugby article was typical British whinging about the SH nations, I do agree on one point: If an expanded Tri-Nations schedule continues to provide this many bye weekends and large gaps between games for each of the teams at various intervals then I wish they would revert to 4 games each.


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