The Wallabies stunned the Springboks at the Subiaco Oval but will be hard pressed to repeat at Newlands Stadium, where they haven’t won since 1992.
A few words on the preposterious rebranding of the IRB, a terrible turnout at the Gold Coast, the classy All Blacks, and some weird jersey choices.
Not the greatest week for selections given the dire match in the Gold Coast, but we’ve managed to piece together a fully representative side.
Don’t let the scoreline throw you off. This was a boring game, and one the Wallabies should have been well ahead in before a late surge from the Pumas.
The All Blacks were made to look mortal against a brutally determined Springbok side who had every chance to steal a win of their own in the dying moments.
The Wallabies will be on a high as they travel to the opposite coast to face the Pumas after stealing a late win against the Springboks in Perth.
The All Blacks head south to Wellington this week to welcome the Springboks, reeling somewhat after a disappointing finish to the match in Perth.
Thankfully the predicted wet weather didn’t affect the play too much and we got some decent rugby, and with it some decent performances to choose from.
The Wallabies made things a bit more difficult than they needed to be, but managed to steal the win with a near last-minute try from Rob Horne.
The scoreline turned out as predicted but the numbers flattered New Zealand somewhat. Argentina played well and got the best of the scrums.