Monday, November 23, 2009

I've Been Thinking...

Just a few (maybe) random thoughts:

  • The AB's haven't had a try scored against them by a northern hemisphere team on this tour (and indeed in the last 8 games against northern opposition at home);
  • This side is ten times harder than the team that started tests in June this year - they are soaking up some big forwards on this tour
  • NZ now has an 8-4 win/loss ratio this season, including beating the Aussies four times
  • The team we failed to beat, South Africa, has been on a bit of a rough ride since the end of the Tri Nations, losing spectacularly to 2 England club sides - they then lost to France, bringing their test losses this year to 3 (Lions, Australia, France) against 8 wins
  • So...if the AB's beat France they move to 9-4 win/loss and if the Japies lose to Ireland they move to an 8-4 win/loss ratio...its unlikely, the Irish did manage to draw against Aussie

I'm just saying...


Rhett said...

This end of year tour is bringing me some joy. If the All Blacks aren't going to have a great season, I don't want anyone else to (I'm bitter like that). And with the Boks going down in flames that is turning out to be the case.

Still, I'd be delighted to see some good running rugby for once this year. But I suspect that I'll have to wait til we play the BaaBaas for that.

BJ said...

So, the first part of my prediction has come to fruition with Ireland beating South Africa! Part II to follow after the Prime TV delayed coverage. Imagine if we beat France and end up with a superior record to South Africa?