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Yes great to see so many turn up all at once especially those not involved. Agree it will be a nervous watch hoping they turn out like that more than not, but across the board, almost a complete performance by all. Barretts value as FB seen again when he sized up the move right which sparked Smiths try. And who saw that pack performance coming. Chalk and cheese between weeks. Every now and then Hansen and his merry men produce something special and continue to reflect that theyre masters at what they do. A 57 point turnaround in one week. No one but no one saw that result coming, despite it being the status quo for this scenario.

Eight talking points from Bledisloe 2

Yes thats how I see it. Wallabies did some good things in this test but were just not able to score. They could have got two or three goals, could have scored on a couple of close range tries near the beginning, were in it for the first half hour, and pulled a few slick moves of their own, Tupous speed to be the only supporting runner and catch was amazing. Only the better organised AB defence, absent last week, negated them all, bar the kicks.

Eight talking points from Bledisloe 2

deserved no 1 2

The media are to blame for the Wallabies' failure

Really? Can’t believe that. Its not possible to not learn from a loss. :unhappy:

The media are to blame for the Wallabies' failure

which is exactly what we thought about our players last week. over the two matches we swapped the attitude caps.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

nah, neither has Connors imagination which was really hitting some high notes last week.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

yep, agree, so many things missing from last week were there last night. no way a seven man scrum was going to push back a 8 last week. This win was all about attitude and accuracy, last weeks was the lack of it.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

‘yeah, go back to where you came from’ ha ha :happy:

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

an upgrade on the oz version, except we are putting our second 7 at 6 and not 8.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

wasnt just the 14 though, ABs had a huge shift in attitude this week, 14 for 40 minutes isnt worth a 57 point turnaround.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

Good to see the replacements step up. After a near on scoreless first 30, this looked like it was going to be a battle, then Bridges tackle happened, ball spilled and Mo’unga pounced, and several long range tries resulted over the last 60. Reece did well for his try, bridge, reece, mo’unga and alb carried massively.

The scrum bossed, Aaron Smith is back to his best.

looks like we are going into the world cup with pooper 2. Who’d have thought that?

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

Its the media, including social media telling one side how bad they are that has the opposite effect of what is intended. If oz media and fans all agreed Perth was an anomoly and that the ABs were going to trounce the Wallabies that would have assisted their OWN side more. And here thats applicable because this same scenario happens with monotonous regularity.

But nope, that doesnt work, it doesnt feel right. I bet Cheika was privately annoyed about seeing how much people were saying how bad the ABs are, and how good the W’s were. And if he wasnt, thats worse, he’ll have bought into the ‘bring your A team’ mentality.

It might have been a nice change from being put down all the time but this time, it has no value. Fact is criticism motivates far more than praise.

The media are to blame for the Wallabies' failure

Agree with this totally, the media beat up was free motivation petrol for the ABs. Its why we love clowns like Stephen Jones, who not only celebrates the ABs downfall but calls them past it, old men.
Thanks to he and the rest of the media. ABs couldnt buy better prep tools….and its all free…and plentiful. :happy:

The media are to blame for the Wallabies' failure

Really interesting how important the mindset is for these matches. This performance is directly linked to last weeks result, when you’d think after such a hiding something similar should result, but it takes something like last week to truly provide the right mental state. The media beat up, the overseas fans dismissal of the ABs – not all, but in general, is pure, raw fuel for a side like the ABs, in a way that they actually assist in the win. Theyd be better off saying like every other time the W’s are going to get a pasting now. For one, theyd actually be right, and secondly… its not quality fuel for the ABs.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

Yes we did try to say that but you need this sort of result to actually validate it. Until then it was more hope that that was the case…and it has to be said…we have been here before, this lose then wallop back at Eden park is not only another repeat, its ‘the way it works’ yet few saw this as a potential ‘another one’…’but THIS time its different’.

Truth is…its not.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

yes happy last week didn’t represent the best of the ABs thats all. Overall I think both sides can go into the tourney with a bit of hope.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

oh I think it will be the tremendous luck, a ‘blowout’ which if the ball had bounced left rather than right the W’s would have won by 30 themselves…a game of very slim margins.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

fair enough, we had ours last week, anyway, just shows we both now move forward with pretty good sides into the main event. :thumbup:

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

geez, should I quote the rubbish on here over the last seven days for ya. Swings and roundabouts buddy.

Bledi hell! Wallabies walloped by brilliant All Blacks

Arrogant or not Fionn….they are still…

The ALL BLACKS. :silly:

All Blacks vs Wallabies: Bledisloe 2 preview and prediction

It is all relative. Guys like Thorne Blackadder Randall werent dominating their opposition. Until now most have been.
When we lost a lot of players in 2011 many stepped straight in and stood up- Retallick, Savea and several others. No new player since 2015 is considered world best. Standards have dropped- relatively speaking, whether you admist it or not. And yes I do expect hem to immediately step up. Thats what Super rugby and building depth in a squad is for.

And Zinzan was wanted at 8 far sooner than he finally got the position. Thats what started the bring back buck thing. But that didnt last long because Zinzan became an all round better number 8. And it didnt take him four years after getting selected at 8 to do so.

I think they’ll turn up tonight but if theyre claiming last weeks effort was about attitude…how has that been allowed to happen?

Wallabies well poised to double down on All Blacks

Wayne Smith had better cattle. Wayne Smith had McCaw, DC, Reado, Nonu, Smith, Barrett, bender all at their best.

Your point being?

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

About time I say. Good on him. :thumbup:

Barrett: Our attack will click and All Blacks will retain the Bledisloe

Wow, he said that?
Good on him.
Sign of leadership coming through when you need it.
Well said Beaudy!!
No wonder the Blues want ya! :silly:

Barrett: Our attack will click and All Blacks will retain the Bledisloe

Ha ha, yes… our turn now. :stoked:

Wallabies well poised to double down on All Blacks