Autumn rugby internationals are almost there, I want to share the schedule for the rugby international during the month of November.
With All blacks’ recent high Octane performance, I don’t see anyone can stop them getting the “unbeatable” tag. However would love to see how they will handle Northern hemisphere nations after routed out Boks, Wallabies & Pumas in style. I don’t think neither of three matches they face would be a “Closest” battle. Yea, not even England! and even Wales if it is on the calendar. One which not on the table is the match between AB and Japan, historically this is the first ever test match played in Japan and it will stream on www.allblacks.com/allblackstv for FREE…ohh that’s great! AB played Japan in 1988 (I believe ) in Japan but the match didn’t carry test status.
Wales is going out of ordinary (as always been when its come to RUGBY) playing Wallabies as the 4th game which is out of the IRB rugby window, and playing on a Friday against Tonga on 22nd. As my favorite rugby team Wales, I would love to watch Springboks and the Wallabies playing at Millennium stadium. This would be a close call, and most of players would bring their Lions experience. I hope, unlike last time Whitewash, Wales would get at least 3 wins out of 4 match series. Again Pumas won’t be easy at all. They are closing the gap after they had 2 runs in the Rugby Championship.
I was reading this article about the All Blacks recent unbeaten success http://www.espnscrum.com/newzealand/rugby/story/201623.html
The author suggests that All Blacks were getting fresh players in to the team without effecting the cohesion, and the depth of skill level they have in every position, even the 4th string player at Fly Half has the world class wave length. This proves and also I personally believe the individual skill level- Smith the Winger, and Barret 13 (score the try coming off the bench during the 2nd Bok game), and the Number 6 guy played earlier in the tournament instead of Messam. I am gathering more analysis as to who could stop (if at all) AB before next world cup. Will do a write up on this sooner!
Autumn series 2013, (GMT)
|Sat 9||17.30||Wales||South Africa||Millennium Stadium|
|Sat 9||17.45||Ireland||Samoa||Lansdowne Road|
|Sat 9||21:00||France||New Zealand||Stade de France|
|Sat 16||14.30||Wales||Argentina||Millennium Stadium|
|Sat 16||14.30||England||New Zealand||Twickenham|
|Sat 16||17.45||Ireland||Australia||Lansdowne Road|
|Sat 16||18:00||France||Tonga||Le Havre|
|Sun 17||15:00||Scotland||South Africa||Murrayfield|
|Fri 22||19.30||Wales||Tonga||Millennium Stadium|
|Sat 23||21:00||France||South Africa||Stade de France|
|Sun 24||14.00||Ireland||New Zealand||Lansdowne Road|
|Sat 30||14.00||Wales||Australia||Millennium Stadium|