The All Blacks started the match as marginal favourites.
Most expecting New Zealand to acheive somewhere around Steve Smith’s test average. They didn’t disappoint. Running in tries left, right and centre.
All 3 Barrett brothers started for the All Blacks, which is a record in its own right. But each of the brothers ended up scoring tries during the match.
2 of them tried their best to butcher this rare opportunity, but were fortune to capitalise on second chances.
With the roof closed, and humid conditions, there were way too many handling errors for the All Blacks we’ve grown accustomed to. Which begs the question, are the balls made of ice? Is there a Japanese conspiracy to make conditions difficult? Is Gilbert off their game this time around?
Or maybe, just maybe, there is a chink in the armour of the darkness. My word I hope so.
In the final phase of the game, Beauden Barrett ran 60 odd meters only to drop the ball stone cold after some enthusiastic chasing from the Canadians. Some blame the slippery conditions, other the fatigue from trouncing the Canadians.
But in a Reveree exclusive I can reveal, Phil Kearns had predicted a 70 – 0 score line. Beauden, being the rugby hero that he is, did not want to be responsible for Phil Kearns being correct for the first time in history. Accordingly, he deliberately dropped the ball, making it look like an accident, to conserve Phil Kearns 0% success rate at being correct in matters of Rugby.
Full Time Score: New Zealand 63 – Canada 0