Thursday, June 16, 2011
The New Zealand under 20 side put in another commanding performance at the Junior World Championship in Italy, this time crushing Wales 92-0.
The Baby Blacks, who are perennial favourites at this age grade, were at their clinical best, punishing Wales for their errors, once again showing that they have their systems firmly in place in New Zealand.
While boasting players with NPC and Super Rugby experience, the Baby Blacks - triple world champions - showed their class as they turned over ball frequently, maximising the opportunities handed to them. They scored 14 tries, which is actually two less than the current record for the tournament, which is when South Africa beat the USA 108-18 in 2008.
Flyhalf Gareth Anscombe was a constant threat, and as with their opening match, kicked well as he equalled last week's impressive tally of 22 points in the game.
Argentina have the task of stopping the black tide next, heading for 17 consecutive victories, when they meet on Sunday.
The following two videos give a rundown of each other days play, focused predominantly on New Zealand's dominance. We'll try organise highlights from the other games soon.