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New Zealand second half too strong for courageous Argentina

New Zealand second half too strong for courageous Argentina
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New Zealand picked up their third win in succession in this year’s Rugby Championship as they held off a gallant fight from Argentina for the 39-22 bonus point victory. The visitors led at halftime in New Plymouth, but the All Blacks power and experience showed in the second half.

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  • breakaway
    9:07 AM 12/09/2017

    As I see it, when Barrett runs towards the fullback there are two Pumas in the tackle and third starting to bend over the ball and tackled player, with another AB arriving. Barrett is entitled to enter this situation and clean out the 15. The other AB coming in clearly starts his run behind the tackled player's feet (at 3:10), so he is not entering from the side. I understand your different view, but I'll stick with what I see.

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  • mattyp
    5:04 AM 12/09/2017

    No. The Argie fullback was a tackle assist. He had released the ball carrier and was retiring when Barrett initiated contact - he was simply tackled without the ball. No ruck had yet formed; a NZ player comes in (clearly from the side) a split second after Barrett tackles the Argie fullback without the ball, at which point there is a ruck (albeit illegally formed). .The defender coming across in cover drops in to fill that hole instead of pushing wide; the wide NZ attacker is therefore unmarked and strolls in. Clear penalty for mine. I'm not asserting that NZ do this more or less than anyone else - just that this is a clear example to me of a smart player illegally taking out an opposition defender to create a whole in the defence.

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  • breakaway
    4:00 AM 12/09/2017

    "I see the ABs doing a lot of this kind of thing". I see players from all teams doing this kind of thing all the time. When Barret first stepped towards Tuculet to make an entirely legal cleanout, the fullback had both hands on the ruck and was hovering in an offside position. Barrett was fully entitled. Tuculet appeared to step back just as Barrett was hitting him. Similar things happen at the ruck in every game of rugby I watch. Play on.

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  • thedoctor
    4:59 AM 11/09/2017

    Illegal

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  • mise
    3:16 AM 11/09/2017

    Yes he is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHlQ0jVlnAQ . #WatchOutWorld

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  • jeri
    1:27 AM 11/09/2017

    Vaea Fifita. What a beast

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  • grumpy
    4:31 PM 10/09/2017

    Was Barrett's clear out just after the 3:00 mark legal? Puma player was retreating from the ruck and resetting defense? I see the ABs doing a lot of this kind of thing and it is very effective.

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  • dancarter
    3:06 PM 10/09/2017

    There is no way Fifita should be 6 foot 5 and over 18 stone and still move that quickly. I wonder if he was selected for the 'random' drug test after the match.

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