Monday Nov 27, 2017 Waisake Naholo falcons Aaron Smith, probably because of the hairstyle

Waisake Naholo falcons Aaron Smith, probably because of the hairstyle
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Not since 1953 have Wales beaten the All Blacks, and nothing changed on Saturday as the visitors picked up a 33-18 win in Cardiff, thanks to tries from Waisake Naholo, Anton Lienert-Brown and Rieko Ioane. Naholo probably owes his scrumhalf a few beers though, after this happened.

Early on the winger, who crossed twice, threw a nice inside pass to halfback Aaron Smith, who unfortunately was not looking, and it hit him right in the face. Smith was not happy.

The win was New Zealand’s 30th consecutive victory over Wales, ending their end of season tour on a high after a challenging match against Scotland a week earlier.

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  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump

    I would hazard a guess that if the try wasn't scored, then they might have looked at the tackle and perhaps awarded a penalty try. As it was indeed scored, there seemed no need to look, as it didn't come across extremely dangerous.

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  •  nui_johnson
    nui_johnson

    https://youtu.be/_hFhpye1cCQ Starts at 30 secs into the video. I should correct myself and say a no arms tackle as opposed to a shoulder charge. If there is indeed a difference at all

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  •  drg
    drg

    Got a link to the incident, haven't seen that..

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  •  nui_johnson
    nui_johnson

    Full disclosure, i am an All Black fan. And this is abit off topic i know, but why was more not made of the shoulder charge on Naholo as he scored in the corner. It was as blatant as anything! It was surely a yellow...wasnt it?

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  •  ajv1beta
    ajv1beta

    Judging by the crowd reaction, I'm assuming the replay got shown in the arena? Amazing!

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  •  hoot
    hoot

    That's the worst barnet I've seen in years.

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  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump

    It looks like it did! :)

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  •  joeythelemur
    joeythelemur

    That'll leave a mark. :-)

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  •  breakaway
    breakaway

    Ow! .. with the pointy bit too.

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