I find it hard to believe that the AB forwards can just somehow naturally have these skill levels that other sides don't. Don't get me wrong, there is certainly an element of it but I think a lot of it is psychological. They just know what they're doing and totally believe in it. The coaches have enshrined a culture of quick ball and to 'have a go'. They don't think, they just do it and have total belief in the systems and in their team-makes. Other sides, have to eye up NZ and change their gameplans accordingly. NZ might tweek things a little week to week but generally the system and style remains the same but they just slot different personnel into the system.bazzaj wrote:That was the greatest rugby performance I have ever seen.
They are just unreal and when you see individual skills combined with their team ethic it's simply lethal.
Allwe can do is look and admire.
Don't know if we can learn as our players simply don't possess those skill levels.
Offload and run in anticipation of it in the gaps.
Seems simple doesn't it!
NZ seem to be working to a 'total rugby' model where both the backs and forwards are almost interchangeable. Their backs today were cleaning out rucks like backrowers without giving it a second thought this ensuring quick ball across the park and of course they thrive on having the likes of Coles and Reid in the tramlines out wide.