Rugby Championship. ”Imposters”, ”mere mortals”, the All Blacks lit by the foreign press

For the first time in its history, recalls FoxSports, New Zealand is fourth in the world rankings. His worst place. So the All Blacks are not favorites before facing the Springboks on Saturday in the Rugby Championship. With our Winamax partners, the New Zealand odds are indeed at 2.15 against 1.68 for the Boks. And this is not an isolated case. A situation they have only very rarely experienced. This is the result of several factors according to the foreign press. One explanation is that teams like Ireland and France have closed the gap between them and the New Zealanders.Fabien Galthié’s side are the brightest side since the 2019 World Cup and currently have the best player in the world, Antoine Dupont, in charge.“But some would also be tempted to ask how did the All Blacks lose their lead over other nations?Discipline, style of play, has Super Rugby weighed down the All Blacks? For FoxSports, the latest Kiwi setbacks result from the coach’s choices in certain positions. Of the decision of the New Zealand federation to trust Foster. As well as a certain arrogance that we did not know at the All Blacks. “It was shortly after their World Cup triumph in 2015 that cracks started to appear. The All Blacks began to lose their humility after Richie McCaw and Dan Carter retired. Have the All Blacks rested too much on their laurels and a strategy that so often paid off? That’s what Planet Rugby thinks. “Against Ireland, New Zealand seemed unable to deviate from the game plan or think of getting out of the situation they find themselves in. The strategy and culture that served them for so long no longer works; a phrase that can be applied to all of New Zealand rugby.“For the site, it needs a revitalization even if the victory is at the rendezvous in South Africa.VIDEO.  Did the All Black Akira Ioane almost come to blows with legend Justin Marshall?VIDEO. Did the All Black Akira Ioane almost come to blows with legend Justin Marshall?For the Sunday Times and its journalist Mark Keohane, the Springboks should not be fooled by the silver fern jersey. “Richie McCaw’s mighty double World Cup winners were set to be game immortals. , who keep writing the wrong kind of story every time they lose. Which has been the case in five of their last seven major tests.“If Foster wants to motivate his troops, he has only to print this sentence and paste it in the dressing room. But the task will not be easier on South African soil.”Some very strong All Blacks teams have come to South Africa before and lost to dodgy Springbok teams.“For Keohane, and given the current form of the two nations, there will be no photo in this double confrontation.Springbok rugby is arguably experiencing its best period in terms of bench depth quality and the mix of experience and youth.While at the same time the All Blacks are going through a crisis never seen before.

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