ABs victory over Ireland 'frightening'

NZ Newswire June 25, 2012, 7:19 pm

The All Blacks performance against Ireland in the Third Test was almost frightening in its ambition and execution, says prominent UK rugby commentator Brian Moore.

The All Blacks thrashed Ireland 60-0 in the Third Test in Hamilton.

"In truth, last Saturday was the immovable and the emasculated; the monolithic Kiwis executing the basics and much more with alacrity against Ireland, physically and mentality drained from their narrow loss seven days previously," he says in his column for The Telegraph on Monday.

"Sonny Bill Williams showed a wider range of skills than most of his global peers - and that without the presence of Ma Nonu and Dan Carter.

"New Zealand illustrated perfectly how they, better than any other Union, incrementally introduce new talent while retaining sufficient experience to ensure they have the fullest chance to perform."

Moore says it was a heartbreaking loss for the Irish.

"To see the mighty Brian O'Driscoll close to tears of frustration after the loss was an uncomfortable sight; given the talent around him over his career, his should be better memories."

Moore, a former England and British Lions rugby union hooker, is considered to be the UK's most forthright rugby commentator.

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  1. The Chosen One06:24pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    We are the champions. Shove that you Poms, Aussies and Boks.

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  2. Will07:02pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    "Sonny Bill Williams showed a wider range of skills than most of his global peers - and that without the presence of Ma Nonu and Dan Carter." And this comming from a foreigner. Take note W.T.F, stalin, XDFALCON, Buntyboy, kelv, woody just to name a few jeleous people.

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  3. 07:16pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    God some people wank on about the AB's. Boring, wife beating, uneducated morons protected by the NZRU. And in NZ we celebrate them........

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  4. 10:21pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Nz is a rugby small minded nation that no one gives a toss about In the global world

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  5. I-see-stupid-people07:02pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hey knobnmouth where are those 40-70 comments on those NRL games you predicted? hahahahaha....

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  6. Peter07:22pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Greg it is called the "DELIVERANCE FACTOR'', did you see the film lol. It comes from a lot of inbreeding which they don't like to talk about here.

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  7. footnmouth06:37pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It was only Ireland ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Can we move on geezz there on par with Canada and Scotland....Mind u still better than boring old rally driving...

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  8. I-see-stupid-people06:56pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    There is not a single good reason why nz yahoo should post these completely pointless and boring articles about this forgettable series two days after it ended.

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  9. Davo10:22pm Monday 25th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Ah Peter peter pumpkin eater....go suck a co**

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