Not really.Crazy to think that both of these teams might not make the semis.
Was obvs referring to the second half, particularly the last ten minutes or so where the ABs would cough the ball up and France would immediately scorewere we watching the same game? NZ had 2 chances and took them, but France bossed it the rest of the time, especially the 2nd half.
That was how I saw it too and also fully aware England are atrocious.Not really.
These ABs are ****e. Can't think of a weaker side they've sent to a WC. On tonight's basis, would be a travesty if they got to the SF ahead of France, Ireland or SA. Once France got over their early nerves and stopped making errors it was one way traffic.
Yes, yes, England are a lot worse but I've come to terms with that.
France surprised me with how attritional and tight they played the game but understandable that they wouldn't want to give the ABs any scraps to feed on. The French have attacking gears they can run through.That was how I saw it too and also fully aware England are atrocious.
On this performance, NZ can’t beat SA or Ireland. But as England showed in 07, you can improve dramatically in a month.