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07-15-2007, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by CycloneLaunch View Post
Untrue, they were average in the first half and where only saved by poor execution on the All Blacks part.
Its absolutely true. Execution of the attacking team has nothing to do with a defensive team's line speed, one on one tackling, breakdown pressure and defensive pattern.

New Zealand did bomb a try down the right fringes 30m out with a wayward pass, but I'm completely flabbergasted that anyone would say the Australians defensive structure wasn't good in that half.

ADD: The lack of execution from New Zealand was a by-product of pressure from the Australian defensive line.

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