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'Grow and build' - All Blacks learn lessons from Canada thumping

'Grow and build' - All Blacks learn lessons from Canada thumping”

That's the challenge, especially in game like that with so many opportunities.

All three Barrett brothers got on the scoresheet as reigning champions New Zealand stormed to their second victory of the Rugby World Cup with a 63-0 bonus point mauling of Canada at Oita Stadium on Wednesday.

The Rugby World Cup was the first with Read as captain. But in those days, Canada was a top 15 nation in the IRB World Rankings with several players playing overseas.

- The All Blacks have won each of their last 16 Rugby World Cup matches, the longest run by any side in the tournament's history, while they also boast a 100 per cent win rate in pool stage matches at the World Cup (30/30).

The Canadians did have some positives.

"There were probably two halves of each half we played and it showed you the difference", he said of a 17-minute first-half burst of three tries and all five in the second coming in the first 17 minutes of that spell. But they eventually lost possession. "It be as easy as that", Canada coach Kingsley Jones said on Tuesday before the match at Oita Stadium. "But we failed to capitalize on our pressure. So we're very blessed and it's good to have people in form".

"I judge there turned into rather bit of dread within the major 20 minutes", Jones said. They showed true Canadian grit.

Otherwise, the All Blacks have too many weapons, too many tools, too many tricks. When they were on, they easily passed by the first line of Canadian defence and put their speed on display from there.

The All Blacks crushed Canada - as expected - but Beauden Barrett is human after all.

In gruelling, sauna-like conditions, the performances of Sonny Bill Williams, Richie Mo'unga and the forwards particularly impressed, as did scrum-half Brad Weber who set the game alight at the start of the second half. "Then again the last thing you want is to be slowing down good quality ball".

The main event took place early in the second half. Scott Barrett eventually found the line on a set-up from Kieran Read.

The All Blacks picked up where they left off in the second half, going over for their fifth try inside the first minute when Williams sent Ioane in at the corner and it was soon 42-0 after Scott Barrett charged over.

"It hasn't attain into my head, but I comprehend it is miles a posh task and a huge distress", Jones said when requested if there had been concerns the 100-point barrier would perhaps well be breached.

"Other times, I'm admiring the All blacks' accuracy, skill, speed and the bottom line is collisions - the speed and power that they can deliver at times".



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