I woke up this morning with a little spring in my step.
The All Blacks play the Pumas this week and after 2 losses in a row, I was thinking I'd get some value about the All Blacks.
I opened up my PlayUp App and blow me down, the All Blacks are $1.10.
I thought I was going to swoop in nice and early and get some nice odds for the AB's this weekend.
I was wrong!
But really, does anyone think for one moment that the All Black's won't come out this week and put on a clinic?
I really feel for the Pumas this week.
They're playing their third test in as many weeks after having 12 months off, they've beaten New Zealand and somehow escaped with a draw against the Wallabies, but this week, this week will be different.
The bear has been poked.
The All Blacks will not leave any stone unturned to ensure they don't finish the year with a victory.
In fact, despite the two straight losses, they could still win the Tri Nations, there's plenty to play for.
There's nothing surer then the fact that the All Blacks will be back to their clinical best, they'll try and keep the ball in play and control the pace of the game. That's what the Pumas did very well a week ago, they dictated the speed of the game and were clinical at the breakdown.
They took the All Blacks out of their comfort zone.
I doubt we'll see that happen again.
Expect to see the All Blacks score some long range tries in this one, they'll try and break the game up and take it away from so much of a set piece battle.
I can see the All Blacks winning this by plenty.
As they say, form is temporary, class is permanent.
Oh and while we're heaping some praise on New Zealand Rugby, it must be said that their social media team is brilliant. They produce good content and then drip feed it across multiple platforms, just goes to show that it isn't just the 15 blokes that take the field that make up a good team or organisation.
I know what you're thinking, they've lost two in a row! Boo hoo.
The All Blacks will win comfortably this week, and then head back home to New Zealand to see their families, no doubt they'll be looking forward to that.
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