The All Blacks running onto the field led by Richie McCaw was like we were going to war!!.
4 Years ago My Mum and I went to watch the All Blacks face the Argentine Pumas at Eden Park. I was really excited to have had the special chance to cheer on the All Blacks, “YAAAY!!”. It was really astonishing to be close up to see the All Blacks perform the Haka, KA MATE, KA MATE, KA ORA!!!. Nigel Owens the Referee of the game had blown his whistle, WEOOOW!!! and the crowd went bizarre.
It was a really close and intense first half, not only were there no points scored but… the defense from both teams was really impressive. The Penalty was awarded to the All Blacks, WEOOOW!! and Piri Weepu the All Blacks scrum half had to chance to boot in 3 points. Nervously the All Blacks fans were waiting for the kick to be converted and Piri Weepu had given the All Blacks the lead 3-0, “YAYYY!!”, I had shouted with great excitement. OOOOOO!!!!, that was a really close decision made by Nigel Owens but unfortunately the All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read’s foot was outside the line and the score remained 3-0 the Pumas were lucky with that decision. Another penalty was kicked by Piri Weepu and the score was 6-0, but not long after the great teamwork from Argentina had paid off with a convincing try by Julio Farias Cabello. So going into Halftime with the boot of Piri Weepu the All Blacks were leading 12-7.
Nigel Owens whistle was blown again to signal the start of the second half. The All Blacks had started the Second Half astonishingly with a huge break by Isaia Toeava with great support from Ma’a Nonu to make great metres. My Mum and I were at the edge of our seats, but indiscipline had costed the All Blacks a penalty which Argentina's fly half had countered on and the score was 12-10.
Later on in the Second Half the All Blacks started to capitalize with a great try from Kieran Read who was doubted a try in the First Half. All Blacks had a real comfortable lead with a lead by 13 points ( 23-10). Now the All Blacks were playing at their best with another great try by Veteran Lock Brad Thorn, so the score now was 33-10 and it remained till the end of the game. WEOOOW WEOOW!! Nigel Owens had blown the whistle to state that the All Blacks were in for a Semi Final booking against the Wallabies.
What a great game!!, a great kicking game from both sides, great team work within the width of the field and great defense. I was really glad that I could be there with my Mum.