All Blacks – Best team in the world in 2016!
All Blacks is the name for the New Zealand National Rugby Team and the focus of this video by Rugby Zone.
Now, being from South Africa, I’m obviously a Springbok supporter. However the Springboks have not been playing great rugby for the last few years. And I have always had a huge amount of respect for the New Zealanders. There is just something that put them apart from the rest of the international teams. Maybe it is natural ability. Maybe it is top of the line development programs. I honestly don’t know, but the way they play with skill and confidence, they are usually unstoppable.
This dominance in international rugby was especially on show during 2016. Lets just look at some of the Series they did in 2016. In June they had a series of 3 games against Wales and were convincing victors in all 3 games. The Rugby Championship which is between New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina saw them once again as the outright winners. They completely dominated with more than double the amount of point their nearest competitor got.
There was one Test Match against Australia in October which they once again won convincingly with a score of 37-10. And their final Northern Tour where they played and won against Ireland, Italy and France. Italy took the biggest brunt of their devastating attack with a 68-10 loss.
Looking at the video you can see it wasn’t always simple push-over tries. There were some real skill and finesse involved. Some tries were literally created out of nothing. It is an absolute pleasure to watch a team like this in action, no matter who you might support.