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All Blacks edge past Ireland

2012-06-16 11:24

Christchurch - Daniel Carter broke Ireland's hearts when he slotted home an 80th-minute drop goal to give New Zealand a tense 22-19 victory over the tourists in Christchurch on Saturday, wrapping up their three-match series with a game to spare.

Ireland had never beaten the All Blacks in their 25 previous encounters with a 10-10 draw in 1973 the closest they came in the 107 years they have been playing tests and Saturday's match at a chilly Rugby League Park was there for the taking.

The tourists lived up to their promise of being more aggressive in contact than they were last week in Auckland when they lost 42-10 and spent the first 20 minutes smashing into tackles at the breakdown.

They dominated the opening quarter and the decision to opt for a lineout in the corner instead of taking a kickable penalty shot at 0-0 paid off when scrumhalf Conor Murray sniped around the blindside of a ruck and touched down for his first Test try.

Jonathan Sexton converted to give the visitors a 7-0 lead, which they built on eight minutes later after another sustained period of pressure allowed the flyhalf to punish an illegal block at the ruck by Owen Franks with his first penalty.

The 10-0 scoreline seemed to spark the All Blacks into action and as they built phases and dominated territory, the visitors gave away silly penalties, three of which Carter slotted between the posts to bring the All Blacks back to 10-9.

The All Blacks warmed the shivering crowd of 21 000 when they began the second half with renewed vigour, hammering at the Irish and holding the ball for several phases for Aaron Smith to get driven over in the corner for his first test try.

Carter converted to give the home side their first lead of the game at 16-10, though that was quickly reduced when Sexton slotted his second penalty after the All Blacks had turned the ball over from the kickoff.

Carter and Sexton then traded penalties and with 15 minutes remaining, the game was either side's for the taking.

Sexton equalised with his fourth penalty and had an opportunity to give Ireland the lead when Israel Dagg was sinbinned for a late charge on Rob Kearney with eight minutes remaining, though the Leinster flyhalf's long-distance attempt fell short.

The All Blacks, however, managed to get down field one last time and after a series of sustained attacks, the ball was tossed out to Carter, who lined up the drop goal from the pocket to preserve New Zealand's unbeaten record against Ireland.

Teams:

New Zealand:
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Zac Guildford, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock Substitutes: 16 Hikawera Elliott, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Ali Williams, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Ben Smith

Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Brian O'Driscoll, 12 Gordon D'Arcy, 11 Andrew Trimble, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O'Brien, 6 Kevin McLaughlin, 5 Donnacha Ryan, 4 Dan Tuohy, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy

Substitutes: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Declan Fitzpatrick, 18 Donncha O'Callaghan, 19 Peter O'Mahony, 20 Eoin Reddan, 21 Ronan O'Gara, 22 Simon Zebo.

Reuters

Comments
  • donavan.boshoff - 2012-06-16 11:28

    close game, the kiwis were taking the strain tonight and their true colours were shining brightly when dagg was sent off, and williams playing his filthy game for a change. unlucky paddys

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:36

      Kia Ora!! Please take note that the mighty ALL BLACKS are the current rugby world champions and Nr 1 on the IRB ranking. In the event that you need to comment on any article, please contextualise such comment in deference to the mighty ALL BLACKS! Further, please show respect to the world champs. On 06 October 2012 we will go in our numbers to Soweto to pay respect to the team setting the standard in world rugby. Please do not resort to personal and bitter insults as the record books will show that the ALL BLACKS is the team to beat. We are growing the support base of the ALL BLACKS in South Africa and do not have to justify our support to anyone. We are, after all, children of this soil and proudly AB supporters. Go ALL BLACKS!!!

      Jason - 2012-06-16 11:37

      What it did show is that the AB's battle against aggressive defense!!

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:41

      @Jason - what does the score board say? Any mention of defense! Just asking. Rugby world champions and Nr 1 on IRB ranking - finish en klaar, like Selebi!

      bertrand.mauvis - 2012-06-16 11:44

      I for one cannot wait for the Springboks to play the All Blacks later this year!! BOKKE!!!!

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:44

      @Daspoort - it's the truth! Why do you assume Cape has an intellect?

      Jack - 2012-06-16 11:48

      @Cape - please change your name. Most people in the Cape, bar a few morons, support the Springboks and the Cape side, the Stormers have the best record against NZ teams in the S15 (only just losing to the Crusaders this year, having lost both our locks to injury). The Cape is the home and bastion of SA rugby!!!

      Jason - 2012-06-16 11:58

      @Cape i dont care what the score board said you nit wit!!! I am a Springbok supporter, you know that team that represents your country?? and for me the interest is around the 4 nations coming up! So i commented on the rugby! And lose the name I live in the Cape and you dont deserve to have that name on this forum! Becuase you are a traitor to your country..................better yet, buy a ticket and leave...........LOL ok that was a rant.......where did that ome from?

      Nzbro - 2012-06-16 11:58

      well done to the Irish. They improved 100% from last week & AB's had to work hard to stay ahead. A timely reminder to the AB's that victory is never to be taken for granted. It has to be earned at every match.Very enjoyable game from start to finish. I expect Wales /Oz & England / Boks games to have same intensity as the northern hemisphere try to stamp there mark on the game.

      Jco - 2012-06-16 13:19

      To Cape, I am in NZ and many know that scrum went against the wrong side! Nigel Owen help the AB's in the last 3 minutes! The AB's was demolished by that scrum! Nigel made a terrible mistake!

      Backstabber - 2012-06-16 15:47

      Kia Ora Cape = Tsotsi Baby = Legend Take a bow Sir, mighty supporter of the all blacks and not the SPRINGBOKS Hehehehehehehe

      Jco - 2012-06-17 05:37

      Cape, I am staying in NZ. I see that you use the word Kia Ora in your comments and freely speech. My Maori friends will laugh in your face! It was better for you to use "Tena koutou" and not KIA ORA! Maori use Kia Ora for different occasions! One is for agreeing with the speaker or agreeing with the previous comment that was made. For instance the REF got it wrong against a team....then the Maori listening will say KIA ORA (agree with the comment). You keep on saying KIA ORA when you start replying to a comment and then you say something different in the rest of your reply! If the Maori use KIA ORA to greet for instance, that is an easy way to say Hi G'day! It also mean "BE WELL or BE HEALTHY". The way Maori greet is always for the better of another person! Please you not Maori, stop trying to be one! You are a disgrace to the MAORI! MAORI PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKE YOU! They will say to you "TOTITI"! You are a piece of "PEKANA". Te koretake hoke!

      rhyno.vermaak - 2012-06-17 07:22

      @Cape, do you know how funny it is when you add a drunk pirate voice when reading your posts? Thats very close to the rest of your bergie friends voices, if you wondered...

  • tumelo.phaahla - 2012-06-16 11:30

    ooh God, All Blacks are just the best, I really thought they would capitulate, but i guess that is what separates champions from mediocre performers.

      bertrand.mauvis - 2012-06-16 11:48

      What separates them is their amazing cheating abilities... and the way they get away with it!! This match was riddled with cheat moments!

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-06-16 14:15

      bertrand, dont be an idiot, Are you saying Steroid boks dont cheat at all? NO perspective or rugby knowledge whatsoever.And you know what- You wont see many Irishmen if any complain about cheating, because they arent as bitter as you and your countrymen

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-06-16 14:17

      You love it Blueraven? The All Blacks still won!, When SA play badly, they dont gring out wins, the last few tri nations- oh and the word cup proves this.

      Backstabber - 2012-06-16 15:51

      SBW has never taken steroids. He just naturally looks like he does. Dan Carter has also always been "fris" and "pumped". Probably Gatoraid. Hehehehehehehehehehe....

  • Koos - 2012-06-16 11:31

    Thank you Nigel.

  • Spear - 2012-06-16 11:33

    Brilliant rugby played by the Irish, well done boys! Bokke by 15+

  • Jack - 2012-06-16 11:33

    Very well played Ireland. NZ had to retreat to a kicking game to beat them! So much for all the predictions of a runaway win for the ABs!!!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-16 11:42

      nz lucky to win that one .. the last scrum penalty against Ire was BS ..other than that the ref was good .

  • ockie.barnard.9 - 2012-06-16 11:34

    Great game by the Irish. Their rush defence was good and AB backline had no space to attack. This clearly shows how the AB team can be beaten. Well done on the win AB.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:39

      It does not mean the mighty ALL BLACKS will be beaten! If memory serves me right, the Irish beat the bokkies a season or two ago! This is not a weak Irish team - they controlled the tempo of the game and gave their best - their best, however, was not good enough. Even when the ALL BLACKS play off their standard, they close these games. Good luck to the bokkies this afternoon! ALL BLACKS = 2011 rugby world champions and Nr 1 on IRB rankings.

      Flemjob - 2012-06-16 11:46

      Cape how many times have you been to NZ? I'd like to hear what your connection to the country is? I enjoyed the game because it challenges the theory that Southern Hemisphere rugby is way ahead of NH. Leinster is a world class club, this was obvious today. This is the closest Ireland have ever come to winning. Well played.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:49

      @Flemjob - what is the relevance of your question? Since when you you or anyone else has the right to pose questions? As an officer of the court, I usually pose the questions. Sorry china!

      Flemjob - 2012-06-16 12:04

      So you dont have any connection to NZ. Well why do you support them? You might aswell support Australia in the next game. All I'm trying to do is find out why you support NZ. You dont have a reason, well besides them being the best team in the world. Cape Crusaders are traitors.

      Nick - 2012-06-16 12:06

      easy answer never won't even find nz on a map also for some bizarre reason had to google kia ora you should use dumela

      Flemjob - 2012-06-16 12:15

      Daspoort he doesn't have any connection to NZ. You cant simply support who you want. I suppose I've been brainwashed from school already. I was told I should support my school and not the one we're playing against. This then carried on into Provincial rugby and then international rugby. Support your local team, local province and the country you live in.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 12:15

      @Daspoort - thank you for a sensible comment. Not that we need your support, but such a constructive comment must be commended. The bokkie fans can call us names, ridicule us and hurl personal insults at us - at the end of the day, we remain supporters of the ALL BLACKS! Hope to see all you guys tomorrow at Newlands cheering for the Baby boks and Baby Blacks!

      Flemjob - 2012-06-16 12:18

      Us? LOL, do you think you'd fit in with true Kiwi supporters? Ha ha ha ha. You're not one of them, get over it.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 13:54

      @Daspoort- the reason why me and others having a problem with SA's like Cape supporting the all blacks and any team that is playing the Boks, is because they are throwing the Boks(their National Team) under the bus for the wrong reasons; these reasons are either racist of nature and or that SARU is corrupt. Now you never find a NZ'lander supporting any other team for these reasons. It's like punishing a baby for the parents wrong doings. I totally understand that coloureds(like myself) and blacks supported any team playing the Boks during the apartheid times. This being said, times have changed with the election of Madiba as first democratic president and a black man at that. There is no place for people like Cape and Julius Malema in a new South Africa. SA is in a very fragile state since independence thus people need to be mature in the sense of doing everything in their power to be an instrument of reconciliation, stability and peace. What people like Cape and Malema don't realise is that their seemingly small efforts of division is infect building blocks for catastrophic national unrest.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:03

      @Dapoort: continue/ now for people like Cape to support opposition to the Boks is in no way being part of the South Africans uniting to mend a broken "today" That's why my friend I will never ever approve of people chosing to support opposition. If it is true that Sport unite a Nation, so it must be true that Sport can devide a Nation. @Cape: Boet, dis nog nie te laat om te leer en volwasse te wees nie. Laat staan jou bitterheid. Apartheid is in die verlede. Die Bokke is verteenwoordigend van Suid Afrika.

      Backstabber - 2012-06-16 16:02

      Kia Ora Cape = Tsotsi Baby = Legend Take a bow Sir, mighty supporter of the all blacks and not the SPRINGBOKS Hehehehehehehe

      tim.hickson1 - 2012-06-17 00:17

      @Cape. I'm a kiwi born and bred and mate stop being an arrogant prick. AB's were lucky to scrape that game and Ireland were probably the better team on the night. And no one in NZ's going on about how we're no.1 if you'd been here you'd understand the saying "you're only as good as your last game" so AB's not very good after that assesment

  • Cape - 2012-06-16 11:34

    Well done ALL BLACKS! The Irish were brave and put in an excellent performance. Well done Ireland! The AB's made basic errors and Ireland increase the pressure. We will have to go back to the drawing board and work on the basics! Go ALL BLACKS!!

      jason.aereboe - 2012-06-16 11:42

      Please immigrate...

      bertrand.mauvis - 2012-06-16 11:46

      Watch the BOKS destroy the All Balcks this year and next year and take back the cup in 2015..

      Spear - 2012-06-16 11:51

      Bokks 51 - All Blacks 3 (O_o)

      skhona.luswazi - 2012-06-16 11:58

      @ cape dude! I you for real?

      Cape - 2012-06-16 12:07

      @Skhona- ???

      Backstabber - 2012-06-16 16:02

      Kia Ora Cape = Tsotsi Baby = Legend Take a bow Sir, mighty supporter of the all blacks and not the SPRINGBOKS Hehehehehehehe...

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-06-16 11:36

    As Richie McCaw says: "Test match rugby is totally different from Super Rugby." The All Blacks held their nerve despite immense pressure,waited for an Ireland mistake then took their chance and walk off the field with the spoils in the end!That's what world champions are made off.Ireland was a bit unlucky in the end and a draw would've been the real reflection of this tight game,but in the end New Zealand won.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:42

      Agree!!!

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-06-16 11:50

      Good summary Sean!!!

  • Paul - 2012-06-16 11:37

    Best game ever by ireland in my opinion !

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:43

      We do not care about your opinion - in rugby we care about the final score!!

      Spear - 2012-06-16 12:03

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      Cape - 2012-06-16 12:09

      @Spear - thanks mate! Very original. In any event, good luck to the bokkies this afternoon. I hope England does not get that close as the Irish - my nerves were shot! ALL BLACKS = 2011 rugby world champions and Nr 1 on IRB ranking.

      Spear - 2012-06-16 12:30

      Shot mate ! You will gain respect with comments like that ! Bokke by 15+

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-16 11:37

    Well there goes upsizing my happy meal this Youth Day. All Blacks almost pulled a sharkie and choked

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:45

      Kia Ora!! Please take note that the mighty ALL BLACKS are the current rugby world champions and Nr 1 on the IRB ranking. In the event that you need to comment on any article, please contextualise such comment in deference to the mighty ALL BLACKS! Further, please show respect to the world champs. On 06 October 2012 we will go in our numbers to Soweto to pay respect to the team setting the standard in world rugby. Please do not resort to personal and bitter insults as the record books will show that the ALL BLACKS is the team to beat. We are growing the support base of the ALL BLACKS in South Africa and do not have to justify our support to anyone. We are, after all, children of this soil and proudly AB supporters. Go ALL BLACKS!!!

      Bossie - 2012-06-16 13:02

      Haha @Cape. Capie van die flats wat nog nie oor apartheid kan kom nie en vir die All blacks skree.. sad ou broer , baie sad!! Ek kry mense soos jy eintlik jammer- jou karakter,kultuur,menswees- alles aangeneem van n land waar jy heel moontlik nog nooit was nie en zero kennis het.. Kom ek raai.. jy is een van daai wat as die bokke teen die AB's speel, staan jy in jou AB trui en sing saam as Nkosi sikeleli gespeel word..lol

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-16 13:03

      AB supporters of SA origin are no different to those chops waving old SA flags at games..dis lekke innie verlede ne ?

      Cape - 2012-06-16 13:18

      @Bossie - your generalisation of the AB support in Cape Town is misplaced and without basis. It typifies the bokkie mentality and confirm the view that rugby belongs to the "white man". Have been to NZ a number of times (business - legal practice) consulting witnesses (ex-saffas) for a local judicial inquest - have some friends over there (tourists) - be that as it may, that is not the basis for our support. As previously stated, we do not have to justify our support for the might AB! See you in Soweto on 06 October 2012!

      Bossie - 2012-06-16 13:39

      @Cape- in daardie geval is jy n NOG GROTER sad case!! Kom ek raai weer.. As daar oorlog is, dan hys jy die Amerikaanse vlag voor jou huis op..? Wat ook al jou motivering is om anti Bokke te wees, kom oor dit ou perd, ons lewe in n nuwe era!

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:48

      @Bossie " Kom ek raai.. jy is een van daai wat as die bokke teen die AB's speel, staan jy in jou AB trui en sing saam as Nkosi sikeleli gespeel word..lol" Hoe't jy geweet?....lol

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:55

      @lance.elliott.3914 : Stem 100% saam. Diesulkes saam met Capey en Malema moet iewers gedeporteer word...........................................................................................................................................................Just kidding...the "deporteer" part that is. Daar is Afrikaaners wat ook net nie met die verlede wil breek nie en dus deel word van die nuwe Suid Afika nie. Daar is ook die Afrikaaners wat glo dat swart mense in Suid Afrika eerder Bafana Bafana moet ondersteun. Nou ja, daar is wit,swart en bruin rasiste onder ons geledere. Ek dink hulle almal saam moet op 'n eiland geplaas word waar hulle sal moet leer om mekaar te anvaar en te resepekteer.

      Backstabber - 2012-06-16 16:03

      Kia Ora Cape = Tsotsi Baby = Legend Take a bow Sir, mighty supporter of the all blacks and not the SPRINGBOKS Hehehehehehehe...

      Backstabber - 2012-06-16 16:08

      Kia Ora Cape = Tsotsi Baby = Legend He is the Chuck Norris of Immigration - visiting NZ a few times (would that be 2 or would that be more?) makes him National! Take a bow Sir, mighty supporter of the all blacks and not the SPRINGBOKS Hehehehehehehe

  • skhona.luswazi - 2012-06-16 11:38

    Credit to irish for brave perfomance very unfortunate for not winning that one now boks go out there and show who's real contendor for number spot

      Niel - 2012-06-16 14:03

      They aren't even number 2. The all blacks are better the best rugby in the world, just accept it. Beating them once here and there doesn't change that.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:14

      Way to go Skhona. The all blacks must shiverrrrrring come the Championship. Go Bokke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jason.aereboe - 2012-06-16 11:41

    Lucky all blacks...!! UNlucky Ireland...hate it when a team gets robbed like that. McCaw can't even offer congratulations like a good sportsman...oh wait....what else should we expect from him...

      Cape - 2012-06-16 11:46

      What was the final score?

      bertrand.mauvis - 2012-06-16 11:51

      McCaw is the WORLD BIGGEST CHEAT

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:18

      @Jason: typical Mcaw. I remember last season in his post match interview he said about the win of the Reds in Super rugby final; "The probably deserve to win" Probably my behind. The Reds were the top team for the whole of last season. Mcaw is an arrogant twat who just cant take defeat like a "real" captain should.

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-06-16 14:25

      Did you even listen to post match speech chop?

  • goofree - 2012-06-16 11:46

    Ireland came in right frame of mind to win disappointment at the end for them but hey that's test rugby you only need one point to have a smile on your face winners are grinner's .

  • razz.tazz.9 - 2012-06-16 11:47

    This was a great contest allround. At the end the winner takes it all. Well done AB!!

  • Generaal - 2012-06-16 11:58

    This was a very good test match. Ireland had a few opportunities which they did not take. Sexton's kick which was short just underlines the importance of having a guy like Frans Steyn in the team who can boot a penalty from even back in his own half. The All Blacks are still the team to beat, but Ireland surely showed other test teams how it can be done. Good game.

  • Zion - 2012-06-16 12:09

    Cape down below somewhere thanks a billion for your opinion. As an All Black supporter it is taboo in SA to tell the truth and you have done just that. SA supporters tend to a collective IQ of about 37 when it comes to rugby.

      Bossie - 2012-06-16 12:28

      @Zion- as mentioned before, the reason people dont like you is coz of your personality (nothing against the AB's) hahaha- you are an absolute moron! Get it??

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:20

      @Zion, what exactly is the truth?

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-06-16 14:26

      Finally some truth on this site, well said

      Backstabber - 2012-06-16 15:55

      Yeah, Germiston Tech is the MIT of South Africa and miners are the smartest of all of us. Zion = legend Hehehehehehe....

  • Cape - 2012-06-16 12:26

    Reading the comments from the bokkie fans, I sense fear among them! They will not easily admit that the AB's set the standards. They pray and hope for an AB loss - I wonder why? They celebrate when the AB's lose - I wonder why? They accuse the AB's of being cheaters! I wonder why? I propose you support your team, no matter what, and when the giants of the southern hemisphere meet, the best team will win. It can be the AB's, the bokkies or the Aussies. Let us show respect and humility in supporting our teams - even on a Sunday at Newlands before confession. Rugby was made in heaven and played by angels (read ALL BLACKS!!) Cheers!

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-16 12:56

      So the long story short is that the No 1 ranked Mighty AB's almost lost to 8th placed Ireland..? So much for the AB's being in perfect form..

      ljmostert - 2012-06-16 14:11

      Shame - the All Black support in Cape Town is 'mos maar 'n bruin ding'!! Foeitog is that now a compensation for a lack of identity? Enjoy your toy!

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:38

      @Cape: I agree, the all blacks set the standard, but I have a feeling that is about to change. The Boks actually have a coach now with a pedigree unlike PDivvy for the last four years. That being said I still think PDivvy punched well above his weight. I think he needs to get into club rugby now. Start with a Vodacom club and take it from there. Who knows, he might be the Bok coach again. I am all for integration, but it must have its merits. You mentioned that the Bok fans pray for a all black loss- be honest with me here; you don't harbor the exact same feelings towards the Bokke? I wonder why? Good point Capey, you support your team no matter what...go figure! You talk about respect and yet you write your national rugby team, The Boks with small letters and while writing the all blacks and aussies with capital letters????? Dude you seriously don’t understand the concepts of the words/terms you using. Are you copying from somebody else's blogs?????

      Niel - 2012-06-16 15:41

      Lance, key word being \almost\ after all of it the irish still has never beaten the all blacks.

      javin.williams.3 - 2012-06-17 07:26

      sa nd ab fans why insulting each othr over rugby grow up

  • Stevemins - 2012-06-16 12:30

    The powerful humdrum coming from Cape's mouth. Supports sports teams just because they win and hold a number one ranking (as he has continually pointed out). He asks politely " do not resort to personal and bitter insults" yet makes a very sardonic one towards Paul saying "We do not care about your opinion" and successfully contradicting himself. Well "Cape," we all know you feel super powerful talking it up from behind your keyboard and if you want to support the All Blacks, you can be all means do so. We do not have to justify any of our sarcastic comments towards you because you have brought them upon yourself.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 13:02

      Read my comment in the context of Paul's posting. If you want to quote me, please do it properly. Go ALL BLACKS!!

      Stevemins - 2012-06-16 13:18

      You are upset about getting your feelings hurt. Nothing was misquoted. It all came from your posts. If you contradict yourself and try to justify it (which you just have), do not try shimmy out of it. Just admit that you contradicted yourself and move on. You were not misquoted (I copy pasted each uninspiring comment you made), nor was the context in which you commented misunderstood either.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 13:22

      @Steve - the correct quote: "We do not care about your opinion - in rugby we care about the final score!!" You see, in life, like in law, context is everything. Sorry mate.

      Stevemins - 2012-06-16 13:48

      It's a contemptible statement, no matter what the quote was (quoting doesn't have to be the full phrase; it's surprising you don't know that). Also nice to know you've accepted you did indeed contradict yourself. Happy replying Cape. I do not look forward to hearing your response, or any further babble you have to throw at me or any of the other commentators here.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 14:41

      @Stevemins; Cape does not understand the things he writing because it belongs to somebody else. He is copy and pasting post from other blogs.....lol

      Cape - 2012-06-16 14:53

      @Ckrohne1 - you must have realised by now that Cape does not respond to your drivel - in Cape Town we call you guys "gatkruipers" - sorry mate, unlike you, we have integrity. Good luck to your bokkie team this afternoon. I'm of the view that the bokkies will smash the "weak" England team. Cheers

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 15:26

      @Cape: So I should be a racist and divider like you? What exactly makes someone like me 'n gatkruiper? As far as I know, I am a coloured supporting the Springboks. I am a coloured who believe that "reconciliation" is the way to go in a country like South Africa. I am a coloured who believes that people should support their national sports stars no matter pre-historic politics. According to you this makes me a gatkruiper????? Dude, did you bought that law degree, because sure as hell no intellect could come to the conclusion that you just did in calling me 'n gatkruiper, for the reasons I support the Springboks.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 15:31

      @Cape: You have integrity because your supporting the all blacks???? Do you even understand the concept, "Integrity" Because I don't share your hatred towards Afrikaaners makes me someone with no integrity?

  • Jco - 2012-06-16 13:16

    AB's very very lucky! The penalty against the Irish was a wrong call from Nigel Owen. That happened 2 minutes from the end and that allow the AB's to escape so that Dan could win it with a drop goal! The Irish lost but can feel cheated by that scrum, they demolished the AB's scrum and how that penalty went against the Irish only Nigel Owens know!

      Cape - 2012-06-16 13:25

      Please file a formal objection with the IRB. I'm sure, in terms of the regulations, they will set aside the final score and fire Nigel Owens! Dankie oom

      Rich - 2012-06-16 13:34

      And what about the clear knock on that Owens missed that led to the Irish try?

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-06-16 14:33

      Oh no no Rich, we cant talk about that because it was against the All Blacks, however if the situation was reversed, you can guarantee the cries from Durban to Capetown would be crying cheaters, ref cheats for the All Blacks, Ireland were robbed etc. Its just plain rugby ignorance, and its the same old tune despite Bokke being world reknown for cheating

      john.vanderspruit - 2012-06-17 11:33

      Apparently the penaly as against the Irish for illegally wheeling the scrum. The ref was officiating on the side of the scrum awa from the camera and this was the side that was the area of contention. Obviously the Irish were not maintaining forward pressure on that side which meant that the scrum skewed. A breach against the scrummin laws according to the rule book. The ref saw it; we, from our armchairs could not possibly have seen it due to the camera angle.

  • caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-06-16 14:11

    Jco and the rest of you bitter losers- here we go again. The ref must have helped because the All Blacks won, God get over yourselves. You know what the difference is between the Ab's and the Steroid Boks? The Ab's STILL win even when they dont play well- you yarpies just blame it on the ref, your ignorance and bias is disgusting. You have people in your own country supportingthe All Blacks, tell me, how many Nz'ers support the Steroid Boks? Dagg should never have been sent off,tell me how does one pull out of a tackle when they are in mid air? But you guys would not see that with your eye patch on would you. I dont lament that too much, they go either way sometimes, but again focus on 50/50 penalies that went in the Ab's favour and turn a blind eye to 50/50 penalties that went in the oppositions favour- thats the SA way.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 14:49

      The bokkie fans are sore losers - nothing new. Go ALL BLACKS!!

      Stevemins - 2012-06-16 15:05

      Don't go judging the Boks or Wallabies or the Pumas if they pull that stunt Dagg did tonight on one of your beloved All blacks. You will anyway though.

      Jco - 2012-06-17 05:36

      Cape, I am staying in NZ. I see that you use the word Kia Ora in your comments and freely speech. My Maori friends will laugh in your face! It was better for you to use "Tena koutou" and not KIA ORA! Maori use Kia Ora for different occasions! One is for agreeing with the speaker or agreeing with the previous comment that was made. For instance the REF got it wrong against a team....then the Maori listening will say KIA ORA (agree with the comment). You keep on saying KIA ORA when you start replying to a comment and then you say something different in the rest of your reply! If the Maori use KIA ORA to greet for instance, that is an easy way to say Hi G'day! It also mean "BE WELL or BE HEALTHY". The way Maori greet is always for the better of another person! Please you not Maori, stop trying to be one! You are a disgrace to the MAORI! MAORI PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKE YOU! They will say to you "TOTITI"! You are a piece of "PEKANA". Te koretake hoke!

  • ljmostert - 2012-06-16 14:25

    Shame - the All Black support in Cape Town is 'mos maar 'n bruin ding'!! Foeitog is that now a compensation for a lack of identity? Enjoy your toy. VERY irritating. Why don't you immigrate? But they won't take you!

      Cape - 2012-06-16 14:48

      Ek maak so baas Berto! Go ALL BLACKS!!

  • bhai.noor.3 - 2012-06-16 14:44

    All blacks are good but boks are better, go to carlook.co.za for the car you looking for

      Niel - 2012-06-16 15:33

      Please explain this as the boks are ranked 3rd and the ab's are ranked number 1?

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 15:46

      @Niel; the all blacks struggled against no.8 team on irb rankings.....Boks beat no.5 on irb rankings.....see not rocket science.....lol

      Niel - 2012-06-16 16:24

      All blacks would of beaten the english aswell. After tonight the boks will be ranked 3rd the ab's 1st, last time I checked 1st is better than 3rd

  • Rohann - 2012-06-16 16:26

    I read something very funny last year in Die Son. They interviewed some guy that was the head of the Crusaders fan club in Mitchells Plain. When he was ask why do they support the Crusaders and not the stormers or any other SA franchise, this was his answer... He said in the apartheid era the maoris where nor allowed to stay in the hotels so they had to stay with them in Mitchells Plain and District 6. So thats how they created a bond with the Kiwisand that's why they support them. Now my question is why the Crusaders? Why not any other NZ franchise. The other other thing is , one of my mates that work in Canterbury said that the people don't like the Moaris and south sea islanders there and Canterbury is the most racist of al the other regions in NZ where he has been.

      Rohann - 2012-06-16 16:31

      O yeah, and I forgot to mention that the Crusaders have the least Maoris in their team of all the NZ franchises. So why the Crusaders?

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 17:06

      @Rohann: Now that is ignorance from these SA all black & Crusader supporters.....How many of them know about the racist insults against Blues coach Pat Lam from some NZ'landers? Not many I tell you, if at all 1 at least.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 17:36

      @Cape; watch and learn.....

  • nissen.eugene - 2012-06-16 17:50

    I support the ab becoz of ppl like rassie erasmus nd heyneke meyer in fact the racist whites who support nd manage sa rugby nd it has nothing 2 do with apartheid nd as 31 year old coloured man I hav no identity problem its all in that racist barstartd's mind

      brent.bartis - 2012-06-16 18:25

      From one coloured to another: Stop being such a throwback! NZ rugby actually doesn't care about you, your past, your present or your future. The boks are actually reaching out to you- yes, throwback you. Besides real blacks are from africa not some weird tatood creepy people from a forgotton island in the middle of nowhere.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 19:17

      @Nissen: From another coloured to a coloured- you punishing the Boks because of HN and co.? Wow, It's like punishing a baby because of the parents.......You talking about white racists! How about you being a coloured racist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WernerZA - 2012-06-16 18:00

    Can't wait for the real world cup (rugby championship)... The the bokke can put the fear into these overrated blacks...

      nissen.eugene - 2012-06-16 18:05

      Ha ha ha really

      Cape - 2012-06-16 18:58

      Kia Ora!! Please take note that the mighty ALL BLACKS are the current rugby world champions and Nr 1 on the IRB ranking. In the event that you need to comment on any article, please contextualise such comment in deference to the mighty ALL BLACKS! Further, please show respect to the world champs. On 06 October 2012 we will go in our numbers to Soweto to pay respect to the team setting the standard in world rugby. Please do not resort to personal and bitter insults as the record books will show that the ALL BLACKS is the team to beat. We are growing the support base of the ALL BLACKS in South Africa and do not have to justify our support to anyone. We are, after all, children of this soil and proudly AB supporters. Go ALL BLACKS!!!

      tim.hickson1 - 2012-06-17 00:24

      If this is the real world cup does that include the Tri Nations? Would prefer those 10 titles than just the two we've got

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-06-17 01:38

      Haha, there is ony one world cup and the All Blacks are Champions!

  • Martin Geringer - 2012-06-16 20:27

    It sounds like this cape guy has some sort of mental problem...luckily he uses the all blacks in his rants and not the boks...rather embarrassing! And he thinks he's a lawyer! Lol Go Bokke!!!!!

  • nissen.eugene - 2012-06-17 04:04

    In sa whites hav the right 2 b racist ti keep black nd coloured 4rm provincial teams nd nationals they hav the right 2 diss players of colour through their so called pundits nd sport writers nd I hav the right 2 give them the middle finger salute nd support abs 2 all the gatkruipers on sport 24 get a life u will never b acc by the whites nd they will never change rugby is their game acc 2 them

  • Jco - 2012-06-17 05:33

    Cape, I am staying in NZ. I see that you use the word Kia Ora in your comments and freely speech. My Maori friends will laugh in your face! It was better for you to use "Tena koutou" and not KIA ORA! Maori use Kia Ora for different occasions! One is for agreeing with the speaker or agreeing with the previous comment that was made. For instance the REF got it wrong against a team....then the Maori listening will say KIA ORA (agree with the comment). You keep on saying KIA ORA when you start replying to a comment and then you say something different in the rest of your reply! If the Maori use KIA ORA to greet for instance, that is an easy way to say Hi G'day! It also mean "BE WELL or BE HEALTHY". The way Maori greet is always for the better of another person! Please you not Maori, stop trying to be one! You are a disgrace to the MAORI! MAORI PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKE YOU! They will say to you "TOTITI"! You are a piece of "PEKANA". Te koretake hoke!

  • David - 2012-06-17 11:56

    lucky win all blacks,bit ireland pissed it away like the welsh did against australia.well played tho ireland.

  • Pat - 2012-06-17 12:09

    ALL BLACKS played crap, end of story, but they still won! we r the WORLD CHAMPIONS and the springsucks arent! end of story!! WORLD F@#&EN CHAMPIONS!!!

      Caleb - 2012-06-17 22:14

      Amen to that, that is all that matters!!!

  • pablo.cedron.98 - 2012-06-17 16:18

    Agree with my friend NzBro. Ireland improve a lot and they were a little bit unlucky. As Argentinian We know what is not being able to ever win against NZ in their own soil.

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