Rugby Championship

All Blacks will be unbeatable at RWC - Kiwi scribe

2018-08-27 11:26
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Cape Town - A popular New Zealand scribe reckons the All Blacks will be unstoppable at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The All Blacks have made a dominant start to this year’s Rugby Championship by thumping the Wallabies on consecutive weekends.

The Kiwis secured the Bledisloe Cup with 38-13 (Sydney) and 40-12 (Auckland) wins over their old rivals.

Chris Rattue, who writes for the New Zealand Herald, wrote on Monday that he sees only one team winning the World Cup next year.

“They might as well hand over the Webb Ellis Cup now, with the All Blacks looking this good,” Rattue wrote on Monday.

“If this All Blacks team holds together - and that's no gimme considering some of the players' ages and injury histories - they will be unbeatable at the World Cup in Japan next year.

“They've got so many strings to their bow, the most important being an ability to up the ante when under pressure. They've also got Beauden Barrett, who ripped the Wallabies apart at Eden Park on Saturday night.”

Rattue added that Barrett, who scored four tries against Australia on Saturday, was the best flyhalf he has ever seen.

READ Chris Rattue's full column on the New Zealand Herald website

An All Blacks victory at next year’s Rugby World Cup would see them win the tournament for a third straight time.

They will be in Pool B alongside South Africa, Italy, Namibia and a yet to be determined repechage winner.

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