Springboks

All Blacks attack puts Boks to shame

2016-11-14 12:09
Allister Coetzee (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The secret to the All Blacks' world record 18-Test win streak? Scoring tries! Something all Springbok fans are no doubt hoping coach Allister Coetzee is looking to emulate.

Some may argue defence wins Test matches.

Rubbish!

Every single law introduced by World Rugby over the past decade has been done so with the aim of promoting attacking rugby with the hope it results in more tries - and increased spectator numbers through the gates.

The All Blacks have adopted the new laws and run with them - literally.

Steve Hansen's team set a world record on Saturday in beating Italy 68-10, in scoring at least 4 tries for 12 consecutive Test matches.

The last time the All Blacks didn't score 4 tries was against the Wallabies in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final (they scored 3 tries that day).

Since then the All Blacks have racked up a staggering 74 tries at an average of 6.17 per match.

The Springboks?

In their last 12 Tests they've score 19 tries at 1.58 per match, scoring 4 tries on ONE occasion (v Ireland in the second Test at Ellis Park).

Worryingly, they have been held tryless on three occasions as well.

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