Bledisloe Cup: Aaron Smith and a harsh self-criticism after the draw between All Blacks and Wallabies


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Bledisloe Cup: Aaron Smith and a harsh self-criticism after the draw between All Blacks and Wallabies

The scrum half of the All Blacks, Aaron smith, expressed having learned the lessons after the tie with the Wallabies by the first date of the Bledisloe Cup in Wellington last weekend. Disappointed with his performance, the back said that there were areas of his game, energy, speed in the ruck and passing, they lacked an optimal level for that kind of game.

“If you don’t present yourself mentally with the right intention, it’s a long day. My standard was not up to par. My passing was erratic, inaccurate and set us up. It didn’t give our forwards a chance to run for the ball. These are things that I am proud of, I need to fine tune them“said the New Zealander.

While the All Blacks did not lose, there were comparisons to the first game of the same tournament in 2019 when they lost 26-47 in Perth. After that, they returned to Auckland and won with a resounding 36-0.

On the other hand, Dan Coles He added: “There were many aspects that disappointed us. We want to make sure we are much better this week. It’s small things: the physical, the attack and the breakdown, where we were not very good. We need to improve.“.


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