It’s a long week for him australian campus after the beaten by 43-5 at the start of the Three Nations before New Zealand and the continuity of the Bledisloe Cup that remained in the hands of Kiwis. Now those who charged the Wallabies were two legends of the All Blacks like John Kirwan and Jeff Wilson. The latter wondered “Where was the pride in the jersey?”.
Speaking on Sky Sport’s The Breakdown show, Kirwan said he was disappointed with the Australians after seeing performance they had in the first two games: “I think what disappoints us is that Australia proved very promising in the first two games, “Kirwan said, adding that” even the game at Eden Park was relatively good, but then they come out with such a performance. I hope it’s just a bad night and they can absorb the blow and continue to improve ”.
“I said the honeymoon is over for Dave Rennie because it is. I don’t know what he’s going to do with the number 10 this week. However, the interesting thing for me was the pressure the All Blacks had to lose the Bledisloe Cup after 19 years, you don’t want to be the person to lose it. So that relief from the weekend was palpable. It was nice to see it, “said the world champion in 1987.
Kirwan’s co-host and former All Black great player, Jeff Wilson, was not far behind and had harsh terms for the team, but also for the Australian public. “Where is the pride of the shirt?”Wilson wondered, adding that “what is more important is that they had the opportunity to have 40,000 fans. The NRL final was played with 40,000 people, the field was full. The Saturday they were 18,000, just over 18,000 who showed up for this. For me Sanzaar here failed”.
“I don’t think New Zealand Rugby is responsible in any way,” Wilson continued, “because we had a tournament planned to play here in New Zealand with our audience. We could have done that and, indeed, we could have delivered not just our fans, the fans across the southern hemisphere, across the world, a united atmosphere. “
“And in the end,” he said wryly, “the Wallabies probably would have been better because they played better in New Zealand than at home. And for me, I think they failed their audience in this case because too many people did not go to the stadium. “The Wallabies hope to reverse the image against the All Blacks this Saturday in Brisbane that will be part of the second round of the Three Nations.