The All blacks returned to teach and surpassed Italy by 47-9. Despite the defeat, it was a great match of the azzurros that managed to complicate a lot for the New Zealanders during the first half of the match corresponding to the November international window. Complete synthesis.
To the surprise of many, the encounter did not begin with the expected dominance of the kiwis. Italy took center stage very early, either to score points before the oil spill or because of the enthusiasm generated by his fans in the Rome olympic. The azzurros they generated errors in those in black and even subjected their rival to defend various phases in 22 defenses. The Italian pressure was such that the only reason why he did not score first was due to an arbitration question from Karl Dickson, who had to apologize for cutting a try play for a non-existent penalty.
However, this dominance of the Italians ended within 28 minutes of the first half. The great push of the pack of All blacks caused the ball to be thrown so that Finlay christie Get up and head over to score the first try of the match. The first conquest ended up waking up the beast, who scored two more tries before halftime. On the part of the locals, they could barely add a couple of penalties thanks to the foot of Garbisi.
The complement showed a little of what was expected in the previous duel of the Autumn National Series. New Zealand she took over the game, submitting a fierce Italy to defend for much of the second half. Despite this, the first to score were the homeowners with a new penalty of Garbisi.
The characteristic burst of the second halves of those in black began at 63 ‘. A big cons of Reece began a relentless sequence of tries. The wing’s conquest was followed by tries of Aumua and another of Sotutu. The last minutes left the locals without reaction, who despite the defeat were applauded by all the fans in the Rome olympic. Special mention deserves the Italian-Argentine, Ivan Nemer had his debut with the azzurra shirt.