Mallett praises All Blacks’ win

2014-08-26 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has heaped praise on the All Blacks after their crushing 51-20 victory over the Wallabies.

Mallett, speaking in the SuperSport studio after the game, said: “I thought the pace the All Blacks played with was unbelievable. They were relentless.

“They had a great driving maul and I thought their loose forwards were tremendous. Aaron Smith had an absolutely fabulous game. Apart from a few dropped passes by Liam Messam, it was a faultless display.

“Just a fantastic performance — 50 points against a side you drew with [the previous] weekend says an amazing amount for the character of that team. They obviously don’t want to give away their number one spot easily.”

The All Blacks’ next Test in the Rugby Championship is against Argentina in Napier on September 6.

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