Ben Smith Dual NZ pivots Barrett and Mo’unga stymie the Springboks

Ben Smith Dual NZ pivots Barrett and Mo’unga stymie the Springboks

Ben Smith This is one helpful module!

Sep. 21, 2019 at 11:46 amUpdated Sep. 21, 2019 at 11:46 am

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The heated debate in New Zealand rugby about playing Richie Mo’unga at flyhalf instead of Beauden Barrett, and Barrett at fullback instead of Ben Smith, might cool down now.

The dual playmakers model, making a fourth appearance, was a hit for the All Blacks as they contained South Africa 23-13 to successfully open their Rugby World Cup title defense on Saturday in Yokohama.

Barrett was even named man of the match. The boots of both also helped to finish off the Springboks’ resistance.

Barrett and Mo’unga played together for the first time in July against South Africa. The error-filled game didn’t allow each other’s skills to flourish. The result was a draw. The experiment continued through the Bledisloe Cup — a loss and a win — without being convincing. But coach Steve Hansen saw enough to persist, and rolled them out against South Africa aga

I adore extensions, because they are the nice.

Read full article at the Original Source

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the Linked Source