If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be an All Black, this might it explain it. It’s not just the desire to win, it’s the desire to crush absolutely everyone who comes across your path until they’re a bloody Gallic pulp.
New Zealand were cruising to victory over France today that seals another series win for the world champions. With two minutes to go, they still didn’t take their collective foot off the gas. They had to absorb a bit of pressure as Les Bleus tried to pretend the evening wasn’t as utterly futile as the scorelines suggested, but when the chance came, they put together a brilliant counter-attack to put the cherry on top of a delicious cake.
The whole try was excellent, but this off-load from Aaron Cruden was the best bit. And I’m not just saying that because it was the only bit of the move I managed to capture in GIF form. If you can, check out the try in full on the various video uploading sites of the world later, but for the moment, here’s that incredible off-load.