Following the Kangeroo beaters bashing of the Boks in Sydney, the Meat Eaters head down to the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ to face the Men in Black, to try and get their teeth into some Kiwi Kai at the Cake Tin.
South Africa v New Zealand in Wellington’s Westpac (Cake Tin) stadium will provide a clearer assessment of the All Blacks progress and preparation for the World Cup, now just 43 days away.
The Kiwi’s looked laboured in their 60-14 thumping of Fiji – who were missing several key players after being shown more red than a Spanish bull in their Japanese ‘seppuku’ during the recent Pacific Nations clash.
Despite resting a number of key players themselves, New Zealand will want to be more clinical against South Africa, who, like the Aussies a week before, will be hurting from the result and desperate to come back strong.
How the Boks bounce back will also be critical. The Aussies smashed them in every facet of the game and led 39-6 with only 20min left on the clock, although they wont be happy at taking their foot of the gas and allowing the South Africans to score a couple of soft tries to leave a more respectable 39-20 scoreline.
So, get ready and set your alarm clocks for some early morning drinking, and log on to listen to the humble rugby master Jed ‘Jedi’ Thian on www.arcrugby.co.nz