Sunday 19 November 2017

McCaw joy at All Black title

RICHIE McCAW says the All Blacks are on a mission to justify their status as world champions after his side crushed Argentina 54-15 in Buenos Aires to claim the inaugural Rugby Championship.

New Zealand rampaged over for seven tries, with Cory Jane grabbing a hat-trick and Julian Savea crossing twice against the Pumas, who have yet to win in the competition.

"The goal is to put last year behind us, but we've got the tag of world champions and we want to play like that." said mcCaw.

South Africa heaped yet more pressure on Australia coach Robbie Deans as Bryan Habana starred in a 31-8 win in Pretoria. Wallaby out-half Berrick Barnes spent Saturday night in hospital after puncturing his lung.

Irish Independent

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