Kahui stun­ning again

Pool A had some fan­tas­tic mo­ments, none more so than Toko­roa’s Richard Kahui. Toko­roa’s rugby man David Foote re­ports

South Waikato News - - RUGBY WORLD CUP -

The All Blacks coasted to an easy win over Ja­pan last Fri­day at Waikato Sta­dium.

Although it was not the Ja­panese num­ber one team, they still gave the All Blacks some­thing to think about. Their de­ter­mi­na­tion, tack­ling and run­ning the ball on ev­ery oc­ca­sion made for an en­ter­tain­ing game.

In the first half, although the All Blacks were scor­ing tries, some of the pass­ing among the backs was not too sharp. But Toko­roa’s Richard Kahui had yet again an­other stun­ning per­for­mance.

The back­line pass­ing was even­tu­ally rec­ti­fied with the help of Sonny Bill Wil­liams.

The Canada, France en­counter was a much closer con­test with Canada prov­ing to be one of the im­provers in this Rugby World Cup.

A se­ries of penal­ties by Canada gave France the lux­ury of con­vert­ing easy points just be­fore the half time whis­tle.

France’s form go­ing into the clash with the All Blacks this week is hard to pre­dict and as for the All Blacks, we await with bated breath to see what changes will be made to this week’s team.

And we are hope­ful the play­ers don’t in­jure them­selves again at train­ing.

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