Over the past four years, the New Zealand super-theme has been raised several times. Although he remained undamaged at the top, many teams dared contest that spot. Wales and Ireland moved him a moment from number 1
Since Eddie Jones assumed command of the English team after he was out on the first wheel of his World Cup and the
All Blacks captured in Twickenham their second Webb Ellis Cup in a row, the goal was set
Japan 2019 . The moment of truth finally came. After they have both approved their quarterfinals, they will meet next Saturday in Yokohama for a place in the crucial match.
During Saturday's early hours,
England introduced its solidity ahead of Australia's confidence to remain with a 40-16 victory, a more comfortable marker than its superiority in development. But eloquent for the solvency with which the chosen by Rose arrives at this instance.
New Zealand took all its offensive power to quickly get rid of the threat posed by Ireland, which defeated 46-14 in a dazzling performance that included seven tries.
Thus, the expected confrontation was set, that the chance of a draw was where He referred by signing up for the semi-finals and not for the final match of the competition. The other two semi-finalists would come from early in the morning and in the morning, Wales vs. France and Japan vs. South Africa.
During this four year interval, England and New Zealand met only once, in November 2018 in London. Although it was victory for men in black by 16-15, the narrow results and an invalid attempt at the finals to Sam Underhill with controversy over a questionable previous violation discovered by TMO took away from this antecedent.
England's First Quarter Final goes and Australia offered a new version of a true World Cup classic, as it was the seventh match against each other in nine competitions. Australian Eddie Jones won virtually the tactical duel of his compatriots and colleague Michael Cheika and ended up celebrating after a meeting that England dominated at the beginning, Australia matched for a moment thanks to his daring and ended decanting against the most solid of the two
A couple of attempts by the relentless Jonny May on 20 minutes, generated from the defense, opened the way for English in the first half. Australia, which had more possession (64%), played more time on foreign territory (62%) and ran more than double meters with the ball (578 against 275), responded at the start of the second half and returned to the game (16-17 ) with a great personal act by Marika Koroibete, the best wallaby in Japan in 2019. But immediately a fantastic entrance to the Kyle Sinckler pillar to break the line of defense as if it were a center thrown to England.
And then the figure of Owen Farrell appeared, this time with number 10 on the back (right inclusion of Henry Slade as a center to the detriment of who was the opening and strategist, George Ford). The captain scored 20 points with 100% efficiency when sending to the pins, including 11 consecutive goals to go from 22-16 to 33-16 and judge the match. At the finals, Anthony Watson closed the account with an interception attempt.
England are among the top four for the first time in 12 years, after falling in the quarterfinals 2011 against France and not passing the field of groups in 2015. He did so with the widest victory in his record against Australia, which for the first time got 40 points in a World Cup. And a first for the first time was a coach who beat the national team in his own country.
New Zealander Joe Schmidt was far from imitating. Ireland were reduced to sparring before the spectacular All Balcks and Clover return to stay away from the semi-finals; It is the only one of the nine powers that never crossed that line. The two victories for the Europeans during the last three meetings with each other remained as an anecdote to New Zealand's power. It was Ireland's worst defeat of his career in the World Cup and the one where he got the most points.
The best outline of the black progress in combating the degradation was the difference, both to neutralize the greatest strength of the Irish (ball control and long possession) to enter the rival defense and increase their three quarters. Half-time Aaron Smith marked the way with two attempts in the first quarter of the game and from that time New Zealand built a resounding victory.
The great duel between England and New Zealand was set. You can't talk about an early end, because there are also strong teams on the other side of the key. But no more confrontation is expected over the past four years than will be played on Saturday at 5 in Buenos Aires in Yokohama.