It is not possible for Ben Smith to think about in a clear way what would be his strategy during his four-month sabbatical until after the test, which is going to take place on Saturday.
However, Ben Smith will for everyone else start; however, the process has already started for wondering how team All Blacks will succeed in his absence for the year’s remainder.
If someone says Smith is not the best back outside in the rugby world, it would be really interesting to know who they presume is better.
It is really hard to discuss that there is any player of the backfield who is more efficient and can offer more than what Smith has done for the team. It is hard to find a player who has a higher impact and has been more effective and contributor than him, after he became regular of All Blacks in 2013.
His ability to influence the tests is astonishing. (more…)
New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson has stated that his team should learn to become competitive and not to fear anyone.
He said that his team can now beat any team in the world and that they should believe this when they come on the pitch.
Anthony Hudson said for so long New Zealand has been considered as an outsider, but he believes that things should change now. He said that New Zealand players should ditch the mentality of being an inferior footballing nation and believe that they can compete with the best teams in the world.
New Zealand will be facing Fiji in their next game which will count for the World Cup qualifiers in Russia. However, Hudson said that he is focusing more on the Confederations Cup where New Zealand will be playing against the likes of Russia, Portugal, and Mexico. Hudson said that his team will be going there to win the competition and that they do not fear anyone. (more…)