Australia v Tonga
To their credit Tonga, put some phases together for period late in the first half and put a tempory brake on the scoring.
And they scored a try after pressuring the Aus line.
But Aus did resume their domination and went on to score 15 trys to 1.
Good mix of Forward tries and some great slick moves from the backs.
Hosea was outstanding and MOM IMO.
Hosea and Hockings will be a strong combination in the Locks. Hockings a very good line out specialist.
McTaggart was a standout in the backs.
Thought Harrison made the most of his late call up at 10. He has a nice pass and does organise the backs we’ll. (not sure what happened to Kunzel who was originally named)
New Zealand v Fiji
Fiji helped by a red card, I thought was pretty hash, as the Fijian tried to hurdle the 13 (Billy Proctor).
NZ threatened every time they had the ball, very fast and great handling skills. Fiji did a lot of scrambling defence.
NZ back row played very loose, 6 (Devan Flanders) & 7 (William Tremain) played very wide.
NZ 8 (Hoskins Sotutu) was a standout and red head hooker (Thomas Flynn) not bad either.
Actually saw Plummer miss a few goals, unfortunately a feat he was unable to perform 2 years ago.