Zinzan Brooke: The better team lost

November 12, 2018

Heartbreak for England as they came so close to a memorable victory over the All Blacks by the finest of margins missing out in the end by a single point. 

Alongside Brian Moore to discuss the weekend's trials and jubilations is the 2003 World Cup winner, Neil Back. He says that for the first time that England have two tiers of back row players with no one assured of a starting position. Brian meanwhile believes that these two matches have shown that Owen Farrell needs to be starting at fly half with George Ford coming off the bench, and that three wins must be the aim for England.

Zinzan Brooke gives an All Blacks perspective on Saturday's events saying that the better team lost but goes on to predict a 9-11 point victory for his national side against Ireland next weekend. 

The former Ireland flanker David Wallace gives his view on a nervy Irish victory over Los Pumas, who should be starting in the back row against New Zealand, and tells us why the home side will not be favourites coming into the weekend.

Plus we have Hugo Southwell on Scotland's resounding win over Fiji and Red Roses coach Simon Middleton on his side's thumping 57-5 win over the USA.

 

Notes

To read Lance Corporal Semesa Rokoduguni's story go here 

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