The Samoans pushed the World Cup holders all the way in the first test match between the sides in Apia before Dan Carter’s goal-kicking got the All Blacks home 25-16 in front of an ecstatic crowd of 8,104 on Wednesday.
AllBlack captain says: “I take my hat off to you, going forward in your up and coming matches and into the World Cup.”…”With form like that you will get better and I know you will be a force to be reckoned with in what’s ahead. You have a pretty special team and I’m sure you will do well.”
Stephen Betham’s side have been drawn in Pool B at the Sept. 18-Oct 31 tournament in England with South Africa, the United States, Canada and Japan.
They face the U.S., Canada and Fiji in the six-team tournament that also includes Japan and Tonga, to build their combinations.
Looking forward to that!!!and coming from All Blacks captain, simply amazing!
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament will be hosted by England from18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.