You prepare and prepare and one day nothing works, and some guy has simply just got your number. Andre Agassi
Anybody who plays sport has experienced it.
Someday, someone, some team will just have your number.
And 57-0 is a big number in rugby terms.
A record win and the first whitewash since Richie McCaw’s All Blacks whitewashed the Boks 19 – 0 at Newlands in 2008
There was something more to it than just the Rugby World Champions flexing their muscles – upping their game as usual ?
It was too clinical.
It was a long time coming for them.
By their own very high standards, the All Blacks have had a poor run of late.
After the disappointment of the Lions series, near losses to Australia and Argentina at home, and their battles to consistently meet the high standards they themselves and the New Zealand rugby public set, Saturday presented an opportunity for them.
And it was more than just player talent which triggered a clinically destructive display
It’s comes down to something called ”E ‘’ Power. Emotion Power.
E: Power is triggered when a team or an individual finds emotive reason.
And in sport, ‘’E ‘’Power can deliver devastating results – which stand in awe.
Sometimes it’s the underdog who suddenly turns destroyer, but on Saturday it was the World Champions, galvanising themselves into collective pursuit of one thing which has been playing heavily on their minds – and affecting team performances of late .
Their playing season has been rocked by many off the field incidents in the last year.
Over the last 12 months alone, their own ”HONOR CODE ” being dealt some severe internal blows.
Saturday was an opportunity to turn the tide – and put it all right again.
And, what better to do it against their old foe – the Boks!
Steve Hansen played it superbly, having kept his mouth shut in the media about what was going on – off the field of play.
The players respected that – and on Saturday they repaid their coach handsomely.
The Boks caught the backlash from true World Champions, who were desperate to restore ‘’ their honor code ’’- for themselves.
It was clinical.
It was a burning desire coming from within their own dressing room.
Springbok Coach, Alister Coetzee reflected on arrival back at OT :
we walked into the perfect storm
The reality is – that any team in the world – would have ‘’ copped it ’ from an É Powered All Black team – on this given Saturday in Albany.
BEWARE E POWER . It’s a Game Changer .
BOKKE : If you want to turn things around at Newlands , you have to close down their No. 1 play-maker . And it’s not Beauden Barrett , but rather a certain Aaron Smith , who is the guy who’s creating all the extra space which they play in ………… he’s a Fourie du Preez.
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