All Blacks nil wrote:Both scrumhalfs did well yesterday and showed that they are quite capable of playing at this level.
Interesting to see the unanimous praise for Luke's super territorial kick towards the end of the game when compared to the reaction to A similar kick by Conor Murray v NZ in 2013 after 77m50s which put the All Blacks back in their 22.
Murray was roundly condemned for "kicking the ball away" whereas now Luke is being feted for executing something similar. Ireland actually regained the ball in that NZ match, when Cruden gambled on a chip kick just outside his 22, before Jack Mc was penalised for off his feet quite a few phases later.
To me none,
Two fantastic territorial kicks that put the try needing opposition back in their 22.
Interesting that you're already comparing a rookie SH's performance with an established SH like Murray.
Praise indeed for Luke McGrath.