Italy vs. All Blacks Rugby Match Preview 2016 Saturday, November 12 on Stadio Olympico, Rome
After an incredible streak of 18 straight wins, the All Blacks lost to Ireland in Chicago last weekend. They were in the region of -23.5 points on the handicap for last week’s game against Ireland in Chicago, but they lost 40-29. This is the first loss in this year’s Rugby Championship. Now, there will be no margin for errors; coach Hansen needs to make sure that his squads is back on track before Dublin’s game against Ireland and Paris’ game against France. The All Blacks lost both of Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock before Ireland’s game for injury; at leat Retallick is expected to set for a comeback in Italy’s game.
On the other hand, this might be the biggest challenge for Italy yet. It hasn’t been going well for the Azzurri lately; five straight defeats in the last six games against six different Nations with two of them in Rome. However, after winning their last game against Canada 20-18 alongside with New Zealand’s last defeat to Ireland, this might be a great chance to kick a sick dog while it’s in the gutter.
Italy vs. All Blacks 2016 end-of-year rugby union internationals Match
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Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 local 14:00 GMT.
Venue: Olimpico, Rome
Last 5 Games New Zealand (All Blacks) Rugby Team:
New Zealand won 4 out of their last 5 games. They defeated South Africa 41-13 in the Rugby Championship back in September, and then they won their game against Argentina 36-17 back in October, after that defeated South Africa again 57-15 in October, defeated Australia 37-10 in the same month, and finally lost to Ireland 29-40 last weekend in Chicago.
Last 5 Games Italy ( Azzurri ) Rugby Team:
On the contrary, the Azzurri lost 4 out of their 5 games. They lost 20-36 to Scotland back in February, the in March they lost 15-58 to Ireland, 14-67 to Wales, 24-30 to Argentina back in June, and finally the defeated Canada 20-18 in the same month.
Italy vs New Zealand: Preview, Prediction 17 – 35 :
- Italy 17 – 35 All Blacks
Italy vs. All Blacks results of their last five games:
- New Zealand defeated Italy 42-10 in 2012 INT Rome, Italy
- New Zealand defeated Italy 20-6 in 2009 INT Milan, Italy.
- New Zealand defeated Italy 27-6 in 2009 INT Christchurch.
- New Zealand defeated Italy 76-14 in 2007 RWC Marseille.
New Zealand defeated Italy 59-10 in 2004 INT Rome, Italy.
History of rugby union matches between Italy and New Zealand Click More Wikipedia
This game will be very important to the All Blacks:
they need to get back on track after the surprising loss to Ireland last weekend. Coach Hansen will try to retrieve the streak back and will now have no excuses as his injured Retallick will be coming back for this game. Later on they will be facing Ireland again in Dublin; that will be the best chance to pay them back. So, the game against the Azzurri will be a great opportunity to correct all of the flaws and to give Retallick the chance to set his mood back.
Italy head coach Conor O’shea, named Giorgio Bronzini s a starting Scrum-half alongside Carlo Canna the fly-half for the match. Italy has nothing to lose; the game may look difficult, but the won their last game, while the All Blacks lost theirs.
Numbers On the handicap, New Zealand is in the region of -42.5 points at 9/10, while Italy is +42.5 points at 9/10
New Zealand has won all of their 12 meetings since 1987, and the average winning margin is 47 points.