New Zealand vs Wales Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds


The Springboks have won both Rugby World Cup finals they have played, against New Zealand in 1995 and England in 2007.

The England squad fanned out across the pitch in a V formation as the All Blacks delivered their traditional challenge, with several English players who crossed the halfway line standing their ground when match officials tried to usher them back.

World Rugby says this was a violation of the event's rule that players of the team receiving a cultural challenge must not advance beyond the line.

However, New Zealand´s players and coaches dismissed the significance of the haka challenge, while Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus said: "I don´t think it was disrespectful".

The fine comes as a minor distraction for England ahead of next Saturday's World Cup final against South Africa at the same venue in Yokohama where it ended the All Blacks' campaign to the tune of 19-7.

In 2011, France formed an arrowhead shape and advanced on New Zealand while they performed the haka before the World Cup final in Auckland.

"We're just going to let him do his thing".

"They were very efficient and very powerful against New Zealand.For us to match that intensity, it's something we've spoken about", said Proudfoot.

Former England captain Will Carling was among the critics of the sanction, saying New Zealand had the right to perform the haka but authorities had no right to dictate how opponents or the crowd responded to it.

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At the same time, they are "enormously explosive" and capitalise very quickly on any errors, so England will have to cut out mistakes, advised Wilkinson.

There's been plenty of derision over the penalty this time for an event which tournament organizers used to promote the contest - a video on the official Twitter feed had 1.2 million views by Wednesday morning.

"I thought the response was brilliant".

Dane Coles raised his hand for the best one liner of the World Cup by bluntly assessing how England's wealthy players will have no worries paying their fine for encroaching too far towards the haka. Why did you look at it and think, 'This is how we beat them'. He is the sort of person you want to follow.

Speaking about the tactic, Farrell said: "We knew we had to be in a radius behind them".

"Even though we'd like to not be playing the bronze medal game, it's an opportunity for us to go out there, give our best and then reflect afterwards", he told a news conference.

Meanwhile, Wales coach Warren Gatland described England's response to the Haka before that game as "completely respectful".

"Yeah, if they're willing to pay the fine".

They haven't lost to the Six Nations champions in 66 years and 91/100 for them to romp home by more than 18 points is our initial New Zealand vs Wales prediction. "It is a challenge to you personally and it requires you to have a response".