Every try from New Zealand vs Namibia, match highlights, Prop’s perfect no-look pass sets up one of 11 tries

New Zealand walked in a whopping 11 tries against Namibia in their Pool A clash at the Rugby World Cup, marking a major turnaround on their loss to France.

Cam Roigard and Damien McKenzie led the charge for the All Blacks – each scoring two tries apiece in their first Rugby World Cup appearances respectively. 

One of McKenzie’s tries was set up by a deft bit of spatial awareness from Ofa Tu’ungafasi, who threw a no-look pass out the back to Beauden Barrett.

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Epic no-look pass sets up All Blacks try

Roigard’s efforts were similarly impressive. His first try came less than two minutes into the contest. 

He followed that up with another in the seventh minute, earning the player of the match as a result.

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“Pretty surreal moment and an awesome atmosphere – sometimes I couldn’t even hear myself it was so loud,” said Roigard.

“It was really cool – a moment I’ll remember for a long time. To get another opportunity would be awesome.”

Cam Roigard scores stellar first All Blacks try

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster was complimentary of Roigard’s showing.

“He played really well, he had a pack that was giving a platform clearly, but he took his opportunities,” said Foster.

“It’s one thing to have good go-forward ball but he made really good decisions with that and he should be really proud. We saw the benefit of his running game.”

Ethan de Groot cops red card for ugly clash

That was one of the highlights as New Zealand steamrolled their way to a 71-3 win.

There was, however, one lowlight for the men in black. 

After Ethan de Groot came off the bench and scored almost immediately, he found himself in the sin bin for an ugly hit on Adriaan Booysen. 

New Zealand will have an extended break before returning on September 30 to face Italy.

Namibia will take on France on September 22 in their third Pool A fixture.

New Zealand vs Namibia RWC highlights



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