June 13th, 2004

all blacks

All Blacks 36, England 3

During the pregame festivities at Carisbrook, they played "We Are the Champions", recognizing England is the most recent winner of the Rugby World Cup. To immedietely follow that came "History Never Repeats Itself", and if this game is anything to go by, that's true.

England looked like they might score a try once or twice, but never made it in. They kicked a penalty in the first few minutes, after New Zealand had done so already, and never went forward from there. The All Blacks absolutely dominated.

I look forward to the upcoming series.