All Blacks Attend England Vs South Africa Game Unbeknownst To RFU
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Brian O’Driscoll On Why He Couldn’t Wait To Get Out Of Rugby “Quick Enough” - September 8, 2022
- Champions Cup Last 16 Extra Time Protocol & Quarter-Final Permutations - April 15, 2022
- Legendary Ireland International Announces His Retirement Fro Rugby - April 8, 2022
The All Blacks were in attendance at Twickenham on Saturday for England’s win over South Africa – completely unbeknownst to both Eddie Jones and the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
Jones quipped after the game that the All Blacks probably watched the game at their Teddington hotel “drinking cups of tea, maybe having some scones, saying ‘oh, we’ll take these guys’. They’ll be confident and we can’t wait to get them.”
But lock Brodie Retallick has revealed the world champions were in the crowd on Saturday ahead of their Test match with England this weekend, despite Eddie Jones clearly thinking otherwise.
“We were actually at the stadium so we weren’t having scones or a cup of tea,” he said.
“It was physical, it’s probably not the style of rugby we’re used to but they’re extremely good at what they did. I thought they did a great job.”
According to the Guardian, New Zealand paid for their tickets rather than receiving any complimentary hospitality from the RFU, going completely under the radar it seems!