2014 marked the historic occasion of the All Blacks taking on the USA Eagles for just the forth time ever and for the first time on US soil. From a coaching point of view it provides an interesting prospect for analysis.
Over the next week or so we will be publishing a series of articles analysing the difference between the best team in the world and a team struggling with a mix of player experience and preparation time. Today we will just look at one try in particular.
In many ways the second try scored by the All Blacks was the perfect example of the differences between the two nations. I often joke with some coaching friends about the “super secrets” that teams like the All Blacks have. The very notion that simply hearing an All Blacks coach speak for example will give you the magic which you currently lack is completely ridiculous. The All Blacks do the exact same things any under 15 team should be able to do. They just do them faster and “better”.