Pretty obvious, we don't have individual brilliance, we don't have combinations and understanding...AND we always shy away from playing Australia. That is always the case. Our plaeyrs don't take it to them like they do for their NRL clubs.
That's still no excuse for how crappy our boys played. They were always going to struggle to keep the game close having lost Matai, but they simply had no clue how to contain the Aussies or use the ball effectively on attack when they did manage to hold on to it.
Simply put, a rubbish performance by the Kiwis who were beaten by a team with more passion and class.
LOL what makes you think I said that as an excue? Because I quite clearly didn't. Was just pointing out those made it worse along with the bad ball-handling and everything else that the team did wrong.