All Blacks introducing controversial goggles in yet another display of blatant cheating
When is enough, enough…? The All Blacks today released a brand new piece of kit in their All Blacks range. The “Offside 3000 Goggles” are to be launched mid-way through the World Cup and the team will be wearing these goggles in their match against Canada.
Many online aren’t pleased about the introduction of the goggles which have 3 new features which the All Blacks will love to employ.
The features include…
- Flash black to alert player when the referee isn’t looking.
- Measurement calculator on the goggles to see how far they can go offside without ref noticing.
- Special visor so they can avoid making eye contact with players after they cheap shot them.
Photos were released today online showing the team training with the new goggles on.
Ardie Savea was seen in a video interview with the All Blacks saying that the goggles were designed to help with his eyesight.
We’re simply not buying that Ardie, we know what they really do and so do the Rugby World.
The All Blacks team to play Canada in their second Rugby World Cup Pool Play Test on Wednesday 2 October at Oita Stadium, Oita, has been named (Kick-off: 7.15PM, 11.15PM NZT)
The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps in brackets):
1. Atu Moli (2)
2. Liam Coltman (6)
3. Angus Ta’avao (9)
4. Patrick Tuipulotu (26)
5. Scott Barrett (32)
6. Shannon Frizell (6)
7. Matt Todd (21)
8. Kieran Read – captain (123)
9. TJ Perenara (60)
10. Richie Mo’unga (13)
11. Rieko Ioane (26)
12. Sonny Bill Williams (54)
13. Jack Goodhue (9)
14. Jordie Barrett (12)
15. Beauden Barrett (79)
16. Codie Taylor (46)
17. Ofa Tuungafasi (31)
18. Nepo Laulala (21)
19. Samuel Whitelock (113)
20. Ardie Savea (40)
21. Brad Weber (2)
22. Ryan Crotty (46)
23. Ben Smith (81)
In naming the team, All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “Our aim is to win the next two Pool matches against Canada and Namibia, as well as continuing to grow our game and manage the workload across the group. With two games four days apart, it’s obvious that we need to use our whole squad.
“Whilst there’s a huge amount of energy and excitement amongst the whole team about what lies ahead, this week there has been a real focus on ourselves and our own standards,” Hansen added.
“We’ve been working hard. We know we have to keep growing our game. We’ve always been demanding of ourselves when it comes to continued improvement, and that will never change. By doing so, it allows us to have the right attitude, intent and execution.
“When it comes to our preparation, it should never be about who we are playing, but how we are preparing individually and as a team, both mentally and physically. By doing this, it means you always respect your opponent and the jersey.”
The starting front row for the Test against Canada is made up of props Atu Moli and Angus Ta’avao and hooker Liam Coltman, with support coming off the bench from Ofa Tuungafasi and Nepo Laulala and hooker Codie Taylor. Patrick Tuipulotu and Scott Barrett are the starting locks with impact off the bench in the form of Samuel Whitelock. In the loose forwards, Shannon Frizell is at number six, Matt Todd is in the seven jersey and Kieran Read will again captain the side from number eight. Ardie Savea provides loose forward cover from the bench. Goggles goggles goggles. When will they learn…