Replay shows how much faster Marika Koroibete is than Rieko Ioane
By Rugby Onslaught

Replay shows how much faster Marika Koroibete is than Rieko Ioane

Look how much ground Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete makes up on All Black centre Rieko Ioane in Bledisloe 2.

Ioane has a running start on Koroibete, who is facing the forward and the gap when they start is about 10 metres.

By the time they get to the try line, Koroibete is about two metres behind him. Ioane is fast, yes, but Koroibete is just on another level to the New Zealander. Ioane is probably an 11.1-second man for the 100 metres, which is very fast, but Koroibete is clocked at 10.7. Real speed and it makes a big difference on a rugby pitch in these sorts of situations.

Sadly, the Wallabies have gone down to the New Zealand 57-22 at Eden Park in the second Bledisloe of the 2021 Series.

Wallabies 22 (Kellaway 2, McDermott tries, Lolesio 2 con, Lolesio pen) New Zealand 57 (Ioane, Retallick, Savea, Taylor 2, Reece, Jordan 2 tries, Mounga 5, Barrett 1 cons, McKenzie pens)

Wallabies (1-15): James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Matt Philip, Lachie Swinton, Michael Hooper (c) Rob Valetini, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Matt To’omua, Hunter Paisami, Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks

Reserves: Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Harry Wilson, Nic White, Len Ikitau, Reece Hodge

Wallabies Substitutions: 48 min – Sio for Slipper, 49 min – Salakaia-Loto for Swain, 52 min – Tupou for Alaalatoa, 57 min – Uelese for Paenga-Amosa, 61 mins – Wilson for Swinton, 65 mins – Ikitau for Paisami, 65 mins – White for McDermott, 67 mins – Hodge for Koroibete,

New Zealand (1-15): George Bower, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock (c), Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Aaron Smith, Richie Mo’unga, Sevu Reece, David Haviki, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie

Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Angus Ta’avao, Scott Barrett, Luke Jacobson, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett.

The Wallabies and All Blacks will now travel to Perth for the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test at Optus Stadium on Saturday 28 August.