The 2007 demons are dead, buried, beatified, and resting peacefully in heaven!
A stunning performance from the All Blacks who scored more points against France in a quarter-final than they did against Argentina, Namibia, Georgia or Tonga in the pool play.
Nine tries is an all time record for a RWC quarter-final.
South Africa’s narrow victory over Wales will have them very nervous for their semi-final against the All Blacks. But we’re in sudden death territory now, so one can only hope for another performance like today.
This match, and the recent Eden Park match against Australia have both seen the All Blacks at near their best. Their best is simply hard to beat. The challenge is to keep the intensity up.
Julian Savea was simply amazing. Three great tries.