The defeat of the All Blacks is the first in the World Cup since the quarter-final lost to France in 2007 (20-18), after which they had lined up an incredible series of 18 victories.
A beautiful hangover. In the wake of the All Blacks defeat in the Rugby World Cup semi-final against England (19-7), the New Zealand press seems stunned, Sunday, October 27. This can be understood: This is the first failure of the World Cup Blacks since the quarter-final lost to France in 2007 (20-18), after which they had lined up an incredible series of 18 victories.
“The end of the world! The All Blacks stunned by incredible Englishmen”, has thus titled the New Zealand Herald. It is especially the cover of the Sunday edition from the daily to the biggest draw of the country that made her talk: a full page completely black, with only a few comments in small font indicating “The All Blacks are eliminated from the World Cup, if you want to know more, go to our sports pages.”
– Keith Woodmass (@keithwoodmass) October 26, 2019
On the social networks, many netizens applauded the way the newspaper had “summarize the mood of the country”.
– Hilary Barry (@Hilary_Barry) October 26, 2019