Martin Devlin: That was the worst All Black performance ever

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 3:59PM
Beauden Barrett after the loss. (Photo / Photosport)
Beauden Barrett after the loss. (Photo / Photosport)

Martin Devlin: That was the worst All Black performance ever

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 3:59PM

"It doesn't get any worse."

Martin Devlin did not hold back in his assessment of the All Blacks loss to the Pumas last night. 

The 25-15 loss was the first time the All Blacks have been defeated by the Argentinian side, despite the South Americans having not played since the Rugby World Cup last year. 

Devlin started strong, calling them "weak" before tearing into the attitude of the All Blacks he described as too focused on Instagram accounts and overseas contracts. 

"I blame all the players. I blame all the coaching staff. Talk about complacent. Talk about thinking you are a lot better than you are."

Devlin says Argentina was magnificent and won every single contest - and "thanked his lucky stars" that South Africa wasn't part of this tournament, given that an Australian team that's in rebuild mode managed to best the All Blacks. 

"That side yesterday was worse than a rabble. They were disjointed, they were unorganised, they were flat, they had no ideas. They lacked anyone that was a follow me character."

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