Answer= injured Macaw and no Dan Carter!We thought it was a great match. I didn't really mind or care who won tbh. I did think the AB's would probably choke and once again they proved that when pushed hard and made to run the hard yards in a game they did falter and were not really able to recover, but at least were in front and stayed there. The French took the game to them and alas for a kick going very wide, which would have turned the game on its head.
It also showed that when the pressure is on, the AB's don't have all the answers and certainly don't seem capable to score tries so freely. They look a very different team to the one from the knockout stages and quarters. The semi pushed them that bit more and perhaps were it not for home advantage the result might have gone the other way.