All Blacks continue their Rugby World Cup campaign against Namibia in Pool B on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about the match in Tokyo.
Namibia had their bright spells in difficult Rugby World Cup matches against Italy and South Africa, but they face their toughest test in the tournament to date against the All Blacks in Tokyo.
Scorelines of 47-22 against the Azzurri and 57-3 against the Springboks were far less embarrassing than the tournament record 142-0 defeat they suffered to Australia in 2003.
However, Namibia will now face an All Blacks side coming off the back of a 63-0 win over Canada — and the margin of victory could have been greater were it not for New Zealand’s handling errors.
All Blacks vs Namibia Rugby World Cup kick-off time and prediction
Kick off time: It’s a bright and early Sunday morning kick off – 6:45 on Sunday 6 October 2019.. It will be live on SuperSport 1.
For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.
Prediction: New Zealand by a cricket score. Okay, not quite. But by 70.
From the writer: Expect another spirited performance from Namibia, but New Zealand should be far too strong for them. The All Blacks are tipped to triumph by 60 points.