When in Rome
The All Blacks continued their European Tour, taking on Italy in Rome on Saturday. Despite winning by a comfortable 42 points to 10 the Italians made the All Blacks work hard for the win, with the All Blacks not scoring until 13 minutes into the game. The game was of particular importance to Kieran Read who led the side as captain for the first time, scoring the All Black’s first try of the match in the process. “I was actually very nervous heading into the game,” Read said. “I got a few more texts messages than I’d normally get. But really pleased with how things went and it’s great to cross the chalk, I haven’t done that before this year. It was a nice way to get into the game.