All Blacks ‘there to be taken’ – Webb

Date published: November 20 2014

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Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb believes New Zealand “are there to be taken” when the two sides meet in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb believes New Zealand “are there to be taken” when the two sides meet in Cardiff on Saturday.

The Ospreys nine will start the game against the All Blacks, as Wales will look to bounce back from a disappointing start to their November series.

An opening defeat to Australia was followed up by a laboured victory over 14-man Fiji, with Warren Gatland’s team looking out of sorts as they have for much of 2014.

However Webb believes New Zealand can be put under pressure, as they have been in recent weeks, and he thinks Wales can really push them if they step up their physicality.

“They’ve gone unbeaten for so many games now said Webb.

“They’re a world-class team, top of the rankings at the moment. But I think they are there to be taken as well.

“Australia nearly pipped them, Scotland put a real tough performance against them. You’ve got to be physical with them. They’ve been getting a bit flustered when people have been going at them.

“I think if we can play our game, not take a backward step and really get into them, I think we can put on a good show.

“It excites me really. You want to test yourself against the best teams in the world.

“I’ve been given the chance this weekend and hopefully we can pick up some of the things we did against Australia and Fiji, and just bring it all together and put a true performance out there this week.”

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