‘If you want to read more go to the sport section’: New Zealand press left distraught after Rugby World Cup defeat by England … producing an all black front page to mark shock loss
- New Zealand suffered shock Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat by England
- The New Zealand press reacted with despair following Saturday’s loss
- Herald on Sunday had all black page with small area pointing to sports section
While England is rocking with anticipation ahead of a first World Cup final in 12 years next weekend, it’s a different story down inNew Zealand.
Defeat for Steve Hansen’s men proved too much to take for sections of the New Zealand press, who reacted with distraught at the result.
New Zealand’s press were left distraught following defeat by England in the World Cup
New Zealand players look on dejected following their shock semi-final loss in Yokohama
Kieran Read of New Zealand will now have to look ahead to a third place play-off
The Herald on Sunday marked the defeat with a front page that was left all black with just a small box of text in the center.
Trying to ignore the loss as much as possible, it simply pointed a message to the back page reading: ‘The All Blacks are out of the World Cup. If you want to read more, go to the sports section. ‘
The All Blacks’ World Cup is still not over and they will now look to gain a form of consolation in Friday’s third place play-off.
In what will be Hansen’s last game in charge they will face off against either Wales or South Africa who will contest the second semi-final on Sunday.