Rugby Boot Spotting – Autumn Internationals 16th & 17th November 2012
We are only midway through the annual autumn international test matches and it is already evident that the quality of rugby displayed has been of the highest draw. The fixtures give Southern Hemisphere nations the opportunity to take on their Northern Hemisphere rivals and try to get one over on them in their own back yard.
The boots on show over the first two weekends have been just as eye-catching as some of the rugby we have seen. David Denton’s orange Puma Evospeed 1 boots have been hard to miss whilst Tom Woods Nike CTR 360′s have been radiant on pitch. Samoan centre George Pisi dotted down against Wales in a pair of Adidas Predator Incurza’s and Ma’a Nonu has made the switch to the new Adidas RS7 III.
If the Scotland forward can keep up the form he has produced in the last two matches then he looks a definite for the Lions tour. He has been threatening in attack whilst in defence he has been solid and not allowed opposition to get the better of him. His bright orange boots ensure that nobody can miss him on the pitch.
His substitute appearance against Australia last weekend should be enough to get him a starting place next weekend. The Northampton flanker performance was one of the only positives from a very disappointing match. Woods has been a long time CTR 360 wearer and always switches to the latest colourway.
Samoa defeating Wales on Friday night was the shock result of the weekend whilst Pisi’s try has to be the best try. He managed to tip toe his way along the sideline before touching the ball down with an extravagant dive. The new white Incurza colourway is not to everyones liking so Adidas have continued the boot in black.
Plays for: Auckland Blues and New Zealand
Nonu scored his 25th try for the All Blacks in their victory over Italy last weekend. The centre is regarded as one of the best players in his position in world rugby and continues to be in impressive performances for his country. The new RS7 colourway is mild compared to its Lab Lime predecessor.
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