The All Blacks pack is being prepared to stop the battering ram Kyle Sinckler in England – the 120kg try-scoring prop Eddie Jones has called "the runaway rhino".
Sinckler, 26, had a strong match in the scrum and around the field in the 40-16 Rugby World Cup quarter-final win from England over Australia in Oita, Japan on Saturday night.
His fight with All Black's loose head Joe Moody should be a belter in the semi-final of next weekend.
Jones greeted Sinckler & # 39; s view and said his achievements had emphasized the hard work he had done to improve his all-round game.
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"A tight prop is always judged by his scrummaging, and he scrummed very well, so we are very happy with that," Jone said during the press conference after the game.
"Then he was in an advantageous attack position and got a great ball from Owen (Farrell), and he has no shortage of athletic ability."
Sinckler took route one to the try-line – trailing Wallabie's fullback Kurtley Beale while he bravely but unsuccessfully tried a tackle.
"He rushed, didn't he?", Jones said about Sinckler & # 39; s tantrum.
"He looked like a runaway rhino."
Sinckler – who played for the British and Irish lions in three tests during their tour in New Zealand in 2017 – has impressed Jones "with how hard he works in the game", especially "areas where he has not been great – his work off the ball.
"That is a big part of his development as a rugby player."
Sinckler has been guilty of losing his focus in the past when a crucial call went against him, but he took referee Jerome Garces' decision to punish him for a scrum offense in the first half.
"That's something I really tried to own – my discipline and just being cool in the moment and that comes with experience," he told reporters in Oita.
"You get good scrums and bad scrums, or scrums where you disagree with the decision."
Sinckler was particularly pleased to score his first test attempt for his mother Donna, who raised him on his own in Tooting, London, while working in a police call center.
"She was happy," Sinckler said.
"I saw her in the crowd, she was pretty emotional. It was a long journey for me and her. A long, long journey."