The New Zealand rugby conquering team has launched a rallying cry to Kane Williamson's team in preparation for the Cricket World Cup final against England. Captain Kieran Read urged them to "stuff the Poms" on their own turf.
WELLINGTON: All of New Zealand's conquering rugby team has launched a rallying cry to Kane Williamson's team before the cricket world cup final against England's captain Kieran Read urging them to "stuff the Poms" at home.
All the team and staff of the All Blacks appeared in a video for the Black Caps while they wanted to win the tournament for the first time at Lord's later on Sunday.
"Since it's good when you stuff the Poms with cricket, go ahead, guys," said Read, prompting the pumps in hand and screaming teammates dressed in the All Blacks outfit.
"Pom" is a familiar term widely used in the former British colonies, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, to describe the English.
The All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen, sitting alongside Read, said: "Congratulations on what has been a great tournament and the opportunity in the final. I wish you all the best for the All. Blacks. "
New Zealand will try to do better against Eoin Morgan's team after losing the final against Australia four years ago in Melbourne.
The All Blacks will try to win a hat-trick of the World Cup at the kickoff of the rugby centerpiece in Japan in September.
(Report by Ian Ransom in Melbourne, edited by Sudipto Ganguly)