Sep 15 2014 02:43 PM | Knock On Wood
Here are my observations - turning into a bit of a novel as usual! I really enjoyed the match even though it was a bit nerve-wracking. Some in the media seem to be commenting that the game wasn't "enjoyable", but I thought this was proper test match rugby and far better than a one-sided razzle-dazzle try-fest. First up, I think in general the refereeing was very good, and the New Zealand commentary team was also good. Bouquets to both since I usually have major quibbles about these things....
Aug 27 2014 07:21 PM | dogmeat
Jun 20 2014 04:05 PM | BartMan
As per usual, when this international rugby season kicked off, with the Super teams not doing that well, and players not being in great form, it was all doom and gloom for the All Blacks. The mighty Orc’s from England were going to smash the All Blacks to all corners of the park and take that mighty mythical myth off the men in black.
But really, when you look back, was that ever going to happen?
Lets look at a few cold hard facts about this English team that managed to beat the All Blacks in Mr Lancaster’s first test in charge (A seem to recall Supercoach Dingo Deans first effort against the All Blacks was pretty handy too, before the next 6 years, but we won’t go there).