Yep,spot on there John,it`s just not often the Kiwis match the Aussies in the tackle department,or indeed play out the whole eighty minutes,which they managed to do on Sunday. A big post mortem here in OZ of course as to how the mighty are fallen (again),most pundits saying it`s the end of an era with this side,as has to happen eventually to every team,but I`ll bet most of those players,if not all,will be selected for the first Origin match at the end of the month.
Well, they both played for Fiji in the halves and had good games. To top off a great weekend, the Kiwis flogged the Aussies for the third consecutive time yesterday and the first time they`ve won an ANZAC test for donkeys years. That`s the only game for Australia in 2015, I think there`ll be a lot of retirements at international level by this time next year. Slater,Smith,Thurston,Cronk and a few more are well into their thirties now, so I can see a lot of new faces wearing the green and gold, plus a new coach. For once the Kiwis tackled their hearts out and that`s what won them the game, Thurston,Thaiday and Co not able to dominate as they have previously. Wonderful stuff, if the Kiwis keep this up,the end of season trip to the Old Dart should be well worth waiting for. Are any games scheduled for Spotland?
Yes,a great night of rugby league and some marvellous pre match singing to go along with it. Let`s hope all those four nations kick onwith the game,pushing rugby yawnion to where it should be,into the doldrums,though PNG has always been mad league. Let`s hope they do it again next year,I`d go every time.