Six things to savour

NZ Rugby World - - 2017 The Year In Review -

huge num­bers. They buy all the replica kit, they be­have su­perbly, they spend money, they cheer their team re­lent­lessly and they are great am­bas­sadors.

It was a plea­sure to have them in New Zealand for six weeks where they trav­elled all over the coun­try, pumped cash into lo­cal economies and made friends with every­one.

The at­mos­phere at all three tests was spec­tac­u­lar. The third test was ar­guably the most charged Eden Park has been in his­tory – even more charged than when it hosted the 2011 World Cup fi­nal. pair of boots and get out there. We love th­ese clashes and why wouldn’t we?

They are high qual­ity, end-toend epics where good mates knock lumps out of each other.

Has there been a bet­ter game of Su­per Rugby than the Cru­saders ver­sus High­landers in Christchurch which was won with the most out­ra­geous drop goal long af­ter the hooter?

Prob­a­bly not and that game didn’t stand alone as a classic. Al­most ev­ery time two Kiwi teams met in Su­per Rugby it was mem­o­rable.

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