Six things to savour
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.