Otago Daily Times
THE ALL BLACKS
see in the 80 minutes, but they don’t see a lot of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes. And at the end of the day, the 80 minutes on the park, as measured by a result on the scoreboard, isn’t where games are won or lost.
And so you have to remind yourself that, hey, the public might like to think they know a lot about the game of rugby, but really they don’t. I wouldn’t like to say their opinion is worthless. Or that it’s total junk. Or that I view it with massive disrespect. But it isn’t very helpful and anyway they’ll change their tune next weekend. It’s only the bloody Pumas. We’ll smash them.