FROM THE EDITOR
Hard isn’t it – not to get swept up in the heady hullabaloo.
The momentous Rugby World Cup quarter-finals victory by the All Blacks over France has unleashed a tsunami of superlatives.
Yes, even those who are nonrugby heads have found themselves aboard the festive feelgood float in the wake of that win.
And with the other hard-fought and close quarter-finals matches, we are poised for a doozy of a finish, with our boys in black primed to do what no other team has done – back-to-back Rugby World Cups.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, wasn’t it great to see how well the team’s Manawatu players performed.
They are emissaries and examples for every local ripper rugby player, every college, grass roots club grade and representative team player who hopes and dreams one day to be among the best.
It can be done. And our boys did us proud.