For those of us married to Kiwis, last night’s smashing 48-22 NRL win by the NZ Warriors over the Canterbury Bulldogs raised seriously for the first time the depressing prospect that Kiwi teams might well take out both the Rugby World Cup and the NRL premiership.
Sux months of spousal gloating isn’t something to anticipate with glee. The only upside is that the Warriors play the same brand of exciting, power-packed, open running rugby as the All Blacks. If you really believe in the old cliche that “the game’s the winner”, then both sides deserve to win because both deliver a superior brand of football entertainment to any current Australian team in either rugby code. If more rugby teams seriously attempted to play attacking rugby like the All Blacks or Warriors, rugby/league would unquestionably be the most popular spectator sport in the world. If you’ve got broadband Internet, you should be able to watch a video replay here within the next day or so.