Bugger cobber! My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to all my Australian friends this morning after they were knocked out of the RWC by Mother England.
More on this, and the All Blacks, later today. I was hoping to be able to gloat about a famous New Zealand victory, but someone forgot to tell the French that this was the unwinnable match
Oh, and by the way "Four more years George"!!! And Richie, and Dan and..........
Some things don't change however - Kill the Bill! And was it a coincidence that we lost the match that Helen Clark turned up to?
Update - Sunday night: I'm still a little in shock from this morning's events, so some reasoned analysis will have to wait until tomorrow. To France the spoils, to the All Blacks, the "consolation prize" of a longer-than-expected summer holiday! I guess if you take all the teams on our side of the draw, the French are the ones who I least dislike losing to. I just hope that for all our sakes, they can repeat the dose against the English next week - at least the All Blacks scored tries!