It's been a weekend of highs and lows, sportingwise.
The undoubted high was the Black Caps' win against the tormented South Africans in Dhaka on Friday night. We've watched the South African capitualtion a couple of times courtesy of the fast forward button on the MySky remote, and we still can't quite believe that a) the Black Caps got out of jail, and b) that the hard-nosed South Africans let them. But a win is a win is a win, and we are happy that New Zealand is the only non-subcontinent team in the World Cup semi-finals. Sri Lanka in Colombo will probably be a mountain too high for them. But then again, that's what we thought before the South Africa match. Tomorrow night will be a late one!
It's going to be a long season for Warriors supporters. We said that last week, and that's all we are going to say today.
And it was a mixed weekend for the New Zealand Super Rugby teams. The Crusaders had a rollicking win in London this morning, the Blues did what they had to in the rain at Hamilton on Saturday night, and we despair at the performance of the Hurricanes on Friday night; it was woeful, and some serious butt-kicking needs to happen this week by Mark "Hammer" Hammett.
Elsewhere the F1 season is underway. Sebastian Vettel led into the first corner at Melbourne, and wasn't even pressured after that. The All Whites had a meritorious draw with China despite scoring both goals, and the New Zealand Sevens team leads the IRB series after beating England in the final at Hong Kong; another great result for Gordon Tietjens' men..
Have we missed anything? What sporting contest caught your imagination this weekend? The floor is yours...