Well that wasn’t a bad game at all. After 30 minutes NZ had a bigger lead over France than Australia had managed against the United States.The final score of 37-17 was possibly generous towards the French.
Was great to see Richie McCaw get presented with a literal cap for his 100th test cap – the first All Black to achieve this. Was also moving to see an obviously ill Jock Hobbs present it to him.
- 3.30 pm – Fiji v Samoa at Eden Park. Go Samoa, who should have a supportive crowd
- 6.00 pm – Ireland v Russia at Rotorua. Russia are the under dogs but I have to support Ireland.
- 8.30 pm – Argentina v Scotland in Wellington. As my maternal family tree includes 12 generations of Scots, they’re my pick.