Monday, 18 June 2012

Now that’s what I call a test match!

Some questions arise from that great test match on Saturday night:

How much better is a proper three-test series than yet another round of same-as Tri-Series boredom?

Is that the first time you’ve seen someone felled by a meathead’s challenge (come in Israel Dagg) get up and smile?

If Jonathan Sexton had nailed that last kick, would he ever have had to buy himself a pint again?

Why do coaches feel the need to substitute players just when the team is in the groove and those substituted are going well?

Does Ali Williams have a brain? And how does he still get a game?

Does Piri Weepu have a pass? And why does he deserve a game?

Can Sonny Boy Williams ever tackle with his arms?

How good was it to see a losing captain absolutely gutted, instead of smiling and laughing and talking up “things we can work on”?

Was that one battle enough to redeem Brian O’Driscoll after his disgraceful whinging when he was here as Lions captain?

How many more test matches does Richey McCaw have in him?

If the game was played in the afternoon instead in sub-Arctic conditions at night, would more players manage to hold on to the ball?

Given the means by which the last-second victory was achieved, wouldn’t it have been good to have some brains around the ball in the last few minutes just a few Quarter-Finals ago?

Are you tempted now to try and get hold of a ticket for the last match in Hamilton?


  1. No. He hasn't yet reached adulthood.

  2. On that score, I liked someone's question on Twitter: Was that the first time the so-called Heavyweight Champion had faced a real opponent?


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