EDEN PARK, NZ – Granted, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie is a Kiwi. He hails from just south of Stewart Island. So, his opinions my be slanted from time to time, rooting for the All Blacks – even when they wear white in Scotland. But anyone with any common sense would have run for the exits if they were the immediate audience for last night’s Haka by the All Blacks. What that says to us is that the Wallabies are some tough, tough men – with no common sense. They will be a force to reckon with. 30-14 may seem like a lopsided score, but the Wallabies did find their collective ‘hop‘ in the 2nd half. We don’t normally get going until the Third Half, so we understand slow starters.
Anyway, watch this and tell us if we’re crazy:
Clearly, this night belonged to the Haka. The Wallabies threw everything but the Dilscoop and the kitchen sink at the home team but nothing was going to work for them in this one. Super Cooper was neutralized and James O’Connor missed three penalty kicks in the first 40 minutes – and that was all she wrote (American sports expression).
We’ll have more for you tomorrow, but make sure you check in on Monday for Matt Hawkins Monday! He joins our growing international lineup that includes Mathew Dean Turner of England and Team USA Eagle, Christy Ringgenberg. She’s got a bat loose in the belfry, if you know what we mean.
P.s… Here are some of the boys from last night’s match, saying hello.