Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Game of the Year?

Nervewracking, nail-biting stuff as the shocking All Blacks second-stringers were saved by A-teamers Brad Thorn, Mils Muliaina and Joe Rokocoko to steal a late 18-16 win over Munster at the new Thomond Park in Limerick, ending just minutes ago. Stephen Donald was useless with the boot and gave a Munster team playing out of their skins every chance for a famous upset. The late New Zealand scrum when Thorn came on for a Munster feed was one of the most awesome scrummages I've ever seen. Sheer breathtaking power. Cool start to the match with Munster's four Kiwi's lining up to challenge their own Ka Mate haka to the Blacks. Amazing crowd atmosphere. If this game doesn't convince Rugby Union to return to traditional amateur-era mid-week provincial tour matches, then nothing will.


At 2:57 AM , Blogger Bookshelf said...

I have to disagree. While it is interesting to watch second string All Blacks and a depleted Munster go head to head, it made for very sloppy and unimpressive rugby. I was entertained, but horrified as well... the sheer volume of needless knock-ons was ridiculous. That all being said, I enjoyed it, as I enjoy all rugby.


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