23 days ago

Beating Boks A Biggy

Michael from Trentham

If the ABs beat the Boks tomorrow evening (our time) in Australia it will be the icing on the cake for a memorable and extraordinarly challenging sporting year for NZ that had us starring/featuring in many different sports events at the hugely successful Olympics.
Spoke to a staff member at Kereru Breweries today in Upper Hutt who didn't know anything about the match up but she ended promising to watch the game on tv with her dad.
Its the 100th test between the All Blacks and the Springboks with the former currently ranked world number one and the latter the current world champions. It will be all so physical and brutal but hopefully the Kiwis will be able to display the silky skills that they have in abundance.
A win will also give NZ the Rugby Championship trophy for yet another year.
Look for the Barrett Trio (who have strong Wellington region connections) to be among the stars. Scott Barrett does so much work and effort that often goes unnoticed.

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