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- January 2007
For quality, the Super Rugby competition regularly produces the best moments, but occasionally a Northern Hemisphere story outweighs all others for significance – and this is one of those weeks.
A 2001 trip to Fiji, as described by one subscriber, would have been when Nemani Nadolo was a teenager. Her worst memory of that weekend was coming up on the scene of an accident where a young kid was badly injured.
Workmates and I were discussing the Blues’ 33-31 victory over the Highlanders on Friday, agreeing it was a promising start to Tana Umaga’s tenure as coach.
Sunday morning started with another Japanese masterclass in diligence and teamwork as they blitzed Samoa from the outset at Milton Keynes to run away 26-5 victors.
The table-topping Hurricanes made short work of the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday night, stepping out to a 29-5 win and not needing all their front liners to do it.
Darwinism was particularly cruel to the unviables this weekend, and even some of the more advanced rugby species saw their habitats shrink. Slipping around in the gore looking for a pattern was tough, but I found one.