It was a strange day in Townsville, one in which the main course was served before the appetiser – at least in rugby terms. The historical 100th heavyweight contest between New Zealand and South Africa rightly held centre stage in the penultimate round of the Rugby Championship.
In breaking news, administrators at Cbus Super Stadium have confirmed that new, ground-breaking, in-game entertainment will be trialled for the first time this weekend in the final double header of the Rugby Championship.
The Rugby Championship is officially New Zealand’s once again, but with the Wallabies surging, the Springboks bouncing back and the Pumas competitive, there’s still plenty to analyse in this week’s edition of Coach’s Corner.
Saturday’s long awaited centenary Test between rugby’s two world heavyweights may have been full of imperfections, but such is the joy of rugby. It was also a match full of gripping tension, borne of character and a classic contrast of styles.