Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The past dew days have been very eventful.
1) Twenty years since we won the World Cup.
2) I won a prize on NZ Rugby World magazine website
3) Boss left to join the coup in Fiji
4) I received business cards. I am now officially a big fish.
5) Bain is to stand retrial
20 Years Ago- The Memories of the Glorious Past
I got this from the NZ Sports Hall of Fame in Dunedin website. I spent nine years in Dunedin and never ended up visiting it. I must see it at some stage.
1987 All Blacks
It was fitting, given that New Zealand was one of the countries that pushed hardest for the introduction of the World Cup, that the first cup was won by the All Blacks. They won the cup by being the best prepared team in it and by playing the most outstanding rugby, setting standards which other countries took two or three years to match. The cup-winning team, led by Andy Dalton off the field but by David Kirk on it because of injury to Dalton, formed the basis of the unbeaten All Blacks of the 1987-90 period. It was coached and selected by quite possibly the finest selection triumvirate the All Blacks have had – Brian Lochore was the coach and his two assistants were Alex Wyllie and John Hart, both of them later All Black coaches. The All Blacks were never seriously tested in the cup, beating Italy, Fiji and Argentina in pool matches, Scotland in a quarterfinal, Wales in a semifinal and, at Eden Park, they beat France 29-9 in the first World Cup final.
I entered heaps of competitions on the NZ Rugby World magazine website. Today I returned from work to my prize. America Crew Citrus Mint Duo Shampoo and Conditioner. It is better than nothing, but not up there as far as prizes I have won.
Today I received business cards. I thought I would ask for them. They make me seem important. Get one off me next time I see you.
Boss left to join the coup in Fiji. He has Siale Tunoka's wedding to attend. A few others are going like Sammy and Rach I think. They will love the warm relief from winter.
David Bain is to be trialled again. How cruel would it be for him to taste freedom for a month and then potentially go back into the slammer?