Saturday, 19 September 2009

Are we there yet?

Is it really over?

Has "the 3 teams playing amongst themselves for an eternity" tournament finally finished?

I confess I've seen very little of this year's Tri Nations but that in no way prevents me from having an opinion i.e.

- South Africa: well done on becoming 3N champions. You found the Lions far more of a handful than Australia and New Zealand and I have a sneaking suspicion that you might now have just peaked;

- Australia: it looks very much like you might just about have found yourselves a scrummage at last, and in doing so the rest of your game appears to have gone to pot. Nevertheless I have a horrible irrational feeling that you might be the team to beat in 2011;

- New Zealand: if you're going to have a major crisis of confidence then 2 years before the World Cup is as good a time as any. Find a lineout from somewhere and wrap McCaw and Carter in cotton cool for the next 2 years and you'll be fine.

See you all in November...

1 comment:

Nursedude said...

I have to say that Argentina cannot join this tournament fast enough to add a little bit of variety to the proceedings. I watched most of these games, and I have to say that there was just ONE game that was any good-last week's Boks win at Hamilton New Zealand.

It will be interesting to see if the Tri Nations teams will be able to repeat their sacking of Europe(only one loss) like last year.