28th June - Manawatu
Very subdued atomosphere at The Kingslander, not much red. Expectations were high for a hundred point thrasing and six tries to Shane Williams, but we were let down on the last point. Can take absolutely nothing from this game except to further prove that Clive Woodward got the selection wrong for the first test, although it proved to be an excellent training session for the boys.
Steve Walsh proved yet again what a tosser he is, but fortunately Lyndon Bray sent him back to the touch line.
Lost a tourist who felt too poorly to get out of bed (easy enough to work out who's not in the photos) as he was still recovering from losing a series of games of spoof in the Koru Lounge at Christchurch airport.
Taking a token Kiwi to Wellington, he's never seen the All Black's win outside of Auckland when he's been in the stadium and we need all the luck we can get at the moment.
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