Today the All Blacks lost by 2 points to France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal. There will be lots of stuff said in the media, just to rub salt into the wound, but from my point of view (biased I know), this team is THE BEST we have had for a long time.
A few hours earlier Australia lost to England by 2 points - not that I would have liked England to win 'cause Australia is always our biggest rival. But the Aussies didn't even look like they had a game plan to stick to. No rolling mauls, poor passes and catches. And the English team has some very old players with of course Johnny Wilkinson, who anyone would think had made great inroads in the game - he's just a kicker and in this game he missed some 'easy' shots. He also takes the easiest option by kicking dropped goals instead of keeping the ball in play or kicking it towards the 5 metre line for a lineout.
So France and England meet next weekend - go France!
Tomorrow morning South Africa plays Fiji - my money's on South Africa (but I've been wrong twice already this weekend!), and then Argentina plays Scotland (Argentina for that game). This doesn't mean these are the teams I want winning. I'd be so happy if Fiji did win.
So on with the rest of the day. I've shed a few tears and things have to be done now.