Oh yes! I was so nervous about the semi-final we (All Blacks) had to play against Australia tonight.
But we played a really hard game and trashed the
Our local (Manawatu) hero, Aaron Cruden, played the full 80 minutes at No. 10 and had a fantastic game - he was a ring-in after Dan Carter went down in injury and then his replacement, Colin Slade, was also injured. Aaron is the smallest (shortest and lightest) guy on the field, but even though the Wallabies had him in their sights, he made huge tackles, passed good passes and generally kicked the ball well.
Headlines tomorrow will be:
LOCAL BOY EARNS HIS PLACE IN THE FINAL
Next Sunday is the final game against France (poor roosters!)
Well, off to bed now - sure hope I can sleep!