COMMENT:

Every sports team dreams of the perfect fan base.

One which turns up in droves no matter the time, day or weather and cheers with the utmost volume and passion to drive and inspire their team to victory.

While these scenes might seem a little fanciful in this day and age of New Zealand sport fans and their declining desire to watch their team live, we got pretty damn close last Saturday when the Taniwha took on Hawke's Bay at Semenoff Stadium in Whangārei in round four of the Mitre 10 Cup.

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