Four quick topics to mull over for the weekend: "ABs", "AK", "TB" and the "VW".
On Saturday night it's the All Blacks vs France and fantastic to see an unchanged lineup for this second test.
It's almost unheard of in this day and age, and a throwback to when teams were read out on the radio, no subs allowed and we all had oranges at half time.
The message seems clear: last week was okay but here's your chance to play better and for 80 minutes.
Amelia Kerr you are awesome
It's positive proof that there's hope for you millenials yet I say! Your record crushing innings vs Ireland was just stunning.
And congratulations to Mr and Mrs Kerr, you have raised a wonderful
young woman. You only have to see Amelia's post-match interview to see that.
Read more: Amelia Kerr is new star of the women's game
"TB", the Bus, Julian Savea is off to France to play for Toulon. And if this story's
true then I wish him only the best. A superb servant of Wellington, Hurricanes and
All Blacks rugby. Give it to the Bus and get outta the way.
Finally, the "VW", Vodafone Warriors. I had all kinds of figures and facts and patterns
and stats to talk about but in the end ALL of it is irrelevant.
Words won't win this game, certainly not mine anyway. All I want is the "W". That's it. Don't care about hit-ups, tackle-counts, line-breaks, completions - just get the "Win". Take the two points and kick start the weekend.
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