COMMENT:

It was so cold. The rain came in sheets, a great blizzard of it, shining under the lights, sweeping across the ground, and there was thunder from just behind the South Stand. Hardly anyone turned up. Why would they. Those who did shrank back into the seats deep under the overhang. Out on the field, the players with fancy haircuts patted their heads in despair.

The defining moment in the game came early: at 20 minutes, the Blues had a try not awarded. Most other games that would have been an end to it, another Blues move that went

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