COMMENT:

The test in Perth last weekend was hard to watch for a New Zealander. For some of us the 47-26 thrashing stirred dark, uncomfortable memories.

Kurtley Beale laughing as he dodged two tackles and strolled behind the posts for a try in the last minute reminded me that the worst display by an All Black team in the professional era was also in a Bledisloe Cup test, the game in Sydney in 1999.

We lost then 28-7, exactly the same margin as last weekend in Perth, but that wasn't the worst of it. Late in the Sydney game a

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