“I said earlier to somebody, as soon as you don’t enjoy days like this and as soon as you don’t find any pride in playing the All Blacks, then you can stop playing this game,” Burger, the captain, said. “Half of these boys are eight to fivers. Playing against the All Blacks and facing the haka was a special moment.
Sure, Namibia was never likely to beat the All Blacks. But to get out there and have played them is still something to be proud of.