Yes, this is about right for rugby

“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.

4 thoughts on “Yes, this is about right for rugby”

  1. And to have a president and ruling party openly supporting their team helps, unlike their “big brother” to the south.

  2. But to get out there and have played them is still something to be proud of.

    I think they have courage beyond most measures. I wouldn’t boot up and play the All Blacks. Despite all the complaining about toxic manhood, every now and then someone comes along and quietly shows you what manhood looks like.

  3. The Uruguay coach asked about playing the group of death pointed out how infrequently they would normally play teams like Australia/Wales/England in such large venues and how it would help boost and improve their game.
    Nice to see such a positive attitude.

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