Last time North Otago challenged Auckland for the Ranfurly Shield we scored first and for a few glorious minutes the scoreboard read: North Otago 5 – Auckland 0.
By the end of that game, in 1993, we still had 5 points but Auckland had quite a few more – 139.
We’re hosting a challenge again today and I’m facing a wardrobe problem. Partly for political reasons and partly because I like the colour, most of my clothes are blue. That’s not a problem when I’m backing Otago but it’s also Auckland’s colour so today I ought to wear old gold and maroon in support of the home side.